Thursday 10 October 2019 – Media Release
Diwali Lights Up Canary Wharf
The Hindu Festival of Light brings live Rangoli powder art and a dazzling floating floral display to Canary Wharf
Celebrating the lead up to the Hindu festival of Diwali, also known as the Festival of Light, Canary Wharf will feature a live powder Rangoli art performance on Monday 21 October and striking floating flower installations and on the Estate between Monday 21 – Sunday 27 October.
The biggest and brightest of all the Hindu celebrations, the ancient festival marks the triumph of light over dark and good over evil and is celebrated across the globe.
Monday 21 – Sunday 27 October Jubilee Park
Inspired by the Indian artwork of Rangoli, where patterns are created using colourful powder, Canary Wharf Group have commissioned Richard Bragg from RB Floral Design, to create a number of striking flower installations, which will float in the water features of Jubilee Park. The floating flower installations, in a selection of sizes and colours, will each have a flickering battery operated candle lit up throughout the week of celebrations.
Monday 21 October, Jubilee Place, Mall Level -1
Leaders in Rangoli art, Leicester Belgrave Mela Arts will be to creating bright and bold colourful patterns on the floors of Jubilee Place using coloured powder paints and coloured chalk. The piece will be created live on Monday 21 October and visitors will be able view the powder Rangoli artwork until Sunday 27 October.
Hindus traditionally draw Rangoli patterns to encourage the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity – Lakshmi – to enter their home. This year, there will an opportunity for the public to help the artists finish off the design with stencil work.
For more information visit www.canarywharf.com
Monday 21 – Sunday 27 October
Jubilee Park and Jubilee Place
For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166
Notes to Editors:
About Canary Wharf Group:
Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16.5m sq ft of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.
The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising around 1m sq ft across five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens.
It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 200 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.
Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.