After chatting about the unveiling of the beautiful Deepavali light up, it is now time to look ahead at the other Deepavali events You can look forward to in the near future, in Little India!
29th of Sep – 6th Nov, check out the Deepavali Festival Village, Colors of the community
(lets not forget – get some SHOPPING Done!!)
5th of Oct – 5th of November, at Hastings Road discover Indus Muses – A Sculpting Artistry
27th of October will bring on the Celebrations through Dance
Detailed below are more events you can attend with friends and family!
Flavours of Deepavali, 13th of October, Indian Heritage Centre ( 2 – 4 pm )
Delight your palate with creative food. Engage in a fun and interactive culinary experience while learning to make traditional Indian sweets and savouries for Deepavali.
The Spirit of the season, Naran – 20th October at Clive Street ( 7 pm )
For the first time in the heartlands, a Campfire will be set up! Get up close and cosy with the spirit of the season, Naran. Bring your picnic mats, popcorn and sit around with your loved ones. Enjoy the campfire while watching the tale of Deepavali come to life.
Play Street After Dark – 3rd November at Clive Street ( 7pm )
Draw your favourite food on our little lamps in reminiscence of Deepavali and watch your glowing chain of creations conquer the darkness.
The street will artistically illuminate the darkness within, bringing a festive glow throughout the festival.
Movie Razzmatazz – 10th November, Promenade @ Indian Heritage Centre ( 7.30 pm)
In the midst of the Deepavali celebrations, an outdoor movie screening will be held for all. A great way to wind down with loved ones and welcome the weekend.
The Silk Roots, a Musical Interlude – 17th November, Promenade @ Indian Heritage Centre ( 7pm )
Inspired by the culture and spirit of the local community, The Silk Roots is a collective of talented composers from Singapore. Led by Raghavendran Rajasekaran performing the classical Indian flute, Shivanesh playing Indian percussions, Tim De Cotta playing the bass and Gildon playing the Pipa (a stringed Chinese instrument). Closing the Deepavali festival will be the spectacular art of fire dancing.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT For my folks with Instagram accounts : there is a Boomerang competition for ALL to participate and a prize of $1000 to be won! All you have to do is :
Create a Boomerang image that best depicts the Deepavali festival. To take part, you must first Like the Facebook LISHA page, tag Lisha when you upload the Boomerang on Instagram and Facebook. Contest ends on the 5th of November so get creative!
Told you I would be back with more goodies! I hope my fellow Singaporeans take some time out to bask in these festive events, all in the name of relaxation I say And for our friends abroad who will happen to be here during any of the events described, feel free to attend and immerse yourself in these cultural experiences.
I myself will be attending a number of the events so you will see photographs of them, and hear about it from me! In the meantime of course, ‘regular’ blogging will commence so see you soon my loves xxxo