AN event celebrating Bollywood style music and dancing has been held in a bid to promote multicultural interaction.

St Leonard’s School in Durham hosted the BollyFusion event, which was the first of its kind to take place in the North-East.

Around 500 people attended the event, which included Asian cuisine, classical and contemporary bollywood music and dancing, as well as performances by members of the local community.

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School children also performed various bollywood medley, including a peacock dance choreographed by Mala Clement.

The event was organised by Bollyhood Media, a Durham-based not for profit organisation.

Organisers said: “The first of its kind in North-East of England, BollyFusion event surpassed local expectations with extremely positive feedback.

“BollyHood media organising team aim to come back again next year with similar events that improve cultural understanding, and cohesiveness within local communities.”

Durham City MP Roberta Blackman-Woods also attended, lighting a lamp to start the event.