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Añjasa - 10th & 12th November

Añjasa explores the beauty of Buddhist temple architectures, through choreography that transports you to the structures and stories of temples in Asia. This extraordinary dance show is coming to The Capstone, Liverpool and The Bhavan, London this November. Read More
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Music for the Mind & Soul: Tarang

Tarang will be taking their brand new sound to The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool and Bridgewater Hall, Manchester this November ahead of their album launch and national tour. Read More
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Music for the Mind & Soul: Jonathan Mayer

Composer and performer, Jonathan Mayer will be performing in Liverpool and Manchester as part of the Music for the Mind and Soul concert series for the first time this October. He will be on stage alongside Tabla maestro Kousic Sen. Read More
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Chalte Chalte

Coming to the Capstone Theatre, Liverpool, in December, this is an exciting production that explores Indian Classical music in a brand new way, blending it with the excitement and energy of Bollywood. Read More
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National Indian Arts Awards 2016 Winners

The second annual National Indian Arts Awards were held on Thursday 20th November at London's Nehru Centre. We would like to extend a huge congratulations to all the winners. Read More

Who we are

Milapfest’s mission is to ‘Unite Hearts through Arts’ by producing memorable and inspirational experiences in Indian Arts for everyone through a dynamic programme of performances, education and artist development opportunities.

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Milapfest Performances

Milapfest produces world-class performances throughout the year.  Look out for exciting events in your area.

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Our Work

    • Tarang is the UK’s National Ensemble for Indian Music. Featuring brilliant young musicians, the ensembles innovative music making serves as both a fascinating experience for the audience and an intensive artists’ development programme.

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    • Samyo is the National Youth Orchestra for Indian Music. A unique orchestra, playing especially composed music and combining elements of Indian classical, western and world music, Samyo is leading the way for the next generation musicians in the UK.

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    • A weekly programme of high quality instruction offered in Indian classical music and dance in Liverpool.

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    • An internationally renowned intensive training programme in Indian classical dance.  As a unique dance movement, the school supports the learning, development and performance of Indian dance across the globe.

      Visit Dance India
    • One of Europe’s largest festivals of Indian classical arts featuring exciting performances and collaborations from internationally renowned artists for an entire week each summer.

      Visit Indika
    • The Milapfest Institute for Indian arts, based at Liverpool Hope University, brings together the worlds of performance, education, artist development and research and features a library archive of rare live music and dance recordings.

      Visit Sannidhi
    • An intensive training programme led by some of India’s most distinguished musicians, held during the summer for the musicians of Samyo and Tarang.

      Visit Music India

Milapfest Blog

Tarang Blog - Raam's visit to Bangalore

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Here is the second part of Tarang member Raam's journey to India.

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Art School Timetable Changes

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Please be aware that there have been some changes made to the Arts School timetable.

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New Arts School Class - Veena

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We are really pleased to announce that as of Autumn 2016, Arts School will now be offering Veena classes led by Prashanthini Shanthakumar.

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Winners of 2nd Annual National Indian Arts Awards Announcement

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Milapfest is delighted to report that the National Jury have concluded their deliberations for the National Indian Arts Awards, and have chosen a distinguished list of teachers and young musicians for these prestigious national arts awards.

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The Director's Blog - Autumn 2016

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An important update from our Executive Director, Dr Prashant Nayak.

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New Arts School Class - Keyboard

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Following your suggestions and feedback, we have taken the opportunity to introduce a new instrument! As a result, Keyboard classes will begin from September.

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Instruments India is Milapfest’s latest initiative to bring audiences closer to the music and instruments of Indian classical music. This new web resource will guide you through the sounds, music and history of each instrument seen on stage at Milapfest concerts across the UK and beyond.

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  • viloin
  • 22.veena_
  • 20.uddukai1
  • 21.thavil2
  • 28.tarshennai-01
  • ghungroo
  • 18.tabla_
  • 17.swarmandel
  • 29.shursingar-01
  • 16.sitar_
  • 1.sangu_11
  • 12.sarod_
  • 13.sarangi1
  • 11.santoor
  • 14.shenai2
  • 27.mridangam1
  • 8.Morsing
  • 9.kanjira
  • 7.harmonium
  • 5.ghatam1
  • 4.e-tampura11
  • 3.dilruba2
  • 2.bansuri
  • 26.konnakol
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  • 6.ghungroo1
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Our Music for the Mind and Soul series returns this Autumn.

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Our work makes a difference to people’s lives and with your help there is so much more we can do. Whether you can offer time or money, Milapfest needs your support to continue our valuable work.

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