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Free Family Fun Day

29 June @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm BST


Join us for Family Fun Day, celebrating South Asian arts, culture, and heritage. Enjoy enchanting melodies, captivating rhythms, and mesmerizing dance performances that showcase the rich traditions of the Indian subcontinent. From classical music to traditional dance, there’s something for everyone!

*LIMITED EXPLORER PASSPORTS AVAILABLE* – RSVP now to ensure one for you and your kids!

Event Highlights:

Darbar Explorer’s Passport:
Explore the museum with your passport in hand, immersing yourself in the vibrant world of Indian Music, Dance, Arts and Crafts.

Darbar has introduced a special passport tailored for children at this year’s Culture Festival. A bit like the Musical Tressure hunt, and armed with their passports, children will embark on a journey through the museum, venturing into different zones showcasing diverse dance styles, musical instruments and arts & crafts. Beyond witnessing exciting performances, children will also delve into the rich narratives surrounding each instrument and dance form, enhancing their understanding. Upon visiting each zone, children will receive a sticker in their passport, marking their progress and preparing them for the next adventure. Once completed their passport journey and exploration of the museum, they’ll have their photo taken to celebrate their passport as a souvenir of their cultural expedition.

Indian Classical Music Performances:
Be transported by classical Indian music featuring instruments like the sitar, tabla, flute, and harmonium. Enjoy Hindustani and Carnatic music styles performed by talented musicians.

Traditional Dance Performances:
Witness breathtaking performances of Bharatanatyam, Kathak, and Kuchipudi. Marvel at the graceful movements and expressive gestures that tell stories of love and mythology.

Interactive Workshops and Demonstrations:
Engage in hands-on workshops to learn classical music and dance basics. Participate in interactive sessions with Nupur Arts dancers and Darbars musicians, exploring the rhythms and storytelling techniques of Indian classical arts.

Cultural Exhibitions and Artisan Displays:
Explore vibrant displays of South Asian art and crafts. Watch live demonstrations of traditional techniques like block-printing, henna, and saree tying.

Family-friendly Activities:
Enjoy block printing, face painting, make-up, and henna art. Kids can join storytelling sessions featuring South Asian folklore.

Culinary Delights:
Indulge in South Asian cuisine at the pop-up food market. Sample traditional snacks and beverages.

Date and Venue:

  • Date: Saturday 29th June 2024
  • Time: 11am-4pm
  • Venue: Leicester Museums & Galleries

Join us for a day celebrating the beauty and legacy of South Asian art, culture, and heritage. Admission is free, and all are welcome!


Leicester Museum
53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA
Leicester, LE1 1RE Leicester
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