London

Remember Shakti

A concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of friendship and music between John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain. This is the London date of Remember Shakti, which the pair and their band are touring around Europe to mark the anniversary.

The band includes John McLaughlin (guitar), Zakir Hussain (tabla), Shankar Mahadavan (vocals), U Shrinivas (mandolin) and V Selvaganesh (kanjira, ghatam, mridangam).

Date: 
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Venue: 
Royal Festival Hall

Sthreedom: The Good Wife

A dance-theatre piece based on the cross-cultural theme of feminine purity.

Classical dance-theatre performer Chitra Sundaram presents a sharing from her research-based project entitled Sthreedom followed by post performance Q&A. It features Indian classical dance, contemporary movement, storytelling, Carnatic and Western Classical music and visuals.

Date: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Venue: 
Goldsmith's College, Lewisham Way, London

ISTD Theatare Faculties Congress

This promises to be an action-packed day of dance with an interesting variety of separate events for teachers and students. There will be classes, demonstrations and a showcase to end the day.

Programme and booking | Sunday 1st December | Sadlers Wells

Date: 
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Venue: 
Sadlers Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN.

Season of Bangla Drama

Vibrant drama highlighting Bengali culture.

Talented writers have risen to the challenge to create a series of original works and adaptations for a festival celebrating Bengali theatre in East London. Organised by Tower Hamlets Council, A Season of Bangla Drama is an annual event showcasing new writing and the work of drama groups in the borough chronicling the Bengali community. Each year budding writers are invited to submit their ideas and scripts to appear at this event.

Date: 
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Venue: 
Tower Hamlets

On the Margins in Contemporary Britain

Two of the country's sharpest young writers explore their own perspectives of what it is to be different in contemporary Britain.

Satnam Sangheram is an award-winning writer for The Times. His first novel, Marriage Material, was chosen as one of Waterstone's Best Fiction Debuts of 2013.

Damian Barr is a writer, playwright and creator/host of the Shoreditch House Literary Salon.

Produced in partnership with the South Asian Literature Festival.

Date: 
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Venue: 
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish St London, UK W1G 7LP

Poetry Concert

The poems of Chilean Pablo Neruda and Bengali Rabindranath Tagore with experimental Indian Classical music.  

London Sitar EnsembleSanjay Guha sitar | Chiranjib Chakraborty vocal | Rachel Clark vocal | Gavin O'Brian piano | Oisin O'Regan guitar

M Balachandar mridangam | Puish Kumar Engineer tabla | Jeff Higgins drums

Date: 
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Venue: 
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London

Literature of the Indian Subcontinent Book Talk Series

A series of talks by Dr Kavita Ramdya

Themes in Literature of the Indian Subcontinent considers overarching ideas such as double segregation, isolation and nostalgia in the works of major contemporary authors of the Indian diaspora in relation to the changing historical, political, socioeconomic, and cultural contexts of migration.

Monday 7th April 2014 Jeet Thayil's Nacropolis (2012)

Date: 
Monday, April 7, 2014
Venue: 
SOAS

Literature of the Indian Subcontinent Book Talk Series

A series of talks by Dr Kavita Ramdya

Themes in Literature of the Indian Subcontinent considers overarching ideas such as double segregation, isolation and nostalgia in the works of major contemporary authors of the Indian diaspora in relation to the changing historical, political, socioeconomic, and cultural contexts of migration.

Monday 3rd March 2014 Jhumpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth (2008)

Monday 7th April 2014 Jeet Thayil's Nacropolis (2012)

Date: 
Monday, March 3, 2014
Venue: 
SOAS

Literature of the Indian Subcontinent Book Talk Series

A series of talks by Dr Kavita Ramdya

Themes in Literature of the Indian Subcontinent considers overarching ideas such as double segregation, isolation and nostalgia in the works of major contemporary authors of the Indian diaspora in relation to the changing historical, political, socioeconomic, and cultural contexts of migration.

Monday 3th February 2014 Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger (2008)

Monday 3rd March 2014 Jhumpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth (2008)

Date: 
Monday, February 3, 2014
Venue: 
SOAS

Literature of the Indian Subcontinent Book Talk Series

A series of talks by Dr Kavita Ramdya

Themes in Literature of the Indian Subcontinent considers overarching ideas such as double segregation, isolation and nostalgia in the works of major contemporary authors of the Indian diaspora in relation to the changing historical, political, socioeconomic, and cultural contexts of migration.

Monday 13th January 2014 Rishi Reddi's Karma and other Stories (2007)

Monday 3th February 2014 Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger (2008)

Date: 
Monday, January 13, 2014
Venue: 
SOAS
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