Greater Manchester Diwali

24th October 2022

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Throughout October our artists will be delivering lantern-making workshops in communities across Greater Manchester, culminating in magical lantern processions and live events in each location. Find out how to participate here.

We are also back outdoors, working with our project partners The Met, Bury, The Bolton Hindu Forum, and Shree Bharatiya Mandal, Ashton.

Diwali On the Square 2022 in Bolton will take place on 23rd October from 2pm – 8.30pm in Market Place and Victoria Square. Join us for this free event and enjoy our packed programme featuring WorldBeaters Illuminated Drummers “Spark”, Outdoor arts experts Walk the Plank, Street Theatre, A Magical Nighttime Lantern Procession, Indian Street Food and our Spectacular light finale.

Ashton Diwali Event will form a nighttime procession setting off from Ashton Market on 15th October winding its way up to Shree Bharatiya Mandal. On arrival, there will be Music and Dance performances.

Bury lantern-making participants will form a procession through the town centre with music, dance and large puppets.

All activities are free for all the family.

Sunday 31st Oct

Saturday 8th Oct

11:00am - 4:00pm
Shree Bharatiya Mandal (Indian Association Tameside) Lantern Making Workshop
Shree Bharatiya Mandal (Indian Association Tameside) Dates: 8 & 9 October, at 11am & 2pm | Free event, register on Eventbrite Location: Shree Bharatiya Mandal, 103 Union Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 8JN Procession: 15 October

Saturday 15th Oct

11:00am - 4:00pm
Bolton Hindu Forum Lantern Making Workshop
Date: 15 & 16 October, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm | Drop in event, no need to sign up Location: Bolton Hindu Forum, Unit 28 in Market Place, Bolton, BL1 2AJ Procession: 23 October

Friday 28th Oct

1:00am - 3:00pm
The Met (Bury) Bollywood Dance Workshop
Dates: Friday 28 October, at 1pm | Free event, booking required Location: The Met, Market Street, Bury BL9 0BW

Saturday 29th Oct

10:00am - 1:00pm
The Met (Bury) Lantern Making Workshop
Dates: Saturday 29 October, at 10am & 1pm | Free event, booking required Location: The Met, Market Street, Bury BL9 0BW Procession: 30 October at 6.30pm