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Music, singing, dancing and drumming: What to expect at the Festival of Light and Colour

08 November 2018

The Diwali-inspired Festival of Light and Colour will be gracing Stockton High Street for yet another year.

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Held on Wednesday, November 14, the festival marks the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil through aspects of Indian culture.

The event will kick off at 6.30pm with performances by Urban Kaos and dancers from Middlesbrough Hindu Temple.

The performance is a fusion of east and west to show the Hindu and local community coming together to celebrate the festival of Diwali.

There will also be a lively Bhangra Fusion disco around the fountain area, and traders will be selling traditional Indian cuisine, crafts and henna tattoos until 8pm.

Councillor Norma Wilburn, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council's Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said: "The Festival of Light and Colour is a very popular feature in our year-round events programme, with visitors getting a taste of Hindu traditions and Indian culture with a modern twist. We would again like to thank the local Hindu community for their support.

"Stockton High Street and fountain area always provide the perfect venue for this visual spectacle. I encourage everybody, young and old, to wrap up warm and enjoy the exciting and colourful performances."