The people of Slough came out in force last weekend to celebrate the Hindu spring festival known as Holi.

Some 450 people participated in a day of celebrations on Saturday, March 11, which included DJ and music, dance performances, a Bhangra performance and colour play.

Organisers said Holi is a time for different communities to come together and foster friendships over good food and entertainment.

The event is in its seventh year and took place at Slough Cricket Club.

Event organiser Parthiv Kumarswami said: "It was great. I think people really enjoyed the cultural events and food stalls.

"It was colourful and refreshing.

"Five years ago we started with 50 people and now we see 600 to 700 people across the day.

"It really brings the whole community together from different races and religions to have fun."

"It is one of the most popular festivals in Berkshire and was a sold-out event. 

"The festival brings good community spirit among the people of Slough."

Holi originated in the Indian subcontinent and has since spread to parts of the western world.

It is also known as the festival of colour or the festival of love. It signifies the arrival of spring and the triumph of good over evil.