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October 2015 - Wellington Diwali Festival of Lights

· Wellington

When: Monday 26 October (Labour Day)
Where: TSB Bank Arena & Shed 6 venues, Queens Warf, Wellington
Time: 1pm to 9.30pm
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The festival included:
• 18 stalls selling diverse Indian vegetarian cuisines
• More than 20 arts, crafts, information & other diverse Indian retail stalls.


The festival also featured non-stop cultural entertainment from 1pm to 9.10pm, which included:


International:
• Performances from Mudra Creation from Maharashtra, India
• Puppet show by Puppeteer Mahipat Kavi


Local & regional performances included:
• Classical & folk acts
• Fusion acts
• Bollywood & Bhangra acts
• Bollywood fusion band

There were also workshops and presentations on Indian culture.


These cultural performances were feature across an indoor and outdoor stage(s).

The event also concluded with spectacular fireworks from the barge, by the Wellington Waterfront.


This event was brought to you by the Wellington City Council and Asia New Zealand Foundation.

Communities Action Trust New Zealand (CATNZ) is the producer of this event.

Here are some videos and images from the event !
Video Credit to Fish and Swallow:
https://www.facebook.com/fishandswallow/?fref=ts
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