The South West’s Asian community will be heading to Bradley Stoke once more on Saturday (6th November 2010) to celebrate Diwali in the Town Square.
Radio Mast FM, an Asian radio channel in the South West, is staging a repeat of its highly-successful 2009 event, to mark the Indian “festival of light”.
The theme of the event is “Diwali at Little India”, which aims to recreate an Indian market setting on Diwali day.
The market will feature stalls selling Indian Diwali sweets, Indian designer jewellery and Indian fashion, with beauty stalls offering henna painting and Indian eyebrow shaping.
Further market stalls will be selling Bollywood CDs and DVDs, fireworks for Diwali and Diwali Divas (Indian candle holders for Diwali).
The numerous food stalls will include Krishna’s Inn, from Clifton, selling “food from God’s own country” and Curry in a Hurry, specialising in Mughlai delicacies.
On stage, the organisers have lined up live performances by Indian traditional dancers, Bhangra Dhol players and dancers, singers and the band Goldie.
For lovers of Bollywood oldies, Ghazal maestro Rangbir from the West Midlands will entertain.
Making a debut appearance in Bristol will be London-based Bollywood hip hop star Arjun and flying in from Turkey for the finale is Shebbie with a fusion of Indo-Turkish Bollywood dance.
Bristol’s own Bollywood dancer Simone, performers from the Indian dance school, and Bristol-based Pakistani star Naz complete the line up.
Radio Mast FM DJs will provide and non-stop Bollywood sounds throughout the event.
Children’s entertainment will include bouncy castles, rides and games.
Stalls open from 12 noon and the stage performances will begin at 2pm. The event is scheduled to end at 9pm with a finale of the popular Indian Dandiya Raas (stick dance).
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- Photos from the 2009 Diwali celebration (PicasaWeb)
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