Diwali at Dishoom

In the days and weeks before Diwali, the excitement and gaiety flickers through Bombay like electricity. It is with that same sense of excitement that we announce we are once again bringing friends and family together for a first-class partee.

This year, on Thursday 20th October, we will celebrate the festival of light at Studio Spaces in Wapping. A night-time affair filled with poetry, live music and bespoke dance performances curated in partnership with our good friend Sweety Kapoor, a renowned artistic director and creative producer specialising in the finest British talent of South-Asian heritage.

Tickets include entrance, entertainment, complimentary House Chai and Mithai and are priced at £18 per person.

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The meaning of Diwali

The festival of light brings people together in celebration, regardless of wealth or status, of race, background or beliefs with its symbolism of new joy, new beginnings and hope. The festival marks the end of a new year and the beginning of the next. A time to reflect on the year past, which has inevitably been full of many shades of light and dark. This year its symbolism – the triumph of good over evil, of light over darkness, of awakening and new joy – seems especially fitting.

Representing so much that is dear to us, Diwali is celebrated with boundless passion here at Dishoom. We’re thrilled at the chance to celebrate all that is good in the world and to look to the future with hope and excitement. In that spirit, we hope you will join us for a wonderful party to celebrate.

The stellar line-up

It is with great excitement that we share some of the fabulous talent gracing the stage on the night of our grand celebration. Expect a magical evening with electric performances from the likes of:–

Amrit Kaur – An acclaimed Punjabi folk and soul singer and currently one of the most exciting and innovative artists on the music scene.

Pritt – Expect smooth soulful vocals with unique Tamil influences creating beautiful fusions in a bespoke set.

Surya Sen – British-Bengali electronic producer Surya Sen expertly blends brilliant beats spanning a range of musical genres.

Cousins with DJ Manara – London-based 'Queen of Blends' will be mixing global club cuts, house and Bollywood samples, ensuring toes are tapping long into the night.

The Jazz All Stars – Tracing the influential history of Jazz in Bombay, this assembly of award-winning musicians including 'Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year' Arun Ghosh and acclaimed pianist Kishon Khan has been brought together especially for this event. 

DJ Priya – Powerhouse emerging artist will be dropping energetic mixes with a Desi twist.

Stars of ShehnaiA wonderful performance from this South-Asian Nadaswaram and Thavil duo.

Mona Arshi & Tulani Kayani-Skeef – Award-winning poet and novelist Mona will be performing a collaborative piece alongside classically trained 'BBC Young Dancer' winner Tulani.

Bollywood Co. – Audiences will be regaled by a specially commissioned semi-classical dance piece choreographed by dancer Saloni Saraf.

Sky Magic – Get ready for jaw-dropping magic and groundbreaking illusions by this modern, upcoming magician.

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Food and drink

To fuel the party, an array of finest vegetarian fare awaits. Dishoom chef-wallas will be cookingup café classics including celebratory Jackfruit Biryani, Mattar Paneer, Dishoom House Chaat, Mushroom Pepper Fry and more. While the good folks at Jhal Muri Express will be serving crunchy, tangy, fresh and flavourful snacks and Horn OK Please! will be armed with delicious Moong Dal Dosas and Chaat. Complimentary Chai and Mithai will also be offered to Diwali guests.

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