Festival of Lights | Celebrating Diwali
This October we are excited to present for the very first time, an entire programme of events inspired by Diwali, the 5 day festival of lights celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains worldwide.
Our varied programme of events on offer cater for all ages and tastes and include music, dance workshops, family-friendly craft activities, literary and film events as well as (of course) delicious indian food!
Bringing Bollywood to Blackheath
The fantastically entertaining Bollywood Brass Band form one of the highlights of our weekend on the evening of Saturday 19th October and are set to bring the house down, putting on their vibrant and colourful show for the whole family to enjoy, there is even a Dance Workshop during the day where participants can learn a routine to help open the show.
Diwali for Families
As well as our Bollywood Brass Band event, there are lots of other activities and performances on offer for chlildren both young and old on the Saturday 19th and Sun 20th, including an indian Drumming Workshop and a theatrical performance Same Same...but Different from the award-winning Sonia Sabri Company, celebrating our individuality and diversity and the bonds which connect us all.
There will also be a range of free arts and crafts on offer on the Saturday, more details to follow.
Music, Literature and Film
From a screening of the Merchant-Ivory classic, A Passage to India, through to a Diwali Dinner with Indian Dance event hosted by the Friends of Blackheath Halls, a literary talk by Preti Taneja (winner of the 2018 Desmond Elliot Prize for the UK's best debut novel) and a recital by the rising star of the Indian classical and contemporary music scenes, sitarist Jasdeep Singh, there is something for everyone to experience and enjoy.
Full programme of events
Wed 16 Oct
8pm Preti Taneja | We That Are Young £12 including a glass of wine
Thu 17 Oct
7pm A Passage to India (cert PG) £10
Fri 18 Oct
7pm Diwali Dinner with Indian Dance £48
Sat 19th Oct
11am Same Same....But Different £10 adult | £8.50 child
12.15pm Children's Indian Dance Workshop £8.50 child (accompanying adult FREE)
2pm Drum workshop with Bollywood Brass Band £8.50
3pm Dance workshop with Bollywood Brass Band £8.50
7.30pm Bollywood Brass Band £16 | £14 conc | £10 under 12s
Sunday 20th Oct
Diwali Festival food offers from the Everest Inn
The popular Indian/Nepalese restaurant at the heart of Blackheath Village, The Everest Inn, are kindly offering all ticket holders to Diwali events a variety of discounts across both meals in the restaurant as well as takeaway orders.
20% off total bill in restaurant on presentation of ticket/booking confirmation
£10 off takeaway collections for all orders over £30 when you mention our Diwali Festival weekend
£5 off takeaway deliveries for all orders over £25 when you mention our Diwali Festival weekend