Flavours of Holi

Date: 28 March 2021 to 28 March 2021

Location: Virtual Event

Join us for a free, online celebration of the Indian Festival of Colour!


Following the success of Digital Diwali in November 2020, which was live-streamed by over 38,000 people from 46 different countries, Walk the Plank’s Associate Producer/ Director, Nick Clarke and collaborator, Rajyashree Dutta, are returning to create an entirely digital Holi festival, with partners Bolton Hindu Forum, Indian Association Oldham, Bury Met, Shree Bharatiya Mandal (Tameside) and Greater Manchester Bengali Hindu Cultural Association.

Tune in at 12:45 PM on 28 March for a packed programme of music, dance, cookery demonstrations and more. Don’t miss “The Magic Shawl”, a piece created by Walk the Plank which tells the story behind this colourful and joyous celebration of Spring, regeneration and love, followed by Voices of Holi, a collaborative mixture of audio and visuals, discovering what the Hindu Festival of Colours means to communities across Greater Manchester and beyond.

View the full programme of events here.

Participation

Arts and Crafts- We would like you to invite your family to participate, which they can do by sending us images of them playing with colours. We also have an arts pack containing several activities they can do here. We will also provide online tutorials for other activities. Please encourage them to participate and send us images of their creations.

Voices of Holi- We want to hear what Holi means to you and your family, so tell us all about it in a recording made on your phone or sound device. You can tell us about how you would normally spend the day, and if you’re not camera-shy, you can even send us videos. All images and recordings received will form Voices of Holi, a collaborative mixture of audio and visuals, discovering what the Hindu Festival of Colours means to communities across Greater Manchester.

Please send these to nick@walktheplank.co.uk

Flavours of Holi will take place on 28th March from 12.45 PM and will be live-streamed here.

Supported by Arts Council England, and Greater Manchester Combined Authorities.

Photo credits (in order of appearance): Napurarts, Abhinandana Dance Academy, Atreyee Bhattacharyya, Hardeep Singh Sahota

 

"It’s the equivalent of attending a…party and running into long lost friends and family with whom you’ve either lost touch or just haven’t seen in a long time"

Sonia Chandaria Tillu, feedback from Digital Diwali UK 2020

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