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Sur at The Capstone Theatre

A free concert on Saturday 26th April at The Capstone Theatre, Sur is Milapfest’s annual showcase of the ‘Generation Next’ of young British Indian musicians. Read More
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Performing in Liverpool, Manchester and London, Lalgudi GJR Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi present Samarpanam, an offering of love, with a concert tribute to the life and legacy left by their late father and guru, the legendary violinist Lalgudi G Jayaraman. Read More
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Sannidhi International Conference

Milapfest and Liverpool Hope University, host Sannidhi, a new international conference for Indian Arts at Hope’s Creative Campus from 15th – 17th July 2014 Read More
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Yuva Ratna Awards 2014

Deadline extended for application for the 2014 Yuva Nritya Ratna and Yuva Sangeet Ratna Young Musician and Dancer of the Year Awards for Indian Music and Dance.

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Dance India 2014

In 2014, Dance India takes place at Liverpool Hope University's Creative Campus in Liverpool from Saturday 26th July  - Saturday 2nd August  details and application process to be announced very soon... Read More


Milapfest organises performances of Indian dance and music anccross the UK throughout the year. Our annual calendar of events consists of over 50 performances, taking place at some of the best venues in the UK.  We work internationally to present the very best of Indian and British artists to audiences all over the world.  Our performance work carries a strong link to our committment in education and career pathway development.  Read More

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
  • 34.vocal_male2
  • 6.ghungroo1
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Music for Mohamedi at Tate Liverpool

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This summer we're excited to be taking live music into the Tate Liverpool gallery for Music for Mohamedi.

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Lalgudi siblings concert tour in tribute to the legendary Lalgudi Jayaraman

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We're delighted to be welcoming Lalgudi GJR Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi, torch-bearers of the famous Lalgudi Gharana, to the UK next month.

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Orchestras Spring Training Retreat

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Intercultural creativity in electroacoustic music: Integrating Indian music cultural sound emblems into new works

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In 2012, Dr Manuella Blackburn, Senior Lecturer in music at Liverpool Hope University, was awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Early Career Research Fellowship in collaboration with Milapfest entitled: Intercultural creativity in electroacoustic music: Integrating Indian music cultural sound emblems into new works. Find out the latest news in this Milapfest-Hope research partnership.

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Backstage blog

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A new series of concert day pre-show blogs, giving you an insight into the planning and preparation ahead of Milapfest productions. The first comes direct from the Purcell Room on April 2nd 2014, featuring Anil Srinivasan, Rakesh Chaurasia and Kousic Sen

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