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Diwali Celebrations, Sunday 23 October 2022

Please note these are provisional times for the event. 

Everyone is welcome to join our vibrant on campus Diwali celebrations. Activities and events are designed for students, families and local residents to enjoy. 

2.30 Puja led by Hindu Chaplain in the Forum

Activity and food stalls open in the Forum. Why not try painting a diya, having a henna tattoo, make your own diwali card or badge, dance workshops, try on some traditional dress, listening to a story. There will be a small fee for diya painting, henna and food.  

5.00 Stalls close












Performances, Great Hall
  1. Bharatanatyam- A major form of Indian classical dance that originated in Tamil Nadu. Performed by Anandikrishnan
  2. Singers- Rithwik Pradeep, a Post Graduate student doing MSc in Financial Technology. He will be singing Kaise Hua from the movie Kabir Singh, originally sung by Vishal Mishra
  3. Garba- A dance form that we partake in during the Navratri, which is a festival that celebrates Goddess Durga for killing the demon in a battle that last 9 days and 9 nights.
  4. Bhangra- A type of traditional folk dance of Punjab, originating in the Sialkot area of Punjab. It is done in the season of harvesting.
  5. Singers- Ananya Gupta, a Mathematics Student, currently undergoing a placement year at Enterprise, and the Events Coordinator of the Hindu Society. She will be singing Samjhawan and Kesariya!
  6. Legion & Break Dance Society- A spectacular hip-hop/ commercial performance by the Legion Dance and Break Dance Society on some classic Bollywood bangers!
  7. Singers – Sachin Sharma, singing a pop song, Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley      
  8. Girl VS Boys - Get ready for a dance off between the girls and the boys! May the best team win.
  9. Singers – Shreya, a first year Law student, who will be singing Moh Moh Ke Dhaage from the Bollywood film, Dum Laga Ke Haisha originally sung by Monali Thakur. 
  10. Semi classical- A beautiful semi-classical dance choreographed by Shreya, Shweta and Lehar on Ghar More Pardesiya from Kalank!
  11. Singers- Richard and Deepak finishing of the singers with a fusion of three amazing songs, Mitwa, Luka Chuppi and Pasoori!
  12. Bollywood Dance- A jam-packed couple dance with some trending and electrifying dance moves!
  13. Committee X Finale- Last but not the least, - a performance by the team that made it all happen!
6.30 Parade to fireworks
6.45 Fireworks, rear of XFI Building*

There will be a small charge for some activities. Please ensure you bring cash for activities or food. 
Large diya painting £3.00, Small diya painting £2.00, Adult henna £2.50, Children's henna £1.50

We are delighted that Namaste, a local authentic South Indian restaurant will be providing food on the day as well as Ice On The Go and Indian sweets from Sarmishtha Ghosh. 

Car Parking
Car parking is free on the Streatham Campus on weekends. As activities are based around the centre of campus we would recommend using car parks C and D

*Fireworks are weather dependent but will only be cancelled in event of high winds and very heavy rain. Cancellation of fireworks will be posted here and on university social media if necessary. 

Please note that there will be photography for promotional purposes at this event. If you’d rather not be photographed, please let the photographer know.

This event is supported by the University, Community Fund and Equality‌, Diversity and Inclusion Office