A main thoroughfare in Birmingham will be awash with colour as Soho Road, in Handsworth, welcomes the annual festival of light with Diwali 2016. Hosted by the Soho Road BID team, it is expected that this, the West Midlands largest Diwali festival will attract thousands to the inner-city street that will spread from Holyhead Road all the way to Soho Hill - caters to approximately 250,000 residents in the vicinity.

The organization, which consists of 560 independent businesses, have attracted a wide variety of food, offering the very best in street food and Indian cuisine as well as a funfair and a range of activities for the whole family to enjoy, with BID Chair, Dipak Patel, saying "This year we hope to make the annual Soho Road Diwali show bigger and better than ever before.

We have a fantastic line-up and are proud to welcome Roshan Prince to Birmingham as our headline act. The event gives everyone the opportunity to experience the lively energy the area has to offer. It is a wonderful event not just for the BID but the city of Birmingham".

Live performances from Punjabi artist Roshan Prince and local artist, Jaz Dhami, will be the highlight of the show, which takes place next Sunday, October 16.