Inwood Park in Hounslow vibrated to the sounds of Bollywood and Bhangra as crowds enjoyed a Diwali Mela yesterday (Sunday, October 19).

About 600 people packed into the park, in Inwood Road, to celebrate the festival of light four days early.

They enjoyed live music and dance throughout the afternoon, plus children's rides and a variety of stalls.

 

The fair was organised by Poonam Bakhshi, a mother-of-one who lives near the park.

She praised the quality of the performances and of the 'beautiful' rangoli artwork created by visitors during the day.

"It was a lovely day and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. I'm hoping to make it an annual event," she added.