Museum hosts Diwali celebration

Help celebrate the ancient Indian festival of Diwali with craft activities, dance and music at an arts-themed day at Erewash Museum on Saturday 10 November between 11am-3pm.
 
Diwali celebrates the Hindu festival of lights and visitors will get the chance to take part in craft-based mini workshops, making Lord Ganesha- inspired elephant fabric hangings and mini rangoli designs. Rangoli is a type of art traditionally created on the floor with materials such as coloured sand, flower petals, coloured rice or dry flour and is thought to bring good luck. 
 
Craft activities run between 11am - 2pm. £1.50 per person, and at 2.30pm there will be a traditional dance performance to round off the day.
 
Diwali celebrations continue in the afternoon with free storytelling, music and a dance finale between 2.30pm - 3pm. There will be a Diwali fact- finding trail on all day.
 
Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
 
“We are always happy to welcome the Diwali Day celebrations to Erewash Museum as it’s such a warm and colourful festival. The educational and fun activities really help people mark this ancient tradition.”
 
Erewash Museum is located in Ilkeston town centre, a short walk from the Market Place. Opening hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am-4pm, and Monday to Saturday during school holidays. Admission is free. Contact 0115 907 1141, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or visit the Facebook page /erewashmuseum. You can also follow the museum on Twitter @Erewash_Museum, and Instagram @erewashmuseum.