Srishti Yuva Culture dancer Bhakti Raval won third place in October's Brent Diwali dance competition. Bhakti won a prize of £200 for Yuva, to be spent on developing the youth group's dance activities. Srishti is very proud of Bhakti!

Diwali is a big event in Brent, and the festival of lights is celebrated in the borough with a rangoli competition, beautifully lit floats and hundreds of costumed performers in a parade through the streets of Wembley, traditional Indian dance, a shop-front competition and a stunning display of lights and fireworks at Barham Park.

Bhakti performed a traditional piece from the Bharatanatyam repertory. First and second places went to the 21st Century Education trust and Khavita Kaur.   

A full list of events held during Brent's Diwali celerbations can be downloaded here.

Image: Isabelle Plasschaert