The Great British Baraat

Milapfest and Movema come together on LightNight 2019 for a joyous celebration of the ritual of Indian marriage. Watch Movema, local dancers and Bombay Baja Brass Band join forces to create the traditional and colourful Indian “Baarat”, an exuberant wedding Ritual on Church Street. Come and join the Liverpool and wider communities coming together for an exciting fusion of East and West!

A traditional “Baarat” culminates in a “Milni”, the meeting of two families. In a unique take on this spectacular ritual, two of Liverpool’s cultural organisations will meet in the heart of the city to combine what they do best. Different community groups will join the Bombay Baja Brass Band for a street dance to celebrate India’s larger than life festive rituals.

Have you ever wanted to be part of Liverpool’s one-night arts and culture festival LightNight? Well now is your chance!  Movema is holding a special dance workshop ib Sunday 5 May at the Bluecoat. All ages and dance abilities are welcome (children guide age 8+). This class is free. To find out more and book onto the sessions please visit

LightNight takes place across 50 venues on Friday 17 May 2019 from 5pm until late, LightNight showcases the creative lifeblood of Liverpool when the city’s world-class cultural venues open their doors until late at night staging over 100 free special events for all ages. The thousands who take to the city’s streets each year to explore the programme enjoy everything from concerts to exhibitions, hands on workshops, dance, street performance, theatre, talks and music. The LightNight full programme will be released on 15 April and is available to pre-order now at

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