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NEW! Bollywood dance classes & International Women’s Day!

Surtal Arts are excited to partner with International Women’s Day Derby.

As part of Surtal Arts’ arts in health project, Roshni, we are inviting all women and girls to come and join our puppet making workshops and help make a giant Gulabi Warrior puppet with our artist, Kate Doncaster.

The project will honour women and girls who have been victims of domestic violence with an opportunity to learn about India’s famous Gulabi Gang, be inspired by their story and encourage people to speak up against abuse.

The finished puppet will be joined by other giant puppets (Derby Suffragist Alice Wheeldon, Eco activist Greta Thunberg, a Pandemic Nurse and others) will be marched in the International Women’s Day Derby Festival procession on 5th March at Derby City Centre. The event is a celebration of women’s rights and power.

Join us for the events below, #TakeUpSpace and unleash your inner giant!

  • Join the procession march

    Celebrate International Women’s Day together in Derby, we’ll march with the giant puppets made in our workshops in celebration of women’s rights and life!

    Saturday 5 March 2022
    11am – 12.30

    From The Spot, St Peters Street (rings outside Derbion) to Derby Museums in Wardwick (old central library)

    More info
  • Can you help carry our puppet?

    We are looking for three women to carry the Gulabi Warrior puppet (2m high) in the IWD procession (Sat 5 March, 10am to 12.30pm). If you are interested, please contact us asap. You will be paid for your time.

    Get in touch
  • Bollywood dance class is back!

    You know you can stay fit and have fun, right? With wedding season coming up, it’s the perfect time to get your dancing shoes on and head for our Bollywood dance class!

    Our taster session will be perfect to get you started.
    If you like it and then block book a course of five sessions!
    Led by our resident dancer/choreographer, Nisha Nath, our dance class is fun, energetic and for all levels.

    No experience needed. Wear loose comfortable clothes. Free car park available.

    Venue: Dr.B.R Ambedkar Community Centre, Brunswisk St., Derby DE23 8TP

    Wednesday 9th March
    6.30pm – 7.30pm

    · BOLLYWOOD DANCE COURSE (5 week booking)
    16 March – 13 April

    More info here

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