The Upcoming Cultural Events This Fall
From traditional events such as Diwali to the recent Notting Hill Carnival, the UK, in particular London, is a cultural hub and the setting for a number of events that celebrate diversity in a country were nearly a quarter of its population is of an ethnic background.
The summer of 2015 has been one filled with such events, including a number of Melas that we were delighted to take part in, on behalf of Elephant Atta. But have no fear, there are still plenty more to come before the year is up and Mediareach is here to tell you all about them.
Next month the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) will host ‘The Fabric of India’ exhibition, as part of the Museum’s India Festival. The exhibition will be the first major one of its kind to explore the world of handmade textiles from India from the 3rd to 21st century. The event will be held from the 3rd October till the 10th January.
Also in October, the British Library will be holding the ‘West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song’ exhibition. The exhibition will highlight stories from the regions nations and show how West Africans have harnessed the power of words to build societies, political movements and main religious beliefs.
In November, lets not forget the Hyper Japan Christmas Market (27-29 Nov 2015), which this year will be held at Tobacco Dock. This is an annual chance to be immersed in Japanese culture in the heart of London. The market includes Japanese food, drink, video games, anime and fashion.
Also not to be missed is the annual Diwali celebration (the Festival of Lights for Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities), which this year falls on the 11th November. London and Nottingham in particular have extravagant street parties with not just food and music, but an array of lanterns, candles and fireworks.
Don’t you just love how major cities such as London have fully embraced multiculturalism and how cultural landmarks such as the V&A and the British Library have recognised this too? We sure do.