An eastern eye on Jubilee celebrations
HOLME Street Arts Centre, Hebden Bridge, will host a family event on Wednesday, October 24, to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the contribution of Commonwealth countries to the celebrations.
The event, from 4.30pm to 7.30pm, is organised by the nationally acclaimed Annapurna Indian dance company, based in Halifax.
Artistic director Shantha Rao, who runs the dance company, said: “The event has a beautiful mix of well-established as well as up-and-coming artists to celebrate the spirit of Commonwealth.
“The highlight of the event is Yorkshire’s famous storyteller Ian Clayton who will be telling the audience some traditional Indian stories.”
He has been working with Shantha on a choreographic and research project which is funded by the Arts Council.
Traditional Indian dancer John Whittle, a professor at Lancaster University, will also be performing at the event. He has been training in the classical kuchipudi style Indian classical dance for several years. There will be singing from local musician Ramya Tangirala and visiting guest artist Ramya Chitloor will also be dancing.
There will also be dancing from the children in the community.
The event is funded by the Community Foundation for Calderdale, said Shantha.
Everyone is welcome to attend - tickets are £7 for adults and £3 for children (under threes free) and the price includes fresh samosas and light indian snacks with spicy Indian tea called chai. Tickets are available from Chrissi at Hat Therapy, Market Street, Hebden Bridge or from Lakhi on 07834 787180.
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