Bollywood comes to Bolton


11AM – 4PM

Join us for two days of free Bollywood fun, celebrating Bolton’s cultural diversity, with South Asian inspired food, dance and entertainment for the whole family to get involved with!

Come and bust your Bollywood moves at our free dance workshops, where you can learn the art of traditional South Asian dance and join in the fun. Plus enjoy a variety of traditional and contemporary dance performances including Bhangra, Bollywood, and Bharatanatyam, with Sitar and Dhol music to add to the atmosphere.

Get a taste of South Asian cuisine at a number of food stalls, and enjoy the traditional art of henna tattoos and face painting.

The Light cinema will be getting in on the Bollywood action – showing classic films including ‘Sholay’ at 9.30am and ‘Mother India’ at 10am on both days. Entry to each film will be only £2, and all proceeds will go to Bolton Hospice.

The highlight of the weekend will be the crowning of Bolton’s Mehndi Queen on Sunday 24th June in the culmination of the Bolton Mehndi Queen competition, run by The Community Film Art & Media CIC.  For your chance to win simply submit an example of original Mehndi Art any medium of your choice – from candles to canvas, phone covers, tea-lights, plates, mugs, glass, bottles, cake, cookies, or anything else you like. You can also submit traditional Henna design on hands, arms and body parts and be present at the Judging time. Entries will be taken on both days and judging will take place between 1pm – 2:30pm on Sunday.

Not only will the winner enjoy the accolade of being crowned Bolton’s Mehndi Queen at 3pm on Sunday but they will also win a first prize of £50 in cash and a tiara. There will also be a second prize of a collection of Asian bridal jewellery and a third prize of a hamper of goodies.



12:00 Mehndi Queen Competition Launch
12:30 Sujana Shah – Bollywood Dance
13:00 Ajay Kumar – Bhangra dance
13:30 Nila Raja – Guitar – Hindi Song
14:00 Jaya and Amba – Bollywood Dance
14:30 Jaya Patel – Bollywood Dance
15:00 Sarbori Basu – Bharatanatyam – 4 dancers



12:30 Sasha – Bollywood Dance
13:00 Mr Miah – Sitar recital
13:30 Sarbori Basu – Bharatanatyam – 2 dancers
14:00 Amba and Disha – Bollywood dance
14:30 Jaya Patel – Bollywood
15:00 Mehndi Queen Results