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Hundreds enjoy Diwali shadow play in Hounslow's Bell Square

About 300 people watched Spellbound, based on the epic tale of Ramayana, on Saturday

Crowds enjoy the shadow play Spellbound, which was part of the Diwali celebrations in Hounslow's Bell Square on Saturday (October 25). Thanks to Aung Moe Khaing for the photos(Image: Aung Moe Khaing)

Crowds were entranced by the shadow play Spellbound, which was part of the Diwali celebrations in Hounslow on Saturday.

About 300 people packed into Bell Square to watch Walk the Plank's take on the epic Indian story of Ramayana, described as a tale of love, jealousy and betrayal.

The Diwali celebrations began with a procession from ASDA to the square by schoolchildren carrying homemade lanterns.

The show, which used real actors rather than shadow puppets, ended with fireworks soaring into the skies above the stage.

Aung Moe Khaing, who sent us these pictures, said he had enjoyed the celebrations as he was familiar with the age-old story from his time growing up in Burma.

Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, may be over but celebrations continue this weekend with a free laser light show in Norwood Green.

Crowds enjoy the shadow play Spellbound, which was part of the Diwali celebrations in Hounslow's Bell Square on Saturday (October 25). Thanks to Aung Moe Khaing for the photos

Crowds enjoy the shadow play Spellbound, which was part of the Diwali celebrations in Hounslow's Bell Square on Saturday (October 25). Thanks to Aung Moe Khaing for the photos
 

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