Dazzling Diwali lights up Ilford town centre
PUBLISHED: 15:01 28 October 2013 | UPDATED: 15:20 28 October 2013
A riot of colour illuminated Ilford on Saturday as dazzling Diwali events cropped up around the town centre.
Diwali, which means row of lighted lamps, is often known as the festival of lights because houses and shops are decorated with oil lamps.
The colourful festival celebrates the victory of good over evil although the actual legends which accompany the day vary.
At the Exchange Ilford in High Road free yoga, meditation and dance workshops were all on offer as well as Indian head massages.
The official Diva light was lit by MPs Mike Gapes and Lee Scott with leader of Redbridge Council Cllr Keith Prince.
In the High Road itself, Bollywood performances, stand up comedians and musicians entertained passersby.
And at the Kenneth More Theatre, Oakfield Road, Ilford there was even a chocolate samosa class together with children’s plays and art displays.
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