Peterborough Diwali Festival
Divinity is "Unity in Diversity"
Cathedral Square, Peterborough, UK
27​th October 2018​​
  1. Live Music
    Enjoy Live musical performances by the Asian Community of Peterborough
  2. Live Indian Dancing
    Enthralling dances from the Asian sub-continent including Bhangra and Bollywood
  3. Savour Indian Cuisine
    Taste homely curries , biryanis, samosas, dosas and mouth watering Indian Street food
  4. Culture and Heritage
    Step into a unique ambience for an unforgettable experience

Supported By

The Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City of Peterborough (2016)

Shailesh Vara MP

Councillor David Sanders


As we know Diwali is a very important festival within Peterborough. Diwali means an “array of lights” and this is a time filled with light and love, it’s a time when many, all over the world, rejoice. It brings together not just families and friends but people from all castes and reeds.
I am so pleased that, in Peterborough, we celebrate this  wonderful event annually and I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone within the Hindu, Jain and Sikh communities a very Happy Diwali on behalf of myself and fellow Councillors.”
"It was an absolute pleasure to join you all on Saturday and thank you for making me feel so welcome. The event was  brilliantly organised and I look forward to joining you again next year."

Councillor John Holdich and Barbara Holdich

The Right Worshipful the Mayor of the City of Peterborough (2015)

"Once again, many thanks, we enjoyed ourselves so much. Our very best wishes,"

Councillor John Peach

High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire 2014/15

"IIt is indeed a privilege for me to be able to be a part of such an occasion. I really enjoyed the event, it was most memorable. I will add these memories to my year as Mayor and will continue throughout my time in office, to do my best to serve the City and its residents."

Linda Fairbrother

"It was a wonderful display of the different Hindu communities and to see so many happy people, with their different styles of dancing and costume, celebrating heart and soul, was a delight.  I enjoyed it so much and was sorry I couldn't stay longer.
Alas, no equivalent festival in Cambridge!"

Mayor of Peterborough 2014 / 15

Councillor David Over

His honour Neil Mckitrick DL 2014

"important celebration. We recognise the contribution to the city by people from a variety of cultures and appreciate that each culture has its own important dates in the calendar and I am always interested to learn about them. They also help to make the year more interesting for everyone. Cultural and religious influences have touched many people in Peterborough and the festival of Diwali gives light at a dark time of the year. I am looking forward to the spring and to Holi being celebrated in the city"

His Honour Neil McKittrick  DL

"We thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment and especially the dancing and the drumming. Obviously a great deal of rehearsing had been undertaken, and it made for a most dramatic and colourful performance"