The Festival of India is running on Sunday afternoon in Custom House Square in Belfast. From 1pm until 5pm the square will be awash with music and dancing from groups flying in from England, as well as jewellery and craft stalls, henna and face painting ... and food! Organised by the Indian Community Centre. Admission is £2, but under-12s go free.
Indian Independence Day will be celebrated with flags, music, dance and refreshments on Sunday 21 August from 6pm in the Indian Community Centre at 76 Clifton Street, Belfast, BT13 1AB. The next evening - Monday 22 at 7pm - Kavi Sammelan (a group of 6 Hindi poets) will be reciting poems by eminent poets from India. In conjunction with the Indian High Commission.
And up in Derry on Saturday 3 September, there's an Indian Vegetarian Cooking Challenge being held between 12.30pm and 4pm in Clooney Hall, Clooney Terrace. Prizes for tasty dishes in various categories: starters, main course, desserts. Budding masterchefs must register with the organisers by 27 August. Entry fee £5.