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We’re taking over Curve theatre & Leicester’s Orton Square for an entire day filled with music, dance, workshops, culture, and food!

Whether you just want to grab a drink from the outdoor bar and enjoy the summer vibe, or get involved and take part, there’s something for everyone. Keep scrolling down for more info and to find our full programme with timings.

What's On 

Free Activities for Adults & Children
Inside Curve Theatre- Cafe & Mezzanine Floor

Free henna design | 12pm - 6pm | Green Room Café

This activity is very popular, so arrive early to avoid disappointment. 


Saree Demonstration | 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm and 5.30pm | South Mezzanine

Saree Expert Bhawna Bhawsar invites you to come and learn more about the history of the saree and how to wear it. 


Saree Dress Up |12pm,1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm | South Mezzanine

Have a go at wearing a saree helped by expert Bhawna Bhawsar. 


Sensory Storytelling | 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm. 4pm and 5pm | Central Mezzanine

Get immersed in stories exploring smells and others senses in this sensory storytelling workshop led by Chandni Mistry


Art and crafts | 12 noon - 6pm | Central Mezzanine

Led by Sym Mystry, using upcycled and recycled materials.

Outdoors on Orton Square & Main Stage
12pm - 8pm


Outdoor Bar

Delicious food from Kayal, Herb and Desi Street Food.

Free Performances:

12pm and throughout the day - DJ Ninja Bob & Host Shruti Chauhan

1pm - Enter Edem - Giant Peacocks 

1.30pm - Nupur Arts Young Company - Classical Indian Dance

2:30pm - Dhol Players and Band Baja - Music Walkabout

3pm - Nupur Arts - Holi Celebration Dance

3:30pm - Enter Edem - Giant Peacocks

4pm - Dhol Players and Band Baja - Music Walkabout

4:30pm - Zfit - Interactive Bollywood Dance

5pm - Dhol Players and Band Baja - Music Walkabout

5:30pm - Enter Edem - Giant Peacocks and Chitra - Classical Kuchipudi Dance

6pm - Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band - Music Walkabout

6:30pm - String Beats

7pm - Zfit - Interactive Bollywood Dance

7:30pm - Chitra - Classical Kuchipudi Dance

For Knowledge Seekers & Cultural Enthusiasts
Inside Curve Theatre 
1pm - 8pm

BrownGirl Via East Africa: A Discussion| 1pm - 3pm | Rehearsal Room 2 | Free

Join a fascinating and in-depth discussion about the legacy of migration and colonisation on South Asian women with three pioneering speakers; Rupal Rajani (BBC radio presenter and producer), Alia Pathan (Artist and Founder of The White Tiger Project) and Kesha Raithatha (Dance Artist and Choreographer for the Made at Curve production of Finding Home). 


Hosted and chaired by Seetal Kaur (Co-founder of FowardCulture and, there will be a chance to contribute to the discussion and meet other like-minded women after the event too.

Book your free place:


On The Hour: Dance Kahanyan|  5pm 6pm | Rehearsal Room 2 | Free


Join us to celebrate an exciting international project that brings together two world-renowned choreographers and dancers.Expect live dance performances and short films made by young people in the UK and Pakistan, plus a documentary sharing the experiences of our artists in each other’s cities.

Drop ins welcome.  Book your free place here:


Talvin Singh & Friends | 7:45pm | Curve Theatre 

A world class performance by internationally acclaimed musician Talvin Singh plus a dance performance from Aakash Odedra

Buy your ticket here:


Out on Orton Square, we will have our main stage. Expect live music, dance and a DJ from 12pm-8pm.

We've got food and drink covered too! There will be an outdoor bar and Kayal, Herb and Desi Street Food will be selling delicious South Asian food. 

Inside Curve from 12pm-6pm, local creatives will keep you entertained. Expect a henna artist, storytelling, art activities and the chance to try on a sari! This will be for children and adults so make sure you try out something new!

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You can drop in at any point in the day. Most performances and activities are free but a select few suggest pre-booking via Curve's wehsite. These performances have links in the What's On section and can be booked on Curve's website.


internationally acclaimed musician, Talvin Singh will be performing in the evening at Curve as part of our festival.

Percussionist, producer and composer, Talvin Singh, is renowned for creating the bridge between Indian and electronic music. Drawing Inspiration from the classical Indian arts, he has managed to sculpt a unique sonic landscape and taken the Tabla to the cutting edge with the most unimaginable creations.

Talvin will be joined by fellow classical musicians in an unmissable one-off performance.

Aakash Odedra Company will be presenting a short dance by AO2 before the show, showcasing Leicester’s next generation of classical and contemporary Indian dance.

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