29 Jun 2012
Blind Dave, the first blind person in the world to have completed the ultimate endurance challenge of seven marathons in seven days on seven continents, is joining Dance Sansaar’s Lawk Naach World Record attempt for the largest Bhangra and Giddha dance.
You can join Dave and over 2,000 other people this Saturday, 30th June 2012 at Victoria Park, Smethwick, between 10am and 1pm, to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Over the past 8 months, 24,000 people of all ages and cultural backgrounds have taken part in Indian dance workshops around Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Herefordshire, Sandwell, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Solihull, Walsall, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton and Worcester. 2012 people from these regions will come together for a grand finale event, attempting to set a new Guinness World Record. There will also be a showcase of traditional Punjabi folk arts.
Blind Dave said: “I’m really excited about being a part of this enormous diverse project. It is a great celebration for the torch relay, to bring the community together in a fun and interactive way. I’m not the best Bhangra dancer in the world, but I’m going give it a shot! I believe laughter and sports make the world go around!”
The world record attempt will take place at the Sandwell and Birmingham Mela, this two day event is the West Midlands biggest Mela.