Diwali

One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance"

Online workshop programme listed below

Please email beyondskinoffice@gmail.com for more information or to to register free for the workshops you choose. For all workshops for participants Newry, Mourne & Down area we can provide craft materials for workshops delivered to your door.

WORKSHOP / DATE / TIME

Wednesday 21st October. 11:00am
Making of Diyas

Thursday 22nd October. 11:00am
Preparing Masala Chai and Bhaji

Saturday 24th October. 11:00am
Bollywood dance

Wednesday 28th October. 11:00am
Flower and Lantern making

Thursday 29th October. 11:00am
Chapthi and Tarka Dhal

Saturday 31st October. 11:00am
Bollywood dance

Wednesday 4th November. 11:00am
Dot Mandala painting

Thursday 5th November. 11:00am
Shankarpali and Vadas

Saturday 7th November. 11:00am
Bollywood dance

Wednesday 11th November. 11:00am
Quilling (a kit will be delivered to your house)

Thursday 12th November. 11:00am
Chicken Biryani/Koshambir

Saturday 14th November. 11.00am
Bollywood Dance

The festival has been organised by people in Newry, Mourne & Down with guidance and support from Beyond Skin where needed. The event is one of twelve large projects as part of the Blueprint project - a comprehensive ethnic minority cultural diversity programme across the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).  Blueprint is open to anyone to participate and will have a strong intercultural focus on cultural celebrations and shared learning through creativity. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a strong thread through the entire Blueprint programme and special guest and SDGs expert Deepti Singh will join participants in some workshops.

"This Diwali event has been put together and will be delivered by people who are taking their first step in event design and management, and that is what Blueprint is about - helping individuals and groups with the resources they need to develop and utilise their skills beyond what they have done before , whilst the organisation (Beyond Skin) steps back and gently provides guidance when needed It is about ownership."  Darren Ferguson (Beyond Skin)

Workshops will be delivered via zoom and are free and although mostly directed at people living in Newry Mourne & Down Area, we won't won't turn anyone away wherever you are.

Details at this link www.beyondskin.net/diwaliTo register or if you have any questions and need guidance using zoom please email beyondskinoffice@gmail.com

Beyond Skin would wish to thank Suriya, Anitha, Rashmi and Deepti.

Blueprint is open to anyone to participate and will have a strong intercultural focus on cultural celebrations and shared learning through creativity.