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Celebrate the Festival of Light, Diwali at Stoke-on-Trent Museums

Published: Wednesday, 12th October 2022

Celebrate Diwali, the colourful and vibrant Hindu Festival of Light at two exclusive events across Stoke-on-Trent museums during October.

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery will host a special free Diwali event on Saturday 15 October, which will include traditional music, dance, crafts, and Indian street food.

Gladstone Pottery Museum is hosting an exclusive event on Friday 28 October, with storytelling, clay lamp making, and Rangoli activities available to museum visitors. These activities will be free with the museum admission price.

Cllr Lorraine Beardmore, cabinet member for culture, leisure, and public health said:

“We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming Diwali celebrations back this year to the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, and building on the success of previous year’s celebrations, we’ll be extending these to include activities at Gladstone Pottery Museum also.

The celebrations of The Festival of Light are for everyone to come and get involved with, they’re always really special and offer something for the whole family to enjoy.”

Diwali is celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains all over the world, and has always proved extremely popular with communities across Stoke-on-Trent.

The festival also coincides with harvest and new year celebrations and recognises new beginnings and triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.

Diwali at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery takes place on Saturday 15 October.

Diwali at Gladstone Pottery Museum takes place on Friday 28 October.

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