From 1pm till 7pm on the 7th of November, Glasgow’s George Square will play host to a day of family fun and entertainment as Glasgow celebrates Diwali at the Square 2010. After a hugely successful 2009 event, organisers Oceanic Consulting will once again feature a variety of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy including authentic Indian music along with inspiring musical and dancing talent; a variety of exciting stalls; and authentic food to tantalise the taste buds.
Event organisers Oceanic Consulting have announced Councillor Sadie Docherty as Brand Ambassador for Diwali at the Square 2010. Councillor Docherty is the convenor of the Children and Families Policy Development Committee. Councillor Docherty recently voiced her support at Glasgow’s hosting of the event;
“I was delighted to be invited to be an Ambassador for Diwali in the Square this year. Diwali is a popular and important festival representing the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. Glasgow City Council are pleased to promote Diwali in the Square as an important addition to Glasgow’s increasingly diverse cultural calendar.”
Business Development Director Amit Arora voiced his enthusiasm for this year’s brand ambassador;
“Glasgow is Scotland’s biggest city and the most diverse for culture and entertainment. We hope that with the help of Councillor Docherty, this year’s event will top 2009’s Diwali at the Square which saw over 3000 visitors over the day enjoying a host of authentic Hindu and Sikh entertainment. Furthermore, with the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow in 2014, embracing Diwali at the Square 2010 will guarantee that by the time tourists pour in for the games, Glasgow’s rich culture scene will be even more diverse.”
A key highlight of the festival will be the on-stage and interactive traditional Indian dancing. This will continue throughout the day, giving even the most double left footed the chance to learn and take part with professionals. Onstage activity will vary, featuring aspiring musical talent who will also perform throughout the course of the day. A selection of stalls will also be available, offering a selection of foods as well as hot drinks and snacks as well as a sweet stall, keeping in line with Diwali tradition of giving and receiving goodwill and joy through confectionery. Jewellery and clothing will be offered giving the public an opportunity to purchase something authentic to India. Face painting and Mehndi will also be available throughout the day which will appeal to all ages. For more information on the event please visit http://www.hungamafestivals.info/diwali/about.html.