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City trips the light fantastic to mark Diwali

Diwali, the festival of lights, will be celebrated at Phoenix Park in Blakenhall this weekend.

The City of Wolverhampton Council has teamed up with the Shri Krishan Mandir and Shri Durga Bhawan for the annual Diwali Festival on Saturday (17 October, 2015) from 3pm to 9pm.

It will feature music and dance with guest performers Laddu Aujla, Pargan Bhandal, Mukhtiar Sadhpuri and Roshni Patel, culminating in a spectacular firework display as the lights are switched on at 8pm.

There will also be a wide range of stalls and refreshments.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "Diwali is the biggest and brightest festival in India and we are delighted to be helping to celebrate it here in Wolverhampton.

"This weekend's event at Phoenix Park promises to be great fun for all the family, featuring excellent entertainment and a fantastic fireworks display."

Entry is free and for more information, please visit Wolves Civic or call 01902 556706.

  • released: Tuesday 13 October, 2015