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Diwali on the Square 2019


Diwali on the Square 2019

Come along and help us bring the light to Birmingham this Diwali!

Following the success of last year’s event, it’s back again! West Midlands Combined Authority are once again joining forces with the Consulate General of India and Sampad Arts to hold a spectacular FREE event to celebrate the Festival of Light on Saturday 19th October 2019 in Birmingham's Victoria Square.

With singing, dancing, live performers, delicious food and more, all funded by our generous sponsors- this event is sure to be fun for all the family!

On the day, there will be speeches from Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, and The Consul General of India, Dr Aman Puri. The event will be headlined by Bhangra band DCS front man Shin Parwana, who will be performing a popular mix of Bollywood classics and Punjabi ghazals from 1.30-2.45pm.

The line-up also includes Wolverhampton dance group Gabhru Punjab De, the Debjani dance group from Solihull, the Elite dance group from RSA Academy in Tipton, and the Coventry Marathi group.

There will be authentic Indian food supplied by the region's best restaurants, plus Mehndi artists, face painting, kite making and many other stalls and activities.

Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street will be joined by Her Excellency Mrs Ruchi Ghanashyam, High Commissioner of India to the UK, and Consul General of India, Dr Aman Puri, when he speaks to the crowd at 12.40pm.

Thinking of bringing the little ones? Or maybe some elderly family? No problem, this is a family friendly event, there will be lots of seating and picnic areas for people to enjoy all the sounds, tastes and culture of India.

So why not pop along and celebrate Diwali in style?
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