A print exhibition exploring a little known yet significant Sikh festival is coming to the Rich Mix.

Hola Mahalla takes place annually in India, with an estimated attendance of more than a million people.

Dubbed the Sikh Olympics, it involves sword fights, daring horse stunts, and a dab of spiritualism.

The festival was established in the 17th century in Anandpur Sahib, also known as the City of Bliss.

Initiated by the 10th Sikh Guru – Guru Gobind Singh, Hola Mahalla was used to help Sikhs both spiritually and physically prepare for battle.

The independent arts centre will host an exhibition of prints and videos, with work by Bradford based photographer and filmmaker Darshan Singh, who has created the Hola Mahalla exhibition and accompanying documentary.

He travelled to Anandpur, India over the course of two years to capture this unique festival.

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA, until Friday, May 20. For further details: 020 7613 7490