The 10th edition of the festival celebrating South Asian culture, An Indian Summer, has been repackaged and reimagined for an online audience this year due to COVID-19, making it the UK’s first online South Asian arts festival.

Entirely hosted online for free, it takes place Monday 13th – Sunday 26th July 2020. The festival will be launching its main programme online on Wednesday 3rd June, with more of the line-up announced 17th June.  We already know there’ll be collaborations with BBC Radio and a very special guest.

This year, events and activities include:

  • Ragas & Rhythms, a live streamed Indian classical music concert
  • Interactive music software, where you can mix your own tracks using samples of Indian music
  • A home cinema experience, screening ‘Bend it Like Beckham’ and ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ with wraparound cooking tutorials, playlists and more
  • A programme of online workshops & tutorials, including cookery demonstrations and henna
  • Talks from speakers and collectives such as Two Brown Girls and Leicester Riders in conversation about BAME in sport.
  • Live-streamed performances celebrating the last 10 years of An Indian Summer’s artists – ranging from exemplary pieces from global dance group, Shiamak to musicians from across the UK
  • New musical creations from award winning Bandish Projekt based in Mumbai

This year will also include the launch of An Indian Summer Open: an online exhibition with an opportunity for artists to win a £500 prize. In the absence of a physical exhibition, 15 UK and global artists from visual art backgrounds, such as fine art, print and sculpture, will display their work via a virtual gallery.

Get involved at www.indiansummer.org.uk
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