The Slaterfield Community Centre was bathed in the vibrant hues of Bollywood, hosting a celebration that transcended cultural boundaries. Proudly organized by Community Film Art & Media CIC in collaboration with Asian Elders, the festival was made possible by the generous support of the National Lottery Community Fund.

This joyous gathering, attended by over 80 residents, unfolded as a tapestry of creativity and camaraderie. From lively art and craft workshops to engaging rounds of Bollywood bingo, the atmosphere was electric with the beats of traditional songs and dance. Laughter echoed, conversations flowed, and new friendships blossomed, embodying the spirit of community unity.

The tireless efforts of Community Film Art & Media’s organizers, including Gulnaz, Shabeen, Chan, Indira, and a dedicated team of volunteers, ensured the event’s success. Their passion for community engagement transformed the festival into a memorable experience, leaving smiles on faces and fostering connections among attendees.

A heartfelt thank you extends to the National Lottery Community Fund, whose generous support made this cultural extravaganza possible. Bolton Halwa Centre added a culinary touch with a delightful Bollywood ‘thali,’ enhancing the overall experience.

“We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the National Lottery Community Fund for their unwavering support. Their contribution has allowed us to create an event that celebrates diversity, fosters unity, and leaves a lasting impact on our community,” said Pete Thompson

This feature blog serves as a testament to the positive impact of community-driven initiatives, showcasing the transformative power of cultural celebrations. As the curtains close on the Bollywood Festival, the memories linger, thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund’s commitment to enriching local communities.

(About Community Film Art & Media CIC)

Community Film Art & Media is dedicated to fostering community engagement, celebrating diversity, and creating spaces that promote inclusivity. With the support of the National Lottery Community Fund, they continue to organize events that bring people together and create lasting memories.