Diwali at Dishoom
Dishoom celebrates Diwali – SUNDAY 27TH OCTOBER, 2013
Colourful celebrations, joyous family gatherings, laughter and fireworks. Diwali, the festival of light, has huge cultural significance for Indians everywhere.
This year on Sunday 27th October, we’ve once again teamed up with the South Asian Literature Festival to celebrate the wonderful stories behind Diwali with a fun-packed family day of face-painting, pavement art and storytelling.
Dishoom’s spellbinding (and world-famous!) master storyteller Vayu Naidu will narrate the fabulous story of Rama, Sita and Hanuman. A tale of kidnapped princesses, daring and wonder, shape-shifting golden deer, chariots flying across skies, monkey gods leaping across oceans! Adults and children alike will be captivated.
So, bring your kids, your friends and yourselves and celebrate the Diwali story at Dishoom. Have a look at last year’s Facebook album to see all the fun that was had!
You can read more details about the Diwali story here.
11am – 1pm – Pavement Rangoli and face-painting for kids and adults of all ages – transform yourself into a colourful character from the Diwali story or have your face decorated with a delicate design.
At 11.30am – Vayu Naidu, story-teller extraordinaire, tells the story of Diwali, princes, princesses and monkey gods! (roughly 45 mins)
At 4.30pm – a welcoming Diwali Sling (or Chocolate Chai for the teetotallers and young ones)
At 5pm – Vayu Naidu will give a second performance of the marvellous story of Diwali. (around 45 mins)
After the performance – mithai (Indian sweets) and sweet paan for all.
(There’s no charge for any of the special activities – only what you choose to eat or drink. You don’t have to reserve a table if you wish to eat, but if there’s a large group of you it might be a good idea.)
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For the two weeks before Diwali – from Monday 21st October until Sunday 3rd November – we’re doing two special Diwali Feasts, one completely vegetarian – featuring Phaldari Kofta Ruby (back by popular demand!) – and the other menu featuring a luxurious new Diwali special, Chilli Garlic Crab. We’ve also created a special Diwali cocktail – the Princess’s Sling.
Click to download the menus.