Due to the current pandemic the museum has been unable to host its annual Diwali celebrations this year but will be back bigger and better next year.
For now, however Potteries Museum have created a special section on their website celebrating past events, a blog about their latest South Asian artwork acquisitions and a craft activity for children. Please visit http://pmag.org.uk/diwali, watch the video and see some images from past events which encapsulate the colour, vibrancy and cultural music and dance associated with Diwali.

Diwali is the Hindu Festival of Light and to celebrate, you'll find a craft activity for children to create their own salt dough pinch pot at home - perfect to put your tea light in and light up your room.

Currently on display at the museum is a special community co-curated exhibition of South Asian art featuring Diwali decorations, traditional costumes and textiles which can be seen in the Design Gallery on the first floor. This display is supplemented by a series of new artworks acquired by the museum earlier this year. See a sneak preview on our website until you can visit in person when we reopen.

The museum is also inviting the local community to send pictures of their celebrations at home to feature on their website. Images can be emailed to melanie.firman@stoke.gov.uk.




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