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Electric Woods

October 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - November 5, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

Once again, the ‘electric woods’ will bring the Spirit of Diwali to Robin Hill. As darkness falls, experience the park’s glorious woodland transformed into a stunning spectacle of creatively themed light, colour, sound and entertainment, as the ‘electric woods’ captures the spirit of the most popular festival in the Indian calendar.

Wandering through the ‘electric woods’, visitors can enjoy a spectacular sound and light show which envelopes the Canopy Skywalk and incorporates fire projectors and illuminated screens to dramatic effect, creating an exciting walk through experience.

The Indian poem, ‘The Ramayana’, which celebrates the victory of good over evil, is creatively portrayed by enchanting cinematic shadow theatre in the woodland amphitheatre – and light installations depicting elephants, stars and peacocks can be discovered throughout the woods.

Visitors will be able to embrace the spirit of Diwali by taking part in the Colour Walk– a vividly coloured walk through the otherwise dark woodland glades where, armed with special ‘Holi’ powder, they will ward off evil demons by throwing burst of coloured powder into the air (and onto each other!)!   All visitors will receive a free pouch of brightly coloured powder to throw whilst on their quest.

The Diwali theme continues across all refreshments with an enhanced authentic Indian menu of curries, kebabs, Asian sweets, and traditional teas, providing a true ‘taste of India


October 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
November 5, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
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Robin Hill Country Park
Down End
Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 2NU United Kingdom
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