Slough High Street was lit up with colour for a Diwali Parade.

On Saturday, November 11, a vibrant Diwali Parade attracted hundreds who joined in with the celebrations.

Slough BID shared how the town centre "came alive with vibrant colours and enchanting music" as the community came together.

Diwali is the Hindu celebration of light as it triumphs over darkness.

Organised by the Indian Diaspora and Slough BID, the parade was followed by dance performances inside the shopping centre.

Over ten drum players from Dhol Beats UK also participated in the parade to make it filled with desi music, and people could not stop dancing to the beat of drums.

Slough BID said the parade was themed around the idea of “come and Celebrate the festival of lights with us and be part of a vibrant community as we come together to spread joy and positivity".

The event aimed to foster unity and harmony among diverse communities.

Following the parade, dance enthusiasts gathered outside Primark (Inside Observatory) at the Queensmere Observatory Shopping Centre for an hour of dance performances which showed the community's rich cultural heritage and artistic talent, captivating the audience with vibrant displays.

As a gesture of appreciation for the community’s participation, refreshments were provided after the dance performances, allowing attendees to mingle and share the joy of the festival.

The event was made possible through the generous support of sponsors, including Swagath Restaurant Slough, Thakur-Chabert Ltd,, and the Queensmere Observatory Shopping Centre.