Festival of Lights

  • We invite you to join us to celebrate Aylesbury’s 2nd Festival of Lights in Kingsbury where we celebrate through enjoying food that tantalises your taste buds, sweets, bit a music to aid those twitches in the shoulders and feet, dress up, and allow yourself to be showered by the dulcet tones of local vocal artists, colourful costumes and folk dance performances.

We are putting a jam packed program together, and to stay tuned, keep coming back here to get updates.

We have a great team giving up their valuable time to make this event a reality, however we also need your attendance and generosity to make it a success as well as sharing details of the Festival and fundraising events, and blocking your diary.

You can help in many ways

As of August we are open to trade and craft applications for anyone wishing to have a trade stand or table, please Email: Festivaloflightsaylesbury@gmail.com expressing your interest, and details what you would like to sell or promote.

Fundraisers and Events:

Our fundraising efforts this year, encourage activity and wellbeing such as cricket, sports day games, bollywood dance workshops, zumba classes, meditation and yoga.  While our small group of like minded individuals are dedicating a lot of personal time in putting together a public event in Aylesbury town centre for residents in and around Aylesbury town can come and enjoy.

 

1st September 2018 – Heartfullness Meditation 11 till 1pm

Price: Free – but pre-registration required

Venue:  Healthy Living Centre, Walton Court Shopping Centre

, Hannon Road
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 8TJ

TIME : 11am till 1pm

Amongst all the stresses and strains of modern life Heart-fulness is a simple approach to meditation and relaxation which is free and open to all. With a bit of practice, it can help us achieve happier balanced lives, reduction in stress as well as improvements in health, concentration and focus.

This free event, part of Festival of Light – Stay Active initiative. Spaces are limited therefore booking is essential.

21st September 2018  – Bollywood Dance Masterclass with Jay Kumar

Venue:  Healthy Living Centre, Walton Court Shopping Centre, Hannon Road
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 8TJ

Price: Free – but pre-registration required

TIME : 6pm and/or 8pm

Jay Kumar Top Bollywood Choreographer in association with Holy Cow Community Events, invites you to join him for Bollywood Dance Masterclass – Holy Cow Community E

Suitable for ages 8 and above accompanied by an adultvents Stay Active Initiative. Fun, active events planned in the lead up to the Festival of Lights, to take place later this year on 27th October 2018, where once again you will have the chance to practice your moves to Bollywood Grooves.

Jay Kumar has over 15 years of experience in entertaining audiences with his charismatic personality and unique ability to include and involve people of all ages and abilities in his fun to do Bollywood Dance routines.

If you did not experience his Bollywood dance entertainment and workshop at Aylesbury Festival of Lights 2017, you are in for a treat.

“This project received a grant from Vale of Housing Trust Thriving Communities Fund”

29th September 2018 –  Bollywood Music and Dance

Venue: The Mandeville School, Ellen Rd, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 8TJ

Price: Adults: £10 Kids <10 £5 via link below or Cash at the door

 £15 & Kids <10 £10

TIME : 1pm till 5pm

Part 1: Enjoy a heartwarming journey of songs with Rajan Shegunshi a well known voice in the UK accompanied by live musicians
Part 2: Get on the dance floor with Professional Dance teacher Kalpesh and K’z Dance UK team who will choreograph a routine leaving you feeling like a bollywood star

Fundraising for Festival of Lights, this is another family friendly and our Stay Active initiative

Competition : Bollywood themed attires

Available to purchase at the venue, Flavours of India, Henna, Raffle, Drinks,

October 2018

Learn to cook an Authentic Indian meal in a home environment:

See how it is done at home, it does not get more authentic than that, small groups of eight learn how to prepare a complete meal in home surroundings, tips passed down through generations of mum’s who instinctively cook the most delicious dishes from blending your own spices, a little hands on and finally tasting the creations.  Two hour sessions delivered by Poonam Gupta and her friends and family £40.  Only two sessions will be delivered the first session in September is fully booked.

please email: festivaloflightsaylesbury@gmail.com to register your interest for the next session in Nov or Dec 18 by prior arrangement

 

Part of the Stay Active initiative – Yoga sessions for all levels to be delivered by Aylesbury Yoga Centre – Date TBC

please email: festivaloflightsaylesbury@gmail.com to register your interest

 

 

 

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Read our blog about Festival of Lights 2017

A Mega Mela Success! (Aylesbury Diwali Mela 2017 Wrap Up)

 

Read our blog about the five days celebration of Diwali

Dhanteras day one of the five day celebration of Diwali