Diwali (Festival of Light) celebrations start tomorrow (November 1st) and the World Museum Liverpool will be hosting some free events.
Here's the customary picture of children getting in some practice and the info from the NML press office.
Festival of Light at World Museum Liverpool
National Museums Liverpool is marking this year’s Hindu festival Diwali with fantastic free events for all the family in November.
Local children from schools across Merseyside are wowing crowds at World Museum Liverpool’s Treasure House Theatre on Saturday 12 November 2005 with special dance shows at 1330 and 1415 hours. The performances promise to be a fitting celebration for this year’s Festival of Light, combining different styles of movement, music and dress from various regions of India.
The dancers have been honing their moves in a programme of music and dance workshops, which are part of a Liverpool Culture Company project called Introducing India. The project aims to teach children about all aspects of Indian culture including the country’s religion, values and traditions.
Purvi Parikh, the workshop facilitator, says: “Dance is such an important part of Indian culture and it this a great way to make it accessible to everyone. The children have been working very hard to make this show a real celebration of Diwali.”
Visitors to the Weston Discovery Centre on Saturday 5 November and Sunday 6 November 2005 can join in celebrations with will have the opportunity to dress up in traditional Indonesian costumes and put on a performance of their own with Javanese puppets and Eastern masks.
Tickets are required for Treasure House Theatre shows. They can be collected free of charge from World Museum Liverpool information desk.