Durga Puja in Wales – Students learn Clay Sculpting

With the biggest Durga Puja due to be celebrated in Wales this year, students from Cardiff High, Llanishen High and Radyr Comprehensive and art students from Cardiff Metropolitan University learned clay sculpting skills as part of a project held at the Butetown Arts and History Center. The Heritage Lottery funded project is part of a program by the Wales Puja Committee to create a digital archive and history of the Puja festival in Wales over the last 45 years since the Bengali community settled there.

The finished idol of the Wales Durga Puja
The finished idol of the Wales Durga Puja

The images will go on show at Cardiff Story Museum on August 8 before being worshiped at Puja celebrations in Caerphilly in October.
More than 1,500 visitors from across Wales and South West England are expected to attend the Durga Puja at Penyhreol Hall, Caerphilly from October 7 to 10.

Source: Wales Online

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