This was the Programme for 2018

Diwali in London Committee invites you to Trafalgar Square for the annual celebration of Diwali, the festival of lights.

 

Come and enjoy this wonderful Diwali festival  of cultural performances, with music and dances

 

FREE ENTRY

Time

Sections 

Performances (subject to changes)

13:00    

Ghoomar Dance

Over 120 performers, from all over London, have come together for this tempo dance.

 

13:15    

Live Garba Band

KRISHNA SANGEET 

Opportunity for public to join in hand clapping Garba Dance.

 

13:45    

Sponsor and DiL Spiritual Messages

Diwali messages and Sponsor reels 

 

14:00   

Diwa Light 

Diwa Lighting Ceremony with messages from leaders from Jain, Bhuddist, Sikh and Hindu community. 

 

14:15    

DiL Selected Acts

Performance by Community and Professional groups:

 

Kalasagara - Ganesh Opening Dance

 

Kuntal's Dance Academy 

 

Luitporia Nasoni - Bihu Dance of Assam

 

Ashiana Charitable Trust 

 

Natraj Dance Academy

 

London School of Dhol - Dhol session

 

Aditi Mukerji & St George University of London Indian Society - Song and Dance

 

Rajunika - Fusion presented by 3 generations of a Bulgarian family 

 

Cutie Pie Dance Group - Mothers and daughter dance group presents a Bollywood medley

 

Haryana Community - Haryanvi dance in the colourful folk dresses of Haryana 

 

Kamlesh - India - Dancing on hands!

 

Taal Torongo - Bengali and Bollywood Fusion

 

Raghu Patti Raghav Raja Ram- Committee and Audience singing this popular Bhajan 

 

NACH 365 with Soni Brothers - mix of East and West folk dance 

 

16.20 

MAYOR OF LONDON  

 

The Royal British Legion

 

Lord Gadhia

 

DOTS chair 2018 

 

Messages 

With 2018 marking the centenary of the end of the First World War the DiL Chair 2018, The Royal British Legion (TRBL), and other prominent leaders, including the MAYOR OF LONDON, will be saying Thank You to all the Indian men and women of the First World War generation who served, sacrificed and changed our world.

 

There will be a presentation about the First World War Commemoration of Indian Soldiers project and TRBL’s Thank You movement and the limited edition poppy made of khadi, together with performances from the Trench Brothers who will perform songs about Indian First World War hero Manta Singh and others.

16.50

Dil Selected Acts 

Shine Krishna - Puppet dance + Medley 

 

Kishan A with Dhol n Dancers - Singing Live Bollywood Songs 

 

Yoga moment by BK - Moment of Tranquillity 

 

 

Has it gone dark!?! BRING ON THE LIGHTS

 

Shiamak London Dance Team - Bollywood Medley

 

Krupa Dance - LED Props Dance Medley

 

Angel Dancers- Bhangra Fusion  

 

Shri B Dance & Entertainment - Bollywood fusion by Bhavini Sheth  

 

BollyRed - Dance Fusion 

 

18.40     

BAPS Aarti/Bhajan

Live Band 

19.00

 

Good Night - Subhratri 

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