To celebrate Holi, the festival of colours, Touchwood is inviting families to take part in a host of free creative activities, including a giant colour weave.
On Saturday 14th March between 1pm and 4pm, guests will be able to unleash their inner artists and get creative with colour, by exploring a host of different arts and crafts. They’ll even be able to contribute to a fantastic, giant community weave. Held in association with Art at the Heart CIC, the activities will take place in the Touchwood Tipi, located in Theatre Square.
Holi, popularly known as the ‘festival of spring’, ‘festival of colour’ or the ‘festival of love’, signifies the arrival of spring, end of winter and blossoming of love. The playful Hindu god Krishna wanted to change his skin colour to be more like the love of his life, Radha. Krishna’s mother suggested he paint Radha’s face any colour he wanted, and he did.
Fortunately, Radha didn’t mind Krishna’s practical joke. Many people believe this is why the festival of Holi is celebrated with colour and the spreading of love, which is why Touchwood is hosting a range of bright activities all inspired by these traditional celebrations.
Lucy Burnett, Marketing Manager at Touchwood, comments: “Holi is an occasion full of fun, colour and the sharing of love and good wishes. We are thrilled to be able to offer a variety of fun family activities in celebration of this, as well as the opportunity to contribute to our giant community colour weave. We encourage everyone to join us in embracing this special festival.”
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