AN "AMAZING and vibrant" colour festival celebrating spring is set to come to Corfe Castle.

'Rang Barse - Colours over Corfe Castle' promises bright colours, Indian food, Bollywood dancing and bursts of coloured powder.

The event has been organised by the BPC Indian Community Association in collaboration with the National Trust.

The castle ruins will form a colourful background to the celebrations, for the Hindu festival of Holi, which is celebrated as the festival of colours, love and spring.

Asian Image: The group previously organised the Bollywood on the Beach  event with the National Trust

Chairman of BPC Indian Community Association, Ramesh Lal, said the festival is one of the most fun and vibrant festivals in India, with people taking to the streets to spray people with coloured powders while dancing and making music.

He added that Corfe Castle is an ‘iconic’ landmark and that nothing like this event has ever happened at such a venue in the UK.

Revellers will cross the castle bridge towards the ruins, which will be dressed up to reflect the theme of the event.

There will be colourful decorated stalls in the outer bailey, offering Indian snacks and food, henna painting, arts and crafts and an area for Bollywood music and dancing.

Coloured powder will be available with free samples allocated. The event is free and aimed at families, with free entry to Corfe Castle for the day. Those who want to get involved in the festivities are recommended to wear white clothing.

Ramesh said: “Corfe Castle is the venue to celebrate one of the most fun and colourful festivals of India.

“The free entry public event will allow access into the castle and also experience “Holi” colour Festival.”

Ramesh promised a ‘party atmosphere’ at the event.

“Celebrations start at 12pm and continue till 5pm,” Ramesh said.

“So come along on March 23 to Corfe Castle for an unforgettable cultural experience.”

Those attending are asked not to bring their own coloured powder to the event, as biodegradable colours will be provided for everyone to use.

The group previously hosted a Diwali celebration at the Dolphin in Poole, as well as Bollywood on the Beach at Studland, also in collaboration with the National Trust.