A good curry and the latest Bollywood tunes were key ingredients for a fun women’s night out at a Mount Roskill church. In March, Hills Church, also known as Hillsborough Baptist Church, was transformed into a colourful venue filled with the smell of spice and the sound of Indian pop.
Now in its second year, the church’s Bollywood Women’s Night attracts more than 100 women of all ages from the community. The evening’s meal was catered for by a local chef who offered a variety of curries as well as a mountain of naan which was devoured quickly.
Following dinner, the women were treated to a demonstration of how to wear a sari before everyone was fitted and dressed by a team armed with dozens of donated saris.
This year’s performances included classical Indian and modern Bollywood dances. This was followed by a testimony from a new Christian, musical performances and a dance tutorial. The dance tutorial is the popular part of the night as women of all ages take to the dance floor and spend the rest of the evening giving Indian dance a go.