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Liverpool Hosts ‘The Beatles in India’ Festival
By   |  Sep 20, 2008

When The Beatles became interested in Indian religion it not only had a profound effect on their music, but influenced both the look, sound and outlook of Western culture as a whole. To celebrate the huge impact the country had on the Fab Four, the Beatles Story, Liverpool will be celebrating all things Indian throughout September during our ‘Beatles in India Month’.

A new display, fact sheets and trivia boards will allow visitors to the Beatles Story to learn more about the effect The Beatles’ 1968 visit to the Maharishi’s Meditation Academy in Rishikesh had on both their music and personal lives, as well as such amusing tales as how Ringo coped with India’s spiders and why John went up in a helicopter with the Maharishi.

A number of Indian-themed children’s workshop will take place in the Beatles Story’s new Discovery Zone as well as a special treasure trail involving tigers, monkeys and peacocks!

The weekend of Sept 20th – 21st will see two days of Indian themed events including Indian head massage, Starbucks Indian coffee tasting, yoga and Bollywood dancing demonstrations, as well as a meditation and chanting session from Hare Krishna devotees. Fantastic Indian food supplied by Albert Dock’s excellent Spice Lounge restaurant will be available for tasting on both days.

Jerry Goldman, Managing Director of the Beatles Story said: “The important role that India’s culture had on The Beatles’ music can never be understated. This month-long festival will be a true celebration!”

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