Coventry’s Diwali Celebration

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Photo credit: Emergency Exit Arts

Carnival of Lights Procession

Free Event

Sunday 3rd November 2019 5:15  – 7 pm

Starting from Foleshill Community Centre, 757 Foleshill Road,Coventry, CV6 5HS

Ending in Broadgate with live performances

Adults and Families welcome

Route – Foleshill Community Centre – Foleshill Road – Eagle Street – GNP Gurdwara – Howard Street – Swanswell Street – Whittle Arch – Holy Trinity Church – Broadgate

A carnival with stilt-walkers, music and illuminated floats will be celebrating the Hindu festival of Diwali in Coventry.

The spectacular procession will include a music float, dhol drummers, stilt-walkers, illuminated umbrellas, a beautiful lotus flower float and 100 lanterns made by the local community.

Carnival of Lights will see the rolling closure of Foleshill Road through the duration of the event.

There is still an opportunity to participate in a lantern making workshop before the event and create a lantern from sustainable materials which will be used in the parade. Foleshill Community Centre, 757 Foleshill Road, Saturday 2nd November at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. For more information contact Daksha Piparia  dpiparia@gmail.com

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The illuminated Lotus Flower float

Carnival of Lights is part of Coventry City of Culture Trust’s programme of events in the run-up to the city taking the City of Culture title in 2021.

The Trust, supported by Coventry City Council and Coventry BID, is working with Remarkable Productions, as well as Coventry-based music producer, Sunit, for the event.

Arts company Nutkhut will provide other elements of the show, such as the illuminated Lotus Flower float.

 

 

 

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