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Manchester Town Hall

Reception Room in Town Hall

Try your hand at the ancient Indian arts of Henna painting (mehndi), face painting, lantern making and balloon modelling with guidance from professional artists.



Manchester Central Library

Saturday 7 and 14 October 2017

Get involved

Make a Lantern for Diwali and join the street procession!

Manchester Central Library will be the venue for family workshops to make fabulous lanterns for the Dashehra Diwali Mela celebrations which will be held on Saturday 14 October.

The lantern making workshops will take place in Manchester Central Library on Saturday 7 October and Saturday 14 October, two workshops on each day between 11.00am - 1.30pm and 2-4pm, and are free for ages 7+ and their families. All those taking part in either workshop will take part in the main procession on 14 October, leading into the spectacular finale performance and firework display in Albert Square. Don't miss the chance to be part of this exciting event.

The workshops are free but bookable, and are specifically for people who can take part in the Diwali Lantern Parade on the evening of Saturday 14 October. Please only book a ticket if you can attend the parade.

To book, click on the link below


A contemporary celebration of the Hindu festivals of Dashehra and Diwali