Easy Saturday is a creative family day from LCB Depot, on the 2nd Saturday of every month, for toddlers to 10 year olds (and their grown ups) to access a wide range of creative activities from growing to cooking, sculpting, painting, making music, dancing, and more.

An Indian Summer, in association with Sony TV, is both a celebration of and an introduction to a nation, a culture and its people. It’s an experience to engage through sound and visual installations, live acts and performances, presentations, workshops, talks, films, culinary experiences and most importantly, presence. This year, they are highlighting the history of Britain and India with their 400 Years exhibition. The Festival will be taking place from 25th July to 25th August 2018.

We’ll be joining forces on August 11th, during An Indian Summer’s 400 Years exhibition in our Lightbox gallery, to bring the sounds, tastes and colours of India to the Cultural Quarter in a family-friendly environment. There will be Tabla, Brass and Percussion Music Workshops from House of Verse, make your own Bombay-Inspired Pani Puri Snack with Grays (LCB Depot’s in-house cafe, also open for the event with their special kids menu), and Holi Inspired Paint Party – prepare to get messy. Easy Saturday regulars will be there too with Bambino Disco, Urban Farm, Minecraft (sponsored by Launchpadd) and Cattywampus free play.

Additionally, after the family events An Indian Summer will also host a panel discussion to accompany their 400 Years Exhibition, exploring what it means to be ‘brown’ and British, the impact of Brexit on identity, and the impact of migration for second and third generation British South Asians.

This event is a wonderful chance for children to be introduced to some of the different culture within Leicester in a friendly environment that encourages them to learn.

Entry and most of the activities are free and drop-in from 12-4pm on Saturday August 11th at LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RE. Find out more about An Indian Summer at indiansummer.org.uk 

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Emily Burke is an English Literature student at the University of Leicester who constantly wishes she was still living in the North. Her interests include Law & Order and gravy.

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