City comes to life for Nine Nights festival
Parts of Belfast city centre came to standstill on Saturday as hundreds of people flocked to the Nine Nights festival inspired by Diwali, the Indian Festival of Light.
Nisha Tandon, Director of ArtsEkta said the story which inspired Nine Nights is a much-loved classic,"even if you are completely unfamiliar with Indian culture" the festival would still have widespread appeal.
The evening began with an 800-strong costumed procession departing from Custom House Square and making its way to Belfast City Hall that was specially lit up for the festival.
The grounds of city hall were packed for the show which included original music, Indian dancers, lighting effects and dramatic pyrotechnics.