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Diwali

Diwali

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When:

  • Mon 23 Oct, 1:30pm – 9:30pm

Where:

TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf, Wellington Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Diwali - also known as the 'Festival of Lights' - is Wellington's local Indian and South East Asian communities' most vibrant cultural celebration.

The lighting of lamps at this ancient Hindu festival symbolises the triumph of light over darkness and the renewal of life. Celebrate traditional and contemporary Indian culture in its many forms, with live music, dance (including international guest performers, the lavani dance company Kalika Kala Kendra), street theatre, food and craft stalls, Bollywood dance competition and activities for kids.

Gold coin entry.

Programme:
1:30pm - Welcome and opening acts
2pm - Classical encounters
2:30pm - Inaugural ceremony
3:20pm - Classic acts
3:35pm - Traditional act
3:55pm - On a lighter note
4:10pm - Classical acts
4:25pm - International act by The Kalika Kala Kendra dance group, Maharashtra State, India
4:50pm - Mix & match
5:05pm - Bollywood Acts
5:30pm - International act by The Kalika Kala Kendra dance group, Maharashtra State, India
5:55pm - Classics
6:40pm - Fusion acts
7:25pm - Bollywood action
8:25pm - International act by The Kalika Kala Kendra dance group, Maharashtra State, India
8:35pm - Bhangra action
8:40pm - Finale acts
9:15pm - Stage programme ends
9:25pm - Fireworks by the waterfront
9:30pm - Festival ends

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