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GemArts x Baltic Holi Festival of Colours

Saturday 30 March 12-4pm | Free

Celebrate colour and the Holi tradition through artist workshops, dance, henna, music and food, then join in the joyous colour-throwing finale. In partnership with GemArts.

 

This is a free drop-in event but you must have a ticket to take part in the colour-throwing element as tickets are limited. Tickets have now sold out for Holi Festival of Colours colour-throwing. Please do keep an eye out for returns. 

Crowd of people smiling with hands in the air throwing brightly coloured cloud paint.

GemArts x Baltic: Holi Festival of Colours

Saturday 30 March | 12noon-4pm | Free

 

Celebrate colour and the Holi tradition through artist workshops, dance, henna, music and food, then join in the joyous colour-throwing finale. In partnership with GemArts.

This is a free drop-in event. 
You must have a ticket to take part in the colour-throwing element as tickets are limited. Tickets have now sold out for Holi Festival of Colours colour-throwing. Please do keep an eye out for returns. 

Enjoy exhibition tours and join contemporary artists exploring Rangoli and mandala making throughout the building.

This joyous event will culminate in colour throwing at 3pm, where we will gather outdoors to throw colourful powder pigment and celebrate the arrival of spring. (This bit is fun but also messy, so please wear something you don’t mind getting dirty!)

Usually celebrated in March, Holi is a Hindu festival that celebrates spring, love, and new life. This event is for people of any faith and those with none.

Please don’t bring backpacks or your own powder pigment with you. Free pigment will be provided at the event.  After the event, please don't visit our gallery spaces as we try to keep our exhibitions clear of coloured pigment.

Part of GemArts core South Asian celebration programme.


Supported by
Gateshead Council, Newcastle Hindu Temple, Chai Events and Spice FM.

Wet weather
In the event of wet weather, the colour throwing will not be able to go ahead. We look forward to welcoming you to Baltic for all of the indoor celebrations come rain or shine. 

Accessibility
Ahead of your visit, you can find out about Baltic's facilities and accessibility here.

Schedule for the day coming soon.