Diwali 2019

Festival of Lights | Celebrating Diwali

16th-20th October

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.

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

11.30am Jasdeep Singh Degun (sitar) & Harkiret Singh (tabla) £14

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





Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Following recent government advice, we have taken the decision to stop public events at Blackheath Halls for the immediate future.

Take a look at our Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update for further information.

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