Diwali celebrations 14 November – volunteering opportunities

There is a terrific opportunity to get involved in an exciting Diwali celebration taking place on University Park on Saturday 14 November.

Nottingham South Asian Festivals Consortium are working closely with the University’s public arts team at Nottingham Lakeside Arts to create a wonderful celebration of light around the lake, and they need your help to make it happen! We are looking for the following:

  • five keen and artistic volunteers to work with a professional artist to create a tea-light rangoli installation which families will be encouraged to help complete. Time commitment: training from 12 noon-3pm; event runs 4pm-8pm; tidy up 8-9pm
  • two henna artists – if you’re good at this, then we’d love to involve you in creating henna hand designs on our visitors. Time commitment: set up from 3pm; event runs 4pm-8pm
  • six keen and artistic volunteers to work with a professional artist to help families create wax paper lotus diyas to float on the lake. Time commitment: training with artist Shamila Chady from 12 noon-3pm; event runs 4pm-8pm; tidy up 8-9pm
  • twelve volunteers to act as ‘Dingly Dell’ guides to help families avoid tripping over tree roots as they admire the ArtCore Schools installation of decorated Jam Jars. Time commitment: Awareness/Safety training from 3pm; onsite from 5-8pm; tidy up 8-9pm
  • four volunteers to support ArtCore artists with the parade to involve meeting and greeting the parade participants with ArtCore artists; to walk them to their starting point; to walk with them on the path round the lake. Time commitment: Briefing at 4pm/meet participants; 4.30pm walk to starting point; 5pm parade and help to display the lanterns at the end of the parade; finish approximately 6pm

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact leah.lord@nottingham.ac.uk

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