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Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, 1st October

Grammy award winning  international artist and expert improviser Vishwa Mohan Bhatt will be taking to the stage with tabla maestro Rajkumar Misra at The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool for a special one off performance. Read More
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Arts School Autumn Term Registration

Arts School is returning September with a wide range of music and dance classes available. New member registration is now open. 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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Dance India Masterclass 22-24th October 2016

We are exciting to announce that Dance India will be returning for a special 3-day masterclass at the Royal Academy of Dance in London from 22-24th October 2016, led by the world renowned artists Pandit Rajendra Gangani and Priyadarsini Govind. 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

Dance India Masterclass 2016

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We are exciting to announce that Dance India will be returning for a special 3-day masterclass at the Royal Academy of Dance in London from 22-24th October 2016.

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Tarang Blog - Mithushan, Raam and Janarthan's visit to Chennai

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This month, three of our Tarang members traveled to Chennai, India to further their musical journeys. Here are their stories.

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Arts School Bharatanatyam Exam Results

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The results are out for the recent Bharatanatyam exams and we are thrilled to announce that all our students achieved Distinctions and Merits!

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Tarang Sound Launch 27/07/16

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Our National Indian Music Ensemble, Tarang, debuted their brand new sound at a very special Indika Showcase performance.

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Great British Gharana

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Milapfest welcomed Darren Henley, the Chief Executive of Arts Council England, to our Indika festival this year. Whilst he was here, he had the honour of inaugurating our brand new CD and Book - Great British Gharana, which features the creative journeys of a number of musicians who have been a part of Milapfest’s ensembles over recent years.

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Arts Council England Visit 27/07/16

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On Wednesday 27th July, Milapfest proudly welcomed Darren Henley, the Chief Executive of Arts Council England, and Jane Beardsworth, the Regional Director for Arts Council England North.

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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
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  • 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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