The team at Dishoom have done it again! This time at Kings Cross, London.

Hena, rangoli (pavement painting), Britics Asian folk music (ABBRR – really cool guys), delicious treats, creative activities, amazing story telling, fun and laughter and all in a spectacular venue! And it wasn’t just the children getting involved with the face-painting action.

On Sunday Dishoom put on an special event to celebrate the Hindu holiday of Diwali (Festival of Light). I had worked with Dishoom earlier this summer at their Holi event in Hackney which was spectacular. So I arrived with high expectations and they certainly didn’t disappoint. The atmosphere was relaxed, welcoming and joyous. What more could you want on a sunny summer’s afternoon? The story teller, Vayu Naidu, was very talented and had the whole room hanging on her every word.

The event also gave me a chance to explore a part of the city I hadn’t previously known existed. A stone throw north of Kings cross there is a beautiful, newly developed area called Granary Square. Canal with a very quant bookshop barge, astro turf grass bank to chill in the sun, fountains for kids to run through (even in the middle of October), bistro coffee shops and of course the Crossing (appears to be a converted warehouse) where the event was held – huge wall windows provided some of the best natural light a photography could wish for.

Congrats again to Dishoom and Happy Diwali everyone!