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Opportunities to join the Night of Festivals South Asia fun!

Night of Festivals South Asia 14-19 August 2017

There are a variety of ways to join in the cultural celebration and be part of Night of Festivals South Asia in Leicester this August.

Participate to be part of "Little India" - Saturday 19 August

ArtReach seeks a group of 25-30 people who would like to take part and perform as part of Night of Festivals South Asia in Leicester.

Night of Festivals South Asia is a cultural celebration focusing on South Asia and marking the 70th Anniversary of Indian and Pakistan Independence.

The festival will present live music, visual arts, dance, street arts, film and participatory activity in the city centre and local neighbourhoods across a 6-day event, celebrating the rich mix and vibrancy of different South Asian cultures and contemporary art.

On Saturday 19 August, Leicester city centre will be brought to life by costumed street performers; the colours and dance action of Holi ‘Festival of Colours’ flash mobs; rickshaws and a spectacular Harminder the Indian Elephant procession. Harminder is a life size pedal powered elephant puppet!

ArtReach is offering 25-30 local people (young people and adults welcome) the opportunity to work with theatre professionals to develop and rehearse cameo street characters reflecting 1940’s India, to be performed during the festival on Saturday 19 August.

Participants will need to commit to 4 rehearsal sessions in the lead up to the event, spread over the period from early July to August. The sessions will be on Saturday mornings. The project is intended to be fun and inspiring with an opportunity to take part in a great Festival event.

If you have a group (family, community group, youth group etc.) that would like to help “transform” Leicester with the sights and sounds of 1940’s India, or as an individual you’d like to participate, please contact Aoife Daniels at ArtReach on 0116 2616882 or email by Friday 16 June.

Volunteer as part of Night of Festivals South Asia

ArtReach works closely with a variety of partners in Leicester and co-ordinates a pool of volunteers for Leicester Arts Festivals. ArtReach is always looking for enthusiastic and dedicated people to join this pool of volunteers. Whether you are looking to gain experience in the festivals industry, or you want to have fun at the variety of events that take place in Leicester, we would like to hear from you.

Please contact Aoife Daniels at ArtReach on 0116 2616882 or email with your details and we will be in touch.

Night of Festivals South Asia is produced by ArtReach in association with AIS Festival.

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