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Indian art and Egyptian events come to New Walk Museum this weekend

Published on Thursday, July 13, 2017

ART inspired by Indian music and celebrations of the ancient Egyptian New Year will both be on offer at New Walk Museum this weekend.

Khyal: Music and Imagination is a new exhibition of contemporary art, inspired by Indian classical music. Visitors will be able to view the works while listening to the music that inspired them.

Featuring images of landscapes, people and gods, abstract designs and splashes of colour, the display is the work of three visual artists – Adinda van’t Klooster, Mahjabin Imam Majumdar and Theresa Poulton.

Their works are displayed alongside those of schoolchildren and art lovers who collaborated in the project.

The exhibition launches on Saturday (15 July) and runs until 5 November.

On Sunday (16 July), a day of special events and activities will mark ‘Wepet Renet’ – Ancient Egyptian New Year day. 

This family-friendly day of activities, being held as part of the Festival of Archaeology, will give people the chance to handle the fossilized remains of an ancient marine crocodile in the dinosaur gallery, meet a real live snake, make canopic jars out of clay or make the mask of their favorite Egyptian god or goddess. 

An Egyptology expert will also be on site, delivering an exclusive tour of the Egyptian gallery, while younger visitors can enjoy some themed storytelling, courtesy of Leicester’s libraries.

The event will finish with a free dance performance from Chaînes Dance Studio, performed in the museum’s Victorian gallery.

The day runs from 11am-4pm and is free, with a small charge for craft activities and tours.

To find out more about Khyal, visit

To find out more about the Wepet Renet day, visit