On October 24 a giant animated tiger will stalk downtown Belfast accompanied by hundreds of torchlight bearers and the soul stirring sounds of 54 drummers beating out dramatic rhythms in preparation for a never-before-seen combination of dance, music pyrotechnics and special effects inspired by Diwali, the ancient Festival of Light.

Presented by Northern Ireland’s leading ethnic arts group and Belfast Mela producers ArtsEkta together with the creative team from internationally acclaimed outdoor arts company Walk the Plank ‘Nine Nights’ will be one of the most ambitious and spectacular free outdoor arts events ever staged in Belfast City Centre.

The show will start at 7pm at Belfast City Hall and admission is free.

As part of the show a torchlight procession will also leave Custom House Square to City Hall at 7pm.

Family audiences will be immersed in a visually thrilling experience of music, dance, live theatrical narration, fiery pyrotechnics, light projections and sumptuous special effects as hundreds of community participants, dancers and musicians join together in the spirit of storytelling and contemporary celebration.

The event is funded by Arts Council NI & Belfast City Council through the Creative Belfast programme.

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