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Aimed at students and families, this Saturday (6th November) there is a free Diwali Festival of Lights at Exeter University‘s Cornwall House on the Stretham Campus from 3pm-7.30pm.

Parking if free on Saturday!

The order of the day runs as follows:

3pm Opening Puja Ceremony

3.15pm – 6.15pm Bollywood Film: Dostana

3.15 – 6.15pm Choose from:

Cookery demonstrations from Curry Leaves, authentic South Indian cuisine with fresh food to purchase!

Paint your own Diya (small candle holder).

Rangoli painting.

Henna tattoos.

Dress in traditional Indian dress or learn to tie a Saree and have a souvenir photograph.

Enjoy a traditional Lassi drink.

Learn and play a traditional Indian card game.

4pm – 5pm Bollywood Dance class – fun for all ages and abilities with professional dancer Madhuri Rajesh. Learn a routine.

5pm – 5.45pm Dhol drumming workshop.

6.15pm – 6.45pm Performance time: see the routine from the dance class, hear the drummers and see some local talented performers.

6.45pm Join the procession to see the fireworks.

7.15pm – 7.30pm Fireworks to round off the celebrations in traditional style. Fireworks will be viewed from Clydesdale Rise.