Last month, members of Bude WI took part in a long-awaited Indian Day of Colour which had been postponed from February when Storm Eunice hit, shelving all the group’s plans and hours of preparation. However, they were not to be deterred and rearranged our date.
Guest Charlotte Richards, who has been interested in Indian dance since childhood and who currently studies classical Indian dancing, travelled from Truro to be with the members. They were all greeted at the door with colourful garlands of yellow and orange, and after tea, coffee and homemade biscuits, Charlotte performed several beautiful dances, which were mesmerising to watch. After some very effective yoga stretches, the members learnt a short dance routine which Charlotte had choreographed for them, using chiffon scarves.
Lunch consisted of various curries, dahls, rice, poppadoms and various side dishes, followed by a delicious sweet, tea and coffee. For those members who wanted a henna tattoo, Charlotte revealed another of her amazing talents and her artistry in drawing beautiful designs on hands and wrists.
Members give thanks to Bude WI President Carol Sparham for endorsing and supporting the original idea of the Indian Day of Colour, as well as Heather Stephenson, Joan Trewin and Carol Edwards for the enormous amount of time, effort and hard work in the planning and preparation of the food. In addition, grateful thanks to Jan Foster, Margaret Mills, Elizabeth Barker, Sally Stockton and Mamie Wildman for their help after the event and a big thank you to all those members who came along and supported the event and had a wonderful time.