Saturday 18th November, 6.00-9.00pm
OVADA Warehouse, 14a Osney Lane, Oxford, OX1 1NJ
Oxford is home to a large Hindu Community. Working with members of the Oxford Hindu Temple and Community Centre a special event celebrating Diwali will be taking place at the OVADA Warehouse. Local artists Harmanpreet Randhawa and Mita Vaghela are working with a group from the South Asian community to transform the space. Giant rangoli with diyas create patterns on the warehouse floor while a light installation of saris hang from the ceiling beams. A procession from the city centre to OVADA, led by a traditional dhol drum player and dancers, will be welcomed at the warehouse by a live DJ (Rizmi), traditional chai, Indian sweets and snacks alongside Indian street food vendors.
OVADA will be hosting diya (lantern) making workshops led by artist Kashmira Patel on Thursday 9 November from 12.30pm-2.30pm and on Saturday 11 November from 2-4pm.
Workshops upstairs, main event on ground floor.
No booking required.