Top 10 Things to do at Light Up the Night 2018
Official Wembey Park & Brent Diwali Bonfire Night 2018
On Sunday 4 November, the skies over Wembley Park will dazzle with a kaleidoscope of colour to celebrate the official Diwali and Bonfire Night 2018. Light Up the Night is a joyful event that brings together the diverse communities of Brent. Featuring fireworks, fun, food and fanfare, this FREE family-friendly festival is a surefire cracker!
1 – Live Entertainment
Throughout the day, three stages in Market Square will showcase classical and contemporary dance and music. Get down to the groundbreaking sounds of The Bollywood Brass Band, a lively ensemble fusing traditional wind instruments with the beat of the dhol drum.
2 –Dr Kronovator’s Fire Laboratory!
Enter a mind-blowing world of flames as you journey through Dr Kronovator’s ingenious fire garden, featuring nine interactive installations. Visually stunning, with an evocative soundscape, this experience offers a thrilling sensory overload for audiences of all ages.
3 – Night Food Market
Nestled amid the performance stages of Market Square you’ll find an array of local vendors serving up mouth-watering British and Asian street food, so you can grab a bite to eat without missing a moment of the festivities.
4 – Free Lantern-Making Classes
Emergency Exit Arts, the creative force behind this year’s Bonfire Night 2018 bonanza, will be running workshops for all ages during half term. Click here for details of dates and times, then head to The Yellow community space to design and make your very own lantern to shine in the parade.
5 – Lantern Parade
The big event begins at 6pm on Engineers Way: 20 blazing torches will lead a procession featuring hundreds of lanterns made by the community in celebration of Guy Fawkes aka Bonfire Night and Diwali. Brightly costumed dancers and drummers will follow the Parade of Light as it winds through the streets of Wembley Park.
6 – Rangoli Art Exhibition
During Diwali, Hindus draw bright Rangoli patterns on the floor, using rice grains, flour, sand and petals, to encourage the Goddess Lakshmi to enter their homes. On the 4th November, stunning artworks created by the local community will be on display at Wembley Park Library, located in Brent Civic Centre.
7 – Kids’ Play Area
If the excitement gets too much for the youngest members of the family, why not take them to the designated Kids’ Play Area outside the London Designer Outlet to let off steam?
9 – Giant Mechanical Elephant
As the parade passes by, keep your eyes peeled for ‘Nellie’, a giant, multi-coloured mechanical elephant – she’s guaranteed to delight both the young and young at heart!
10 – Giant Viewing Screens
The entire event – from parade to fireworks – will be live-streamed and projected onto buildings in the area, including the SSE Arena and Brent Civic Centre. So wherever you are in Wembley Park this year, you’re guaranteed a first-class view of the festivities.
10 – Stadium Arch Light Show & Firework Display
Prepare to have your breath taken as the iconic Wembley Stadium Arch is illuminated before a pyrotechnic display lights up the skies over Wembley Park. This promises to be one of the most spectacular free firework displays of 2018.