Objects from the Collections: Diwali

Family Friendly
11 November 2023
11:00 - 16:00

Free Event

Event Description

Come and view a ‘Kathak’ Indian dance costume

Objects from the Collections: Diwali

A ‘Kathak’ Indian dance costume will be out on display as part of the museum's Diwali celebrations!

The material was bought and the costumes made in Leicester for Kathak students taught by Nilima Devi MBE at Arts in Education. Several versions were made, in different shades of beige and reds. They all feature the unusual ‘Ikat’ style of warp-printed patterns on the bodices. This was worn as part of Diwali Kathak performance at Phoenix Theatre in 1999.

A pop-up exhibition Diwali 6,000 Lights will also be on display, all about Leicester's unique Festival of Light celebrations overt the decades.

Free, drop-in event.

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