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Satish Kumar Lecture

Acharya Tulsi Memorial Lecture

Satish Kumar (Schumacher College)

26th April 2014 | 3pm to 5pm | Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Organised by Centre of Jaina Studies SOAS |  email: centres@soas.ac.uk | +44(0) 20 7898 4892


Saturday, April 26, 2014
Satish Kumar
Vaisakhi Celebrations

Vaisakhi Celebrations

An evening of music, food and good times at the annual Vaisakhi Festival with live performances and DJ’s.

Gateshead Visible Ethnic Minority Support Group and GemArts

Saturday 26th April 2014 | 7 pm |£5 (1 ticket per 5 people) |  Gateshead Civic Centre



Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sur at the Capstone Theatre

A showcase for young musicians:

Mithilla Sarma veena

Achuthan Sripathmanathan violin

Prathap Ramachandra mridangam

Saturday 26 April 2014 | 1pm |  The Capstone Theatre  

Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Capstone Theatre

Mithilla Sarma veena

Achuthan Sripathmanathan violin

Prathap Ramachandra mridangam

Sur is Milapfest’s annual showcase of the next generation of young British Indian musicians. Tarang members Mithila Sarma and Achuthan Sripathmanathan perform a double-bill afternoon of Carnatic music, each accompanied on percussion by mridangam artist, Prathap Ramachandra.

Saturday 26th April 2014 | 1 pm | Free | Capstone Theatre | Details

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Achuthan Sripathmanathan, Mithilla Sarma, Prathap Ramachandra
Vocal recitalBorn into a musical family, Manjiri Asanare-Kelkar has established herself as a performer of the classical genre of khyal. She is in great demand as a soloist both in India and abroad. She has sung at international venues and festivals such as WOMAD and the BBC proms. She will be accompanied on tabla and harmonium | Wednesday 30th April 2014 | 7.30 pm | Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham | £10, Students £4, Under 18s £1 Phone: 03000 266600 | Presented with Durham UniversityWednesday, April 30, 2014 Manjiri Asanare-Kelkar
My Name Is . . .

Tamasha presents My Name Is . . . by Sudha Bhuchar

My Name is… tells the story behind a story that fleetingly hit headlines in 2006 and continues to resonate throughout the UK and beyond. When Gaby disappears from her Scottish home, it is assumed that her Pakistani father Farhan, has kidnapped her and the spiralling headlines are only momentarily silenced when it emerges that Gaby may have fled of her own accord, choosing to spend her life with her father in Pakistan.

Tamasha is an award-winning theatre company, which has driven the crossover of British Asian work into the mainstream. Successes like East is East, The Trouble with Asian Men and Snookered have won acclaim from audiences and critics alike.

Wednesday April 30th 2014 - Saturday May 24th 2014 | Monday – Saturday 8.00pm - £17 (£12 concessions) Opening performances (30th April – 3rd May) – all tickets £12 Saturday matinees at 3.00pm - £14 (£12 concessions) Pay What You Can Tuesdays Recommended for ages 12+ | 020 7503 1646 | www.tamasha.org.uk

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
States of Verbal Undress

States of Verbal Undress by Rani Moorthy

Directed by Ruth Carney-Nash | Cast: Rani Moorthy & Curtis Cole

Rasa’s provocative response to the political phrase of the moment “tidal wave of immigration”

Based on two years of interviews with immigrant communities, the show will unveil a variety of characters as diverse as a Vietnamese drag artist, a Burmese activist and a Tamil who grew up in Bavaria. Two actors play a multiplicity of richly drawn characters and in knowing them we can come to understand the complexity of migration.


ST JOHN’S SCHOOL & 6TH FORM COLLEGE WEDNESDAY 30TH APRIL | Bookings: 01388 603 246 | Cheshire (with Cheshire Rural Touring Arts)

VENUE TBC WEDNESDAY 23RD APRIL www.cheshireruraltouringarts.co.uk

THE UNITY CENTRE SATURDAY 26TH APRIL | Bookings: 01244 400730 | North Lincolnshire & East Yorkshire


JUNCTION FRIDAY 25TH APRIL Box Office: 01405 763652 | East Riding Of Yorkshire / North Yorkshire

HULL TRUCK THEATRE TUESDAY 29TH APRIL | Box Office: 01482 323638

THE OLD COURTHOUSE (ARTS CENTRE) THURSDAY 8TH MAY | Box Office: 01845 526536 Lancashire (with Spot On — Lancashire Rural Touring Network)

THE RAINHALL CENTRE FRIDAY 9TH MAY | Bookings: 01282 818250

THE CENTRE @ HALTON SATURDAY 10TH MAY | Bookings: 01524 811316 | West Yorkshire

SWANLAND VILLAGE HALL SUNDAY 11TH MAY | Bookings: 01482 634 863


Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Rani Moorthy, Rasa Theatre
Why do Indians Vote? : Democracy in India

Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival Preview – Pre-Festival Event

Mukulika Banerjee – Why India Votes

Patrick French 

Lord Meghnad Desai

With Salil Tripathi

An exploration of the world’s largest democracy, what motivates its citizens to vote, what democracy means to them and the issues of the Indian election scheduled to take place around this time.

Mukulika Banerjee is Associate Professor of Anthropology, and Director of the South Asia Centre at LSE.  

Wednesday 30th April 2014 | 6.30 pm | £10 / concessions £8 | Asia House

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Democracy & Religious Minorities in India

Democracy and religious minorities in India: A long-term view : Professor Gurharpal Singh

Is Indian democracy unique in accommodating religious diversity? As the country approaches another critical election, this lecture takes a long-term view of how religious diversity and has been managed and why some religious minorities continues to be marginalised, excluded and suffer high levels of violence.

Professor Gurharpal Singh is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and professor of Inter-religious Relations and Development. He is a political scientist specialising on Indian politics and religions and development. He is the author of Ethnic Conflict in India, The Partition of India (co-authored with Ian Talbot), and Sikhs in Britain (co-authored with Darshan Tatla).

Wednesday 30 April 2014 |6.30 pm | SOAS Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre | Register online | Details

SOAS Inaugural Lecture Series

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Reel India: Understanding Indian Cinema

This unique short course has been designed to introduce audiences to the vast cinematic heritage of India, from historic roots to unprecedented growth. It will convey how Indian Cinema is unique within world cinema and, as it passes its landmark 100- year anniversary, deserving of far more global recognition.

Sessions will be led by Lalit Mohan Joshi alongside Kusum Pant Joshi and Raza Ali Abidi.

Thursday 1 - Friday 2 May 2014 | 10 am to 3.30 pm | £15 per day – reservation essential | The October Gallery


Thursday, May 1, 2014