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GemArts Holi Festival of Colours

GemArts Holi Festival of Colours

GemArts Holi Festival of Colours

Date: Saturday 11th March 2023
Time: 12-4pm
Venue: Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA
Tickets: FREE, book your place for the colour throwing finale here

Join GemArts for Holi Festival of Colours, hosted in partnership with BALTIC. Celebrate colour and the Holi tradition through different creative workshops, Henna stations, dance, music and food.

Taking place throughout the building, you can enjoy exhibition tours and join contemporary artists exploring Rangoli and mandala making.
This joyous event will culminate in colour throwing at 3pm, where we will gather outdoors to throw colourful powder pigment and celebrate the arrival of spring. This bit is fun and messy, so please wear something you don’t mind getting dirty. 
Usually celebrated in March, Holi is a Hindu festival that celebrates spring, love, and new life. This event is for people of any faith and those with none.

Please don’t bring backpacks or your own powder pigment with you. Free pigment will be provided at the event.  
Holi Festival of Colours is part of GemArts core South Asian celebration programme, connects with Baltic’s Neighbourly strand, which asks the question: How can Baltic be a good neighbour to the communities that surround it? 

Supported by:
Newcastle Hindu Temple, Chai Events, Spice FM, Newcastle University Tamil, Malayali Society, Gateshead Council, The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust and Arts Council England


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