Indian Season 2023
This Autumn, we present a season of work by some of the most exciting contemporary Indian artists working today, including performances, gigs, talks, outdoor screenings and a large artist commission.
From Ranjani Shettar's stunning new sculptures in our Conservatory, to some of India’s most extraordinary musicians in this year's Darbar Festival, these artists use their work to explore a range of important issues including gender, ecology, and the relationship between art and tradition. We welcome Why Not Theatre's production of the Mahabharata to our stage. A classical Indian epic retold with a contemporary lens that resonates with today's conflicts such as migration and climate change, its themes are also explored in the Re/Sisters exhibition, which shines a light in the relationship between ecology and gender. Don't miss the BAFTA-nominated gem Monsoon Wedding as part of our Outdoor Cinema 2023, which shows the ups, downs and chaos of a large close-knit family, against a backdrop of vibrant colours and with a toe-tapping soundtrack.
RE/SISTERS: A Lens on Gender and Ecology
A major group exhibition exploring the relationship between gender and ecology, highlighting the systemic links between the oppression of women and the degradation of the planet.
Ulhas Kashalkar + Anupama Bhagwat
An extraordinary double bill featuring one of India’s finest female sitar players, Anupama Bhagwat and one of India’s most esteemed Indian classical music vocalists, Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar.
Ranjani and Gayatri, Poetry of the Saints
A special chance to get up close to the world-renowned versatile musicians candidly sharing their spiritual insights. Discover how the practice of music is the path towards moksha or liberation.
Alam Khan, The Sonic Prayer
In this session, the history of Maihar gharana is unwrapped and we discover why raga music is not for entertainment.
Pravin Godkhindi and Shashank Subramanyam
A special morning concert that will transport you to India through the sounds of the bansuri (flute). The charismatic duo, Pravin Godkhindi and Shashank Subramanyam unravel romantic morning ragas.
Alam Khan + Ranjani & Gayatri Sisters
A thrilling double bill featuring the much-awaited sarod maestro, Alam Khan from Hindustani (north India) and the revered duo, Ranjani & Gayatri Sisters from the Carnatic south.
Music, Mantra and Guided Meditation with Qi-Rattan
Experience a supported journey led by Qi-Rattan. Move beyond mindfulness with sound therapy and a guided meditation for self-healing, and awaken the jewel within.
Ojas Adhiya: Arts of Ghazal Tabla Playing
A unique chance to glimpse into one of the greatest tabla master minds who has invented an accompaniment soundscape for the ghazal form of music.
Sacred Sound Bath with Anne Malone
Uncover the path to your inner peace at this Sacred Sound Bath with Anne Malone.
Breathwork by Davel Holveck-Patel
Tap into the wisdom of breath and the universal sound of ‘AUM’. Discover breathing techniques grounded in ancient practices, which create harmony with the brain and body.
Yogabliss to Live Music with Kanwal Ahluwalia
Come along to gently stretch, bend, twist and still your mind in these fun, easy-going classes that are open to all levels.