Bollywood celebration at North Walsham theatre

Youngsters from the Arts North Norfolk drama club in colourful saris. Picture: SUBMITTED

Youngsters from the Arts North Norfolk drama club in colourful saris. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

A taste of India will fill a town arts hub in a series of creative events this weekend.

The Arts North Norfolk charity is putting on two days of colourful activity at the Atrium theatre on Spenser Avenue in North Walsham, starting tomorrow.

Everyone is encouraged to get involved by eating, watching or learning something new.

A screening of modern Bollywood classic Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi will kick off the celebrations tomorrow evening.

The subtitled film is a romantic comedy in Hindi, which tells the tale of a middle-aged man who rediscovers his love for life by assuming a new identity in order to rekindle the romantic spark with his wife. He pretends to be her dance partner.

Audience members can enjoy a curry before the film in the theatre's café bar from 6.30pm. Film and curry tickets (to be booked in advance) cost £11 and film only tickets cost £5. Doors open at 6pm with the film showing at 7.30pm.

Joseph Ballard, director of Arts North Norfolk, said: 'A lot of people have asked for a Bollywood film and we thought the best way to enjoy the evening would be to start it off with a curry. We're always trying new things for North Walsham and we always make sure people get a good quality experience at a good value too.'

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To keep the spicy weekend going, a bonanza of workshops will take place the following day, Saturday March 28. They cost £3 if booked in advance or £4 on the day.

Workshops include:

?Indian Textile Printing workshop between 10am-11am.

?Cook your own curry with the Indian food expert, known as Bhaji Man, at 10.30am.

?Bollywood dancing with Jaya Dance at 11am.

?A yoga and mindfulness taster session for people aged 12 and over at 11am.

As well as the workshops, which will keep children and adults entertained, there will also be the chance to get a henna tattoo.

Rebecca Lysaght, Arts North Norfolk trustee, said: 'We've got the best people around to help lead the workshops and we want people to come along and have a go at something different.'

For more information and to book a place, visit No. 1 Market Place in North Walsham, (open Wednesday to Saturday), call 01692 218060 or visit

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