An Indian Summer takes over London’s Eventim Apollo
On Saturday 12th August 2017 the Eventim Apollo will open its doors to a multi-sensory extravaganza recreating the sights and sounds of India. Offering a fun filled day out for all the family, An Indian Summer will immerse visitors in the richness and vibrancy of Indian culture – plunging people into the backstreets of New Delhi and celebrating the heritage, styles and tastes of this South Asian country.
In the year that sees the celebration of UK-India Culture, An Indian Summer will bring Asian diversity to the grandiose setting of an iconic British venue. With the inside of the Eventim Apollo being transformed, visitors will be treated to live Bollywood dance performances, Indian henna artistry as well as a foodie fest comprising of Indian street food-inspired stalls both inside and outside the venue, plus much more.
The focal point of the inaugural event will be the screening of two much loved films that bring together the best of British Asian and contemporary Bollywood cinema. The day commences with a matinee screening of Gurinder Chadha’s evergreen, girl power sports comedy set in Southall, Bend It Like Beckham, starring Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Archie Panjabi and Anupam Kher.
Welcoming in the Indian Summer evening will be a screening of the sassy and youthful romantic comedy-drama, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, directed by new wave filmmaker, Ayan Mukerji, and starring Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Kalki Koechlin and Aditya Roy Kapur. Audiences will be invited to singalong to the timeless and anthemic soundtrack as they immerse themselves in the cinematic experience presented by one of the Capital’s most celebrated live event venues. For those wishing to dance the night away there will also be an exclusive after party with guest DJs held in the upper bar.
Come dressed in your best Indian Summer outfits and prepare to fall in love with the multi-sensory experience of India on London’s doorstep as An Indian Summer makes its grand entry on the annual events calendar – a date with the family that’s not to be missed! Tickets on sale 9am Friday 23rd June www.eventimapollo.com
Saturday 12th August
Bend it like Beckham Matinee Screening: 12pm
Yeh Jaawani Hai Deewani Evening Screening: 6pm
Tickets £10-£25 plus booking fee