A celebration of diversity in Ilford
PUBLISHED: 14:33 11 February 2016 | UPDATED: 14:33 11 February 2016
East met West last week when students performed a Bollywood style update of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
Nearly 200 students from Bancroft’s School, High Road, Woodford Green, were part of the multi-faith event Taal on Friday and Saturday night, which raised an estimated £10,000 for educational charity United World Schools.
Now in its 14th year, the annual two-day celebration combining fashion, dance, music and acting, is organised by the Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist and Muslim Society.
Taal, meaning “the beat of life”, encourages students of all cultures to get involved and take responsibility for organising the event, in order to raise money for charity.
Year 13 student Shaan Mann, co-director and writer, said: “Taal is a chance for Bancroft’s pupils to embrace and show off their culture and different talents which they might not be able to show in regular school events.
“I was so proud not just at putting on a large scale production but also at bonding as a family with the rest of the Taal team.”
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