On Saturday 22nd October it was Nutkhut Takeover Day! A fun family day of making, dancing, creating and food to celebrate this wonderful Festival of Lights.
We created an intergenerational day to rejoice in all things Diwali. Attendees learned to make a sustainable lantern and joined our twilight lantern parade. Others decorated a diya, danced like a Bollywood star and designed a Rangoli.
We sipped on steaming chai before watching the switching on of ‘Light Up The Museum’ – major light installations – Laxmi by Chila Kumari Singh Burman and Winter Melon by Jessica Hung Han Yun in the Museum gardens and on the Museum façade to bring light and brightness to the cold winter months.
‘Til 31 Oct.. The Night before Diwali, a room vignette showing a British South Indian front room amid Diwali preparations – a window into the magical delights of this global festival on the eve of Diwali.
This unique installation will remain at the museum into 2023, where our room changes from a Diwali to Christmas theme.
Learn more and discover more images here – The British Indian Front Room in 1980