Following Lib Dem and Tory cuts to Brent Council, there will not be a Diwali parade along Ealing Road like there was last year. However, there will be a free fireworks display at Barham Park to celebrate fireworks night and Diwali on Saturday 5th November from 6pm to 10pm. The Funfair at the park will start at 6pm with fireworks at 8.30 pm with lasers. The event is scheduled to close at 10pm.
Visitors are advised not to drive to the event as it is on a Wembley Stadium Event day and therefore parking is restricted in the area and if you park without a permit, your car may be towed.
You can use the following bus routes to get to the event: 18,92, 182, 204, 245. The actual address for the Park is, Barham Park, Sudbury HA0 2HB.
If the event cannot go ahead on 5th November because of bad weather, it will be postponed to Sunday 6 November 2011.
Brent Diwali celebrations begin today with Rangoli and Lantern making. For more details see LINK.
Main celebrations will be on Saturday 30th October 2010
2pm – 6pm
Shri Sanatan Hindu Mandir on Ealing Road Diwali dance programme. Watch traditional Indian dance groups perform on the steps of the stunning new temple that opened this year.
Rangoli competition. Enter bring your creation to the rangoli marquee by 12 noon on the day to be in the running.
Take the opportunity to see the breathtaking Shri Sanatan Hindu temple inside.
7pm – 8pm
Along Ealing Road to Barham Park will be the biggest Brent Diwali Parade spectacle outside of India. Bringing the colourful story of Diwali to life, local community groups have been working in partnership with Emergency Exit Arts and Mahogany to create spectacular floats. Each element of the Diwali epic will be animated through the unique use of light and colour to celebrate the powerful messages of Diwali.
Barham Park – Fireworks and laser show. The skies of Barham Park will explode with fireworks and lasers in a thrilling show to end the evening.