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Celebrating Bollywood!

8 – 29 April 2023

Wed – Sat

12 – 4:45pm

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Bollywood Film Poster Exhibition

Bollywood Poster from the collection at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery

Celebrating Bollywood!

Bollywood is the popular name for Hindi cinema, a blend of ‘Hollywood’ and ‘Bombay’ (Mumbai). Bollywood forms part of the larger Indian cinema industry, which produces over 1000 films a year, making it the world’s largest global film industry.

In celebration of Bollywood’s two momentous wins at the 2023 Academy Awards, staff and two Blackburn Bollywood fans have selected their favourite film posters from our Bollywood Poster Collection to mark the occasion.

With thanks to: Samah Khan, Mohammed Khan, Sajda Khan and Tahira Khan

To celebrate the opening of the exhibition we will be running a series of FREE Bollywood themed crafts and events from Wednesday 12th – Saturday 15th April.


BOLLYWOOD WEEK at Blackburn Museum

Wednesday 12th April
Henna Painting (12-4pm) Drop-In
We welcome local artist Samina who holds the Guinness World Record for World’s Fastest Henna Artist…wow!

Thursday 13th April
Bollywood Eggstravaganza
Experience Bollywood Dance with Sohan Kailey (Award Winning Performing Artist).
Family fun Bollywood workshops for everyone.
Journey on the magical carpet to Incredible India and learn fun, dynamic Bollywood dance moves accompanied by vibrant, upbeat music.
Dance like a Bollywood Star, bring your glitz & glamour, dance using colourful scarves. Move your feet to the Bollywood Beat.
Sing and sang along! You’ll be wanting more!
Suitable for all ages and family groups welcome!
This is a free activity with sessions running at: 12:30pm – 1:10pm, 1:30pm – 2:10pm, and 2:30pm – 15:10pm

Saturday 15th April
Henna Painting (12-4pm) Drop-In
Henna Painting again with Samina!

Plus throughout the whole week we will have have Bollywood themed Arts and Craft Activities.

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