Valerie attends a Diwali celebration at the New Art Gallery Walsall

Valerie attended the Diwali celebrations at the New Art Gallery in Walsall on Saturday 10 November 2013. The theme of the event was to celebrate 100 years of Indian Cinema and Diwali.

Valerie said:

“Diwali is the Hindu festival of light celebrating the victory of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance. The festival of Diwali is celebrated by the wider community including Sikhs and Jains.”

“At the New Art Gallery we celebrated Diwali by bringing Bollywood to Walsall. I was impressed by the wonderful performances of the young people with their performances of Khatak, Bollywood, Bhangra, Kerala and Classical dances. They worked very hard and I was delighted to wish everyone a happy Diwali, Happiness , peace and prosperity. “

More information about the New Art Gallery Walsall can be found here: