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Holi

PLAY HOLI WITH DISHOOM

On Sunday 12th March, we are taking over York Hall for two back-to-back, not-to-be-missed, totally brilliant Holi parties.

 One venue filled with two thousand people coming together, breaking down barriers and celebrating their differences with a ton of gulal. It is going to be AWESOME!

Expect superb street-food, charming entertainment, toe-tapping live music, plentiful Dishoom tipples, and joyful, messy colour-play. Seriously, you’d be mad to miss out.

**TICKETS GO ON SALE HERE AT 2PM ON MONDAY 2OTH FEBRUARY**

In spring 2016, two thousand of you joined us for our biggest and best Holi celebrations yet. We all partied together with open hearts, and open minds – it was wonderful to be part of it. Check out the video below!

Holi truly breaks down barriers. On this barmy March day, social boundaries are put aside and everyone plays Holi together, regardless of class, religion or status. The gulal (coloured powder) has a wonderful effect: for a few sweet, mad, almost magical hours, everyone is equal in crazy fun. We strongly believe that the world needs more of this. These are difficult, uncertain times. Barriers are being thrown up everywhere. Intolerance is on the increase.

So, we call upon revellers of all ages, faiths and backgrounds to join us in a celebration of breaking down barriers at two big, warm, open-hearted Holi parties, in a historic boxing hall in Bethnal Green on Sunday 12th March. All are welcome.


DAYTIME FAMILY HOLI – 12PM-3PM
Revellers of all ages welcome!
Guests can enjoy a great line-up of entertainment, fantastic street food from Curry On Food, Rola Wala, Horn OK PleaseSpit and Roast, Gelato from Nonna’sand one ton of gulal to play with!

EVENING HOLI PARTY – 6PM-10PM
A luminous, loud and colourful shindig for grown-ups.
Enjoy a live performance from super-talented musician Shammi Pithia, a Euphonica Drum and Beats DJ set with world-class tabla player Vikaash Sankadecha, a bar full of Dishoom tipples, and an awesome street food market. Oh, and masses of gulal for everybody.


Tickets to the daytime Holi party will be £26 (grown-ups) / £15 (kids) and the evening party costs £30 (grown-ups only). Tickets include entry to the event, plenty of gulal (coloured powder), cloakroom, mithai, and Dishoom House Chai. (Please note street food and drinks from the Dishoom bar are not included in the ticket price.)

TICKETS ARE ON SALE HERE AT 2PM ON MONDAY 20TH FEBRUARY.

For every ticket sold for the Holi parties, we will donate £1 to Seeds of Peace, a charity helping teenagers from regions of conflict learn the skills of making peace.

Follow the Facebook page for up to date information and news about #DishoomHoli. If you have any questions, please check out our FAQs page. We’ve also loads of pictures and videos from past years and if you’d like to know about the origins and celebrations of this barmy festival, then see this blog post.


MEANWHILE, IN OUR CAFÉS…
The actual date of Holi falls the day after our event, on Monday 13th March. To celebrate, we’ll be serving Dahi Bhalla Chaat as a delicious Holi special from Sunday 12th March to Sunday 19th March. Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for some delicious (passworded) treats around these dates!

And – though for obvious reasons a real Holi in our cafés is out of the question – our team will be bringing the spirit of Holi to life…