Holi Festival of Colours
7/03/2017 - 18/03/2017 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Devonshire Square is delighted to announce that the Cinnamon Kitchen’s #HouseofHoli is back – bigger, better and brighter than ever!
Leave the dull, grey City at the door, don your protective white suit, and step into the madness at the House of Holi, for thirty minutes of paint-pelting friends, family and colleagues!
Sitting amongst the skyscrapers and the concrete, Cinnamon Kitchen, in association with India’s No.1 beer Kingfisher, will bring a vibrant injection of colour to the urban environs of the City with the return of their purpose-built party pod – popping up outside Vivek Singh’s modern Indian restaurant in Devonshire Square from Tuesday 7th to Saturday 18th March. A pop up bar will also feature a menu serving an array of colourful Holi cocktails alongside Kingfisher beer, the leading Indian beer brand.
All the further details, dates and times can be found on their official website: http://www.cinnamon-kitchen.com/house-of-holi-2017/
Please email their events team on email@example.com to enquire about private hire – a great idea for team building, parties and after work celebrations!
27 July: 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
On Thursday 27th July at 12.30pm, Devonshire Square will be hosting in its atmospheric Western Courtyard an energetic Dandiya Raas dance performance by Dancenbeats, presented by Akademi South Asian Dance. The show is part of the "Tales of Silk and Music" Indian Dance Festival, conceived and organised by the Devonshire Square's Events Team to celebrate the UK-India Year of Culture. Raas or Dandiya Raas is the traditional folk dance form of Gujarat and Rajasthan, in Western India. During the dance, men and women dance in two circles, with sticks in their hands, vigorously whirling and moving their feet and arms in a complicated, choreographed manner to the tune of the music with various rhythms. The sticks (dandiyas) of the dance represent the swords of the goddess Durga, to which the devotional dance is dedicated. The show is free attendance and registration is not required. To know more about the "Tales of Silk and Music" Indian Dance Festival, please visit the following web-page: http://www.devonshiresq.co.uk/events/events/tales-of-silk-and-music-indian-dance-festival.aspx
3 August: 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
On Thursday 3rd August at 12.30pm, Devonshire Square will host in its Western Courtyard a Manipuri dance solo by professional dancer Debanjali Biswas, presented by Akademi South Asian Dance. The free attendance show is part of the Devonshire Square’s “Tales of Silk and Music” Indian Dance Festival, organised by the Devonshire Square’s Events Team to celebrate the UK-India Year of Culture. Manipuri dance is one of the major Indian classical dance styles, named after the region of Manipur, a state in north-eastern India where the dance originated. Manipuri is particularly known for its love-inspired dance drama of Radha-Krishna, called Raslila and its exquisite performances, characterised by graceful, fluid and sinuous movements with greater emphasis on the upper body gestures. To know more about the “Tales of Silk and Music” Indian Dance Festival, please visit the following webpage: http://www.devonshiresq.co.uk/events/events/tales-of-silk-and-music-indian-dance-festival.aspx
10 August: 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
On Thursday 10th August at 12.30pm, Devonshire Square’s Western Courtyard will be the stage for an outstanding Kathak dance show by Sujata Banerjee Dance, presented by Akademi South Asian Dance. The origin of Kathak is traditionally attributed to the travelling bards of ancient northern India, known as Kathakars or storytellers. Stylistically, this dance form emphasizes rhythmic foot movements while the legs and torso are generally straight; the story is told through gestures of arms and upper body movement, facial expressions, bends and turns. The free attendance Kathak dance show is part of the “Tales of Silk and Music” Indian Dance Festival, organised by the Devonshire Square’s Artistic Events Team to celebrate the UK-India Year of Culture. To know more about the Festival, please visit the following webpage: http://www.devonshiresq.co.uk/events/events/tales-of-silk-and-music-indian-dance-festival.aspx