Thousands enjoy Madame Tussauds’ first ever Diwali Weekend

Thousands enjoy Madame Tussauds

London’s world famous Madame Tussauds kicked off the UK’s season of Diwali celebrations this year by hosting its very first Diwali Weekend on the 16th and 17th October. The weekend of music, dance and culture celebrated the upcoming Festival of Lights and was enjoyed by thousands of visitors to the iconic attraction.

Music fans were treated to the classical traditions of India with musicians entertaining crowds on the sitar, flute and the traditional Indian drums, the tabla. North and South Indian classical dance traditions were also showcased with captivating performances by dancers from the Sujata Bannerjee Dance Company and accomplished Bharatnatiyam performer Shivali Patel.

The Diwali Weekend, held amongst wax figures of Shahrukh Khan, Salman khan, Aishawarya Rai and Amitabh Bachchan, wouldn’t have been complete without a sprinkling of Bollywood dance. Visitors and staff alike took the opportunity to join in with Bollywood dancers Emiko Ishii and Krupa Chavda as they performed high-energy Bollywood inspired dance routines and brought the weekend to a close.

Liz Edwards, PR Manager at Madame Tussauds, said, “The first ever Diwali Weekend at Madame Tussauds has been a great success! We hope all visitors enjoyed the attraction and we look forward to similar events in future which celebrate the different cultures and traditions of the world and give our visitors experiences they will remember when they visit Madame Tussauds.”

Visitors to the Diwali event were also able to enjoy all the attractions Madame Tussauds has to offer including the brand new Marvel Super Heroes 4D.

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