Nritya Sandhya

To commemorate 3rd International Yoga Day and India UK year of Culture 2017, Scottish Indian Arts Forum in association with Consulate General of India, Edinburgh, Presents ” An evening of Kathak Dance by ANKH Dance Group” and local talent.

Ankh, a new kathak horizon is a dance group founded by Gauri Sharma Tripathi, an established Kathak exponent in London and internationally. Gauri is also an artist in residence at the South Bank Centre. She has been one of the curators of the successful Alchemy festival at the South Bank Centre for the last four years. ANKH and its dancers have had the privilege of being a part of some prestigious events and venues. The list includes, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Royal Festival hall and other various performances.

Dusherra 2016

Dusherra the flagship event of the Scottish Indian Arts Forum is being held on 16th October 2016 on top of Calton Hill in Edinburgh. Dusherra, one of the largest festivals in India, commemorates a 10 day war between the gods and demons thousands of years ago. It is celebrated with gusto by communities with music, dance, food and a symbolic burning of the Effigies of the demons to celebrate the victory of good over evil.
This year’s cultural programme features a mixture of Scottish and Indian music and dance.

Food stalls provided by Tanjore and Kamasutra based out of Lothian Road Edinburgh.
The event culminates in the burning of effigies and the fireworks.
2016 marks the 22nd anniversary of the SIAF. We aspire to increase the footfall to Dusherra to celebrate this occasion and Spread Indian cultural awareness and values across a wide cross section population.

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Councilbig-lotteryBOSF_logoFunded by BEMIS Scotland via the ‘Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design’ small grants programme. This is a partnership between BEMIS Scotland and the Scottish Government to facilitate diverse, multicultural celebrations.im-logo-black

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