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

Wolverhampton City Council's Outdoor Events team is organising an afternoon of activities at the popular Blakenhall park on Saturday (26 October, 2013) from 2pm to 7pm.

It will feature music from the internationally renowned band Apna Sangeet as well as Manny Khaira and the Azaad Dhol Group, while there will also be performances from local dance groups.

Following the turning on of the lights at 6.30pm there will be a spectacular firework display.

Councillor Elias Mattu, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Leisure and Communities, said: "This promises to be a great event for all the family, featuring top quality entertainment and a fantastic fireworks display."

Entry is free and for more information, please visit Type=links;Linkid=1949;Title=Wolves Civic;Target=_blank; or call 01902 552099.

  • released: Wednesday 23 October, 2013