Streets of Belfast to light up for Diwali festival
A free outdoor theatre spectacular from the creators of the Belfast Mela is set to light up the city for another Indian celebration - Diwali.
On October 24, a giant animated tiger will stalk downtown Belfast, accompanied by hundreds of torchlight bearers and the stirring sounds of 54 Indian Dhol drummers.
They will beat out dramatic rhythms in preparation for Nine Nights - a never-before-seen mix of dance, music, theatre, pyrotechnics and special effects inspired by India's ancient Festival of Light.
Staged across Belfast city centre, Nine Nights takes place at dusk. Presented by Northern Ireland's leading ethnic arts group and Belfast Mela producers ArtsEkta, together with the creative team from internationally acclaimed outdoor arts company Walk the Plank, Nine Nights will be one of the most ambitious and spectacular free outdoor arts events ever staged in Belfast city centre.