A FREE event is being held next Friday (November 16) to celebrate the religious festival of Diwali.

It takes place at at Walthamstow Assembly Hall, in Forest Road, Walthamstow, and will include live entertainment followed by an outdoors fireworks display.

Entry is free but residents must apply for a ticket in advance from the town hall or a library.

It runs from 7pm until 11.30pm.

Email arts&events@walthamforest.gov.uk for more information.