Diwali celebrations come to University of Leicester Students’ Union

Posted by ap507 at Nov 10, 2015 11:31 AM |
Henna body art, Bollywood films, Indian sweets and Rangoli card making workshop on offer to students on Wednesday 11 November

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 10 November 2015

Photo/ media opportunity: From 12noon, The Square, University of Leicester Students’ Union on Wednesday 11 November. Contact Georgie Tansell on 07525 856 609 or at: gt111@le.ac.uk

You can watch, download and embed a video of the Diwali launch celebrations on Belgrave Road, Leicester at: https://youtu.be/D9zlHHAccEk

The University of Leicester Students’ Union has announced its line-up for this year’s Diwali Day on Wednesday 11 November 2015.

Students are invited to join in with the Diwali celebrations at Leicester which includes a Rangoli card making workshop, henna and body art, a film screening of Bollywood hit ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’ and free Indian sweets.

Diwali is the five day Festival of Lights and is traditionally celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains and is one of the most significant festivals in Indian culture.

Georgie Tansell, Marketing, Sales and Events Manager at the University of Leicester’s Students’ Union, said: “Leicester's Diwali celebrations are among the biggest outside India and we're delighted to announce the line-up at the Students' Union this year. Whether our students are celebrating or just looking to find out more, there’s plenty on offer for everyone to get involved with what we've got lined up on Diwali Day.”

The full line-up in the Students’ Union Percy Gee Building is as follows:

11am-3pm – Film Screening of Bollywood hit ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’ in the Training Room

12-4pm – Free Indian sweets from Mithaas in The Square

12-2pm – Rangoli card making workshop with Nayana Whittaker in the Alumni Room

12-3pm – Henna with Tina Mehendi in The Square

12-4pm – Amazing body art with Livi Lollipop in the The Square

12-4pmThe Hindu Society will also have a stall in The Square all day, pop along for a chat at some point in the day

For more information visit: http://www.leicesterunion.com/diwali

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Contact Georgie Tansell on: gt111@le.ac.uk for more information.

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