Pukaar News – Leicester

Colourful Indian Summer Festival Draws to a Close

The 10 day Indian Summer Festival drew to a close on Sunday in a colourful day of dance, music, food and culture.

 

The festival which is now in its fifth year, ran from 19 – 28 June and is the biggest celebration of South Asian arts and culture in the Midlands.  It took place in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter and at other selected venues throughout the city centre.

 

 

Festival goers were able to experience the colour and vibrancy of India, with yoga, meditation, dance, cookery classes, interactive workshops and a diverse programme of live performance and visual art.

 

International and local artists performed including Botown, Hetain Patel, Guneet Monga, Nikesh Shukla and Sonia Sabri Dance Company. There was also a programme of Indian films.

 

The festival ended on the Sunday with a day of events in the Cultural Quarter,  including laughter yoga, a large Holi dance where powdered paint and coloured water is thrown as well as an evening performance at the Curve theatre called Common Tongue.

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