Celebrate South Asian Arts and Culture as ‘An Indian Summer’ Returns to Leicester:

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‘An Indian Summer’ Returns to Leicester: Celebrate South Asian Arts and Culture

Leicester is about to get hotter than ever with the sizzling return of ‘An Indian Summer’ from 21 – 23 July. It’ll include live music, an outdoor cinema and an Orton Square takeover.

An Indian Summer’s eclectic programme will be led by Nitin Sawhney who will be debuting his first music concert in Leicester, taking place at Curve on Sunday 23 July.

Sawhney is an accomplished guitarist, pianist and composer taking influences from Indian and Spanish music along with blues, soul and electronica, redefining our perception of identity through the universal music of language. His headline performance at Curve will see him celebrate his recent album, Immigrants, as well as showcase tracks from his forthcoming album, Identity. 

Sawhney’s performance will headline An Indian Summer family fun extravaganza, which takes place on Orton Square on 23 July. Visitors to the Cultural Quarter will be able to Immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and wonders of South Asia in the heart of Leicester, from tantalising Mumbai street food to the vibrant colours of Rajasthan, experiencing an eclectic mix of music, dance, theatre, films, talks and family art workshops. There will be something for everyone to enjoy and all outdoor activities are free of charge.

The festival’s popular outdoor cinema will also be returning on Friday 21 July with a Bollywood theme set to take audiences back on a nostalgic journey to 1975 with the renowned, international blockbuster, Sholay. Revered as one of the greatest Indian movies of all time, this will be the first time the classic film will be screened as a large-scale outdoor experience in the Midlands. Enjoy the summer movie night with an array of mouth-watering street food, drinks, popcorn, music and Bollywood dance! They’ll be joined on the night by their street food partner Hot Potato Shop with a special Sholay menu, including Basanti’s Tangy Chilli Paneer Fiesta, Veeru Jai’s Fiery Special Chips, and more.

The screening will take place at Jubilee Square and tickets are free, however there is also an option to pay for reserved food and choice of Sholay themed Indian street food.

All outdoor activities in Orton Square are free of charge, as are general admission tickets to the outdoor cinema event. 

For more information on An Indian Summer, visit their website here: https://www.indiansummer.org.uk/about

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