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THE THILLANA

Releasing Thursday 1st October 2020 An ageless composition with a rich heritage, this is the music we never forget; artists unite for a tribute to one of India's greatest music icons, Lalgudi Jayaraman. Read More
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Celebrating Diwali with a packed digital programme

We're preparing to celebrate Diwali here at Milap with a week-long programme of music and dance that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home!
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Indian Summer

We're excited to announce our partnership with Tea India as we bring you a summer filled with Indian arts, food and culture! Read More
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20 Questions!

Fun and candid! Get to know the artists featuring across the Milap Programme a little better - off stage! This week we're featuring iconic flute maestro Shashank Subramanyam. Read More
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My Video Playlist

This week's playlist features a selection chosen by UK based British Indian classical pianist Rekesh Chauhan. 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. 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

'My Video Playlist' - Debapriya Adhikary & Samanwaya Sarkar

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As part of our 'My Video Playlist' series, we are proud to present music chosen by the brilliant Debapriya Adhikary and Samanwaya Sarkar.

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Celebrating Diwali with a packed digital programme this November

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We're preparing to celebrate Diwali here at Milap with a week-long programme of music and dance that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home!

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New Art School Courses

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This Autumn we are bringing you a variety of new Indian music and dance classes!

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The Thillana

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On 17 September 2020, Lalgudi G Jayaraman would have been 90 years old. To mark this occasion, Milap, in association with the Lalgudi Trust, has assembled an extraordinary ensemble of Indian virtuosos to record a unique version of one of his masterpieces: The Thillana.

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Summer Sessions with Tea India

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We're excited to announce that we're joining forces with delicious tea label 'Tea India' to bring you a summer full of Indian arts, food and culture!

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My Video Playlist - Rekesh Chauhan

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British Indian Pianist Rekesh Chauhan shares his top tracks ranging featuring Vanessa Mae, Lang Lang, N. Rajam and more!

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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.

Upcoming event

We are teaming up with our friends at Movema for an exciting, never before seen Light Night commission on Friday 17th May!

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Support Us

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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We have a terrific collection of cds, dvds,Indian handicrafts and more available for purchase online or at our concerts.

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