Bristol’s Jazbaa Indian Cultural Collective to celebrate Indian Independence

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The 70th anniversary of India’s independence will be marked by Jazbaa Indian Cultural Collective with a week-long series of events around Bristol and the city’s residents are being urged to get involved.

The events are open to everyone so check out the details below and see what grabs your interest.

August 13th: Graft’s Workshop Introduction to Graffiti

Graft Workshop expert Rob Wheeler will be overseeing a graffiti workshop which will explore the use of Indian motif in graffiti art at Hamilton House. Graft Workshop’s art will be familiar to people who have seen their creations at the Nutmeg Restaurant and Easton Community Centre.

Book tickets at the graffiti workshop here.

August 16th: Film Shorts

Jazbaa ICC will be celebrating the work of Indian filmmakers from India and Bristol at The Arts House in Stokes Croft. Screening award-winning environmental documentary Timbaktu and short film Black Cherry, the screenings are free but you will have to register in advance here.

August 17th: Spice Trail; Celebrating the history of Indian cuisine

Join the Jazbaa team at Nutmeg in Clifton for what should be a magical evening celebrating Indian cuisine, history, music and dance. Head chef Raja Munuswamy will transport guests to different Indian regions, exploring the history of the ingredients and the impact of trade on Indian food over the centuries.

The evening will feature dancing at the start and the end, and a five-course meal. For more information and to book tickets click here.

August 19th: Jazbaa Flashmob

Along with movies, food, yoga, railways and plenty of other things India is famous for its uplifting dancing. During Independence Week the Jazbaa team aim to surprise Bristolians with a Bollywood-style flashmob as they celebrate this momentous week in world history.

To get involved in the flashmob which will be led by the talented Aanchal Gupta, or learn some Bollywood moves in advance, see here for more details.

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