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Award winning Indian movie

Celebration, curry and cabaret

Hastings Storytelling Festival, celebrating Indian culture with its Reimagine India Theme for 2017, presents award winning Indian movie, Deool, along with an evening of entertainment at St Mary in the Castle, including comedy, dance puppetry, theatre, cabaret and authentic Indian cuisine. 

Deool tells the story of Keshya, a simple villager who believes that God has arrived in his village. Everyone mocks him, but events take a drastic turn when politics gets involved. ‘This beautiful contemporary film has brilliant music and camerawork’ said Mandy Curtis of 18 Hours, who programmes Hastings Storytelling Festival. The film will be showing at the Electric Palace Cinema on Monday 6 November.

On Friday 10 November at St Mary in the Castle, audiences will be entertained by an evening of comedy, dance puppetry, theatre and cabaret as they enjoy delicious authentic Indian cuisine (vegetarian available), all lit by candle light.

Sujata Benerjee

Sujata Benerjee

Contemporary and traditional artists provide entertainment, including: storyteller Neha Jain, fire-breathers Dolly Delicious & Lilly Fortune, and Kathak & Bollywood Dance from world-renowned Sujata Banerjee Dance Company. Book tickets here.

“It’s a rare opportunity to have amazing performers and delicious Indian cuisine in one evening,’ said Dick Edwards, Chair of the Hastings Storytelling Festival

On Sunday 12 November, the seventh Hastings Storytelling Festival hosts its hugely popular free Children’s Storytelling Carnival Day at the Stade.

The Festival includes performances, readings and workshops. For full information, programme and timings please visit: Hastings Storytelling Festival.


Posted 14:58 Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 In: Performance

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