HOLI FESTIVAL: Colourful way of celebrating
THE exotic sounds, tastes and fragrances of India brought a bit of extra colour to Uxbridge last Thursday.
The Fusion Bollywood Festival was held at Hillingdon Sport and Leisure Complex in Gatting Way and culminated in the Festival of Colour finale which saw revellers throw coloured powder over each other to celebrate the Hindi Holi festival.
The day of events raised money for the British Heart Foundation and began with a Bollywood dance class in the morning, attended by around 40 people. It included four instructors and Indian make-up and henna tattoo artists.
In the afternoon was an Indian buffet, before a crowd of nearly 50 people took part in the Holi paint-throwing at the end. Organiser Lindsey Perry said: “It was a great day. A lot of people didn’t know it was going on but joined us. There was lots of colour everywhere.”
RIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL: Getting into the swing ings at the Bollywood Festival of Colour
COLOUR GUARD: Above, Hayhett Thompson, Valerie Macdougle, Priya Chandorkal and Juliet Morris. Below, participants enjoy the Bollywood Festival of Colour
Photos by Grant Humphreys www.buyaphototms.co.uk WL151189
EXOTIC: Above, Daniela Iliskovic. Below, Jas Sohl and Seema Agarwal