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India Unboxed Presents: A Festival of Light

Wednesday 25 October 2017, 6.30-9pm. FREE. Prebook from 11 September.

Spectacular light installations and Indian beats - come and celebrate Diwali with the University of Cambridge Museums at the Botanic Garden. Banish the autumn blues as we bring you India's festival of light with a twist.


For one night only...

  • Enjoy spectacular light installations by UK/India based artist duo Studio Carrom as they illuminate the Botanic Garden's iconic glasshouses.
  • Live Indian beats courtesy of tabla maestro and DJ extraordinare Talvin Singh.
  • Get creative with lantern-making and contribute to a large-scale artwork with outdoor events specialists Emergency Exit Arts.
  • Food and drink is on hand from some of Cambridge's finest vendors, including Thirsty.


*** Tickets sold out - additional tickets will be available from Cambridge Live 11am Monday 25 September as part of the Cambridge University Festival of Ideas programme ***

Ticket enquiries
From 11am Monday 25 September tickets can be booked online through Cambridge Live or call: 01223 357851

Other event enquiries
For event enquiries, email the University of Cambridge Museums on or call: 01223 761486


This event is a highlight of India Unboxed, a programme of exhibitions, events, digital encounters, discussions, installations and more within the museums and the city of Cambridge. Rooted in our collections, the programme will explore themes of identity and connectivity for audiences in both the UK and India, with support from Arts Council England. It is part of the UK/India Year of Culture, organised to mark the seventieth anniversary of Indian independence.