Celebrate Diwali and the triumph of light over darkness. This evening includes art and craft workshops, DJs, and special musical performances. Visitors can also discover the museum’s wonderful collection of Indian arms and armour, including spectacular bejewelled daggers and swords. Curated by renowned musician and multimedia performer Bishi and leading craft expert Momtaz Begum-Hossain.
Free, but booking essential.
(Activities will finish at 9.30pm, but the bar will remain open until 11pm.)
About the Curators:
Bishi, is a British, London based, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, multimedia performer, producer, composer and DJ of Bengali heritage. Bishi is characterised by her glamorous and extravagant stage appearance, with collaborations & commissions including The London Symphony Orchestra, The English National Opera, The Brooklyn Youth Chorus, The Whitechapel Gallery and Nick Knight’s Showstudio.com. She performed as part of Yoko Ono’s Meltdown Festival at the Royal Festival Hall, in the world premiere of Double Fantasy Live.
Momtaz Begum-Hossain is one of the UK’s leading Craft Experts, running craft workshops for over a decade for clients such as The Southbank Centre, National Wedding Show, V&A Museum, and Macmillan Cancer Support. The Author of three published books and Founder/Editor of CraftandTravel.com, her accolades include being Host of The Desi Woman Podcast (launched 2018), Editor of Popular Crafts Magazine, Finalist at The Asian Media Awards 2015 as TV Presenter of The Year, and Founder of London’s most popular craft night, The Make Escape.
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