Yesterday was just GREAT. Beautiful weather, beautiful venue and lots of beautiful people! TACMEP's annual Festival of Diverse Culture's was a fantastic success. The Minories garden was the perfect venue - filled with food, music and (of course) lots of dancing!
I kicked off the event just after 12midday with a Bollywood workshop and performance...it was a little quiet but those who were there enjoyed shaking their hips and hands to the tune of Jai Ho. The afternoon went by with singing, dancing, drama performances from people of all ages and from all communities. For those who wanted a rest, there was plenty of hot food ad drinks available from the tasty Indian snack stall and the delicious Minories Garden Cafe itself. Who could want anything more?!
Soon enough it was time for my second workshop to take place...and by this time the place was buzzing. We did the 'Hero' dance, and it was brilliant to see everybody in the garden taking part! You can get a tiny taster of the fun and supportive atmosphere from the video link below and more on the gallery page :D
I had a lovely day at the festival. After some more Bhangra dancing with Indi Sandhu to end the event, I headed home to get ready for my evening performance with the Grand Union Band...
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