Diwali Festival of Lights provides show-stopping performances

The South West Italian Club was alive with uplifting music and colourful traditional garments on Saturday evening, November 16, as hundreds gathered to celebrate the eighth annual Diwali Festival of Lights.

The event, organised by the South West Indian Group, delivered show-stopping performances by talented dancers of all ages.

Group president Dr Parthasarathy Ramesh said he was thrilled to see the multicultural integration of communities, including performers of all ages and ethnicities celebrating happiness and harmony.

"I want to thank Lotterywest, the Office of Multicultural Interests, the City of Bunbury and all the sponsors for making Diwali affordable for everyone," he said.

"A big thanks to all the performers and volunteers, especially school children from local Bunbury schools who helped with event set up, performances and at food serving stations."

Dr Ramesh said that, much like previous events, all of the leftover food from the festival was donated to Shoestring Cafe to support those experiencing homelessness or from disadvantaged families.

Dr Ramesh thanked local media organisations for helping to promote and support the Diwali 2019 event.

Did you enjoy this year's festival? You can provide feedback by contacting swigbunbury@gmail.com