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INDIKA: Rajhesh Vaidya

A master of the Veena known for his vibrant musical energy takes to the Indika stage for the very first time. Read More
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INDIKA: Arun Ghosh

Indika branches out into a brand new venue, 24 Kitchen St, to welcome back Liverpool International Jazz Festival favourite, Arun Ghosh. Read More
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INDIKA: VIBHAVA

Explore the history of Kathak with world renowned dance artistes, Abimanyu and Vidha Lal. Read More
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INDIKA: TALATTU

Join Bharatantyam star Rukmini Vijayakumar as she tells the beautiful story of the bond between parents and their children. Read More
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INDIKA: KEFAYA

This innovative show from the international music collectivemarks INDIKA's first collaboration with Liverpool favourite, LEAF on Bold Street. 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.

      Visit Tarang
    • Samyo is the National Youth Orchestra for Indian Music. Its performances features an array of compositions inspired by North and South Indian Classical, western and world music. Samyo is leading the way in providing performance and training opportunities for young people in England.

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

      Visit Arts School
    • 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

Milapfest Blog

Milapfest and Hope University Partnership Featured in New Research

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A case study on the Milapfest-Hope partnership was featured in a new report called 'Building Research Collaborations between Universities and Black and Minority Ethnic communities, released by Common Cause in September 2018.

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Indika 2018 Guide Released

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You can now view our full festival guide online!

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INDIKA 2018 Trailer

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Take a look at the trailer for this year's festival!

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Arts School Exam Date Announced

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Prayag Sangeet Samity practical examinations in Kathak, Tabla and Hindustani Vocal will take place on 17th November.

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Arts School - Change of Venue

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Due to a major expansion and refurbishment programme, Arts School classes will be moving to a new venue for a short time.

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Arts School Exam Results

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Congratulations to all Arts School students who have passed with Distinction and Merit in Carnatic Vocal and Veena OFFAL examinations.

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More from the blog

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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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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