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The Great British Gharana - SAMYO

The National Youth Orchestra for Indian Music returns with its dazzling array of instruments and voices. Read More
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Manish Pingle, Gurdain Rayatt & Jack Jennings

Slide guitar, tabla and electric guitar combine for this incredibly unique performance! Read More
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Dance India 2019

Dates have been announced for Dance India Europe and Asia Pacific for 2019! 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

Milapfest Founder and Executive Director Retires After 35 Years

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Our Executive Director and founder Prashant Nayak retired at the start of this year after over 35 years of tireless and invaluable work at our organisation.

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Arts School: Violin/Keyboard Lessons Delayed Until Summer Term

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Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, our violin/keyboard teacher, Madhu, is unable to return until our Summer Term (from April 2019).

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

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The Milapfest team would like to extend their warm wishes to all of you at this festive time!

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Darren Henley - Creativity: Why It Matters

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The current Arts Council England Chief Executive will be giving an exclusive lecture about the important of creativity.

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Dance India 2019 Dates Announced

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Dates for both our Europe and Asia Pacific Summer Schools have been announced!

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Office Move

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We are thrilled to be moving to a new office space within Liverpool Hope University. However, as a result, our phone lines and email access may be disrupted for the next few days.

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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 return in February 2019 with an incredible collaboration of slide guitar, electric guitar and tabla!

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

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