May 2, 2019 10.21 am This story is over 30 months old

Celebrate Indian culture at Lincoln Drill Hall spectacular

It is a free event but booking is required

A celebration of Indian culture will help raise money for Lincoln Drill Hall in May.

Lincs Indian Society (LIS), which is a secular, not-for-profit community interest organisation, has partnered with the charity-run arts centre to bring ‘Tarang! An Indian Culture Event’ to the city venue.

The event will take place on Saturday, May 18 between 5pm-8pm.

It will celebrate culture from across India with a range of performances including music, dance, drama and poetry. It is a free event, but ticket booking is required – click here to book a ticket.

Lincoln Drill Hall previously announced that its Pay What You Decide scheme will be an option for a number of innovative shows on a permanent basis. This means people can book performances for free and decide how much to pay when they leave.

The arts venue on Free School Lane in Lincoln launched its ‘Be a Brick’ campaign earlier this year. It has so far raised £16,000 towards the goal of £130,000 per year to keep the centre open. People can ‘buy a brick’ to give the centre their support for £10 or £50 per year.

Chief Executive at Lincoln Drill Hall Chris Kirkwood said: “We’re extremely grateful to LIS members for their support of Lincoln Drill Hall. LIS has grown to become an integral part of the Lincolnshire community and we’re honoured to have been chosen to host ‘Tarang! An Indian Culture Event’ this year.

“We’re proud to provide a space for people to boldly and passionately share their heritage through music, dance and poetry, while also educating others. We’re really grateful for the Lincs Indian Society’s support; throughout fundraising events like this, we’re getting closer to our £130,000 target to keep Lincoln Drill Hall open and supporting the arts and our community for future generations.”

President of Lincs Indian Society Rama Mark added: “This is the first time we’re bringing our exciting event to Lincoln Drill Hall and we’re proud to help raise money to help future-proof such an iconic venue. The Drill Hall is a really important part of Lincoln’s cultural offer and it’s an ideal venue to showcase this city’s Indian heritage and community.

“Tarang! An Indian Culture Event is going to be a spectacle of colour, music and dance for the whole family to enjoy and we’re excited to welcome people from across Lincoln and beyond to experience our culture. Tickets are free too, so pop along and support your local arts centre!”

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