Valerie attends Diwali event at The New Art Gallery Walsall

As part of Diwali celebrations, I was delighted to attend the festival of light event the New Art Gallery Walsall on Saturday 10 November 2018. The event delved into the Rivers of India to understand why it plays an important role in the lives of Indians.

The rivers listed below were represented by unique performances:

  • Jumna River. London based artist, Mansi (Dabral) Uniyal, performing Kathak.
  • Chenab River. There was a performance of Gabhru Punjab de Bhangra Team.
  • Mahanadi River. Students of Mrs Vidhya Mayuran performed the Indian classical dance Bharatanatyam.
  • Gomati River. Jaimal Mistry performed Rajastani Fusion.
  • Kaveri River. There was a performance by Sasikala Tallam.
  • River Sabarmati. Shree Ram Mandir Bhavnaben and her talented young team showcased their talent.
  • Periyar River. Kerala Cultural Association performed. 
  • Indus River. Rangoli Patterns Maganbhai Patel made  Rangoli Patterns

There was also Mehndi (henna) hand patters and family friendly gallery workshops.

The programme was in memory of the people who lost their lives in the floods of Kerala in July 2018.