10TH INDIAN SUMMER BECOMES UK’S FIRST ONLINE SOUTH ASIAN ARTS FESTIVAL
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.