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An online and onsite event for the Being Human Festival
November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Booking Details

Booking required (link coming soon)


November 19
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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A hand holding a decorated diwali diya lamp for GLOW, a MERL Late

GLOW: at The MERL – Exploring the Light & the Dark

Our next ever-popular MERL Late will bring a glow to your life. Find and explore connections across cultures, discover new worlds and celebrate our shared humanity.

GLOW at The MERL is an online and onsite blended programme, focusing on linked themes of light and darkness, harvest and festivals, community and celebration. The evening offers a fantastic opportunity for all communities to enjoy rich South Asian arts and cultural heritage combined with virtual experiences and talks from the University of Reading and beyond. Open to all and led by a team of professionals from Kala The Arts, our outdoor live event features music with tabla drums, santoor & vocals; performances inspired by beautiful Odissi Dance style; diva lamp making workshops plus a chance to see beautiful MERL themed Rangoli patterns being made.

Please note that due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, we are working to ensure our programme meets with government and University guidance and legislation.

Booking details will be available soon, but in the meantime, please register your interest at merlevents@reading.ac.ukBeing Human logo