When: 27th August 2013 at 11.00am
Where: Kedleston Hall, Quarndon, Derby DE22 5JH
£: Normal admission charges apply
What is it?
A pop-up cinema, inspired by the ramshackle structures created throughout India at the turn of the 20th century and the original inspiration for Bollywood, will make an appearance in the grounds of the National Trust’s Kedleston Hall. The cinema is part of Meadow Arts’ SHAKTI exhibition and will premiere a new film by Birmingham-based Indian artist, Harminder Judge. In keeping with the theme of the event there will be Popcorn bhajis to enjoy.
Visitors to SHAKTI Live will get a further taste of Bollywood thanks to lively Kathak dance workshops, fascinating interactive performances by walk about puppets and traditional Indian story telling.
SHAKTI brings together the largest collection of British and Asian contemporary art in the UK which includes a giant gold head standing 2.5 metres tall by celebrated Indian artist Ravinder Reddy, displayed within Kedleston Hall itself.
Meadow Arts brings contemporary art to unexpected settings such as heritage sites, historic gardens and public spaces. It aims to make art accessible to people who don’t have regular access to metropolitan galleries.
Kedleston Hall is a spectacular neo-classical mansion, is set in historic parkland in countryside near Derby. The Curzon family have lived there since the 12th century and continue to live at the Hall. Lord Curzon’s Eastern Museum is a treasure trove of fascinating objects acquired on his travels in Asia and while Viceroy of India (1899 – 1905).
More info: Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kedleston for more details.