BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London – popularly known as ‘Neasden Temple’ – participated at The British Museum’s ‘Celebrating Diwali’ event on Saturday 29 October 2022.
The family-friendly event at the world-famous museum celebrated Diwali, the Hindu ‘Festival of Light’, with a day of activities and performances from members of Neasden Temple and Subrang Arts.
The exhibition in the iconic Great Court included dance and music workshops and performances, storytelling, crafts, traditional costume demonstrations, and henna painting.
In addition to the vibrant cultural performances, volunteers from Neasden Temple also contributed with colourful artistic decorations.
Laura Lewis, Head of Community Partnerships at The British Museum, shared, “It was a delight to partner with Neasden Temple for the Celebrating Diwali event at The British Museum. The showcase of the vibrant and energetic dance performances in the Great Court both celebrated this important festival and captured the imagination of visitors of all ages. We’re excited to explore what we can do together in the future.”
Kamlesh Patel, one of the volunteers from Neasden Temple, added, “We were honoured to collaborate with The British Museum to help host their Diwali celebration with art, dance and culture – a wonderful celebration of the multifaith and multicultural diversity of our country. We look forward to working with them again in the future.”

Photo Credit: Images 7-10 in gallery courtesy of Benedict Johnson of The British Museum

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