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NIAA 2018 Winners Announced

After tough deliberations, the jury has announced this recipients of this years awards. Read More
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AGATHI - Plight of the Refugees

Catch this extraordinary dance-theatre production in London, Manchester and Liverpool this June 2018. Read More
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MFMS: Jayanthi Kumaresh

The Veena superstar will be performing at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall on June 16th. Read More
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Final MFMS of the Spring-Summer Season

Two the most beautiful stringed instruments in Indian music, the violin and the veena, are given a rhythmic heartbeat by rich percussion in this extraordinary close to our Spring-Summer MFMS season. Read More
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Vishwa Kala Ratna Awards

At this year's NIAA ceremony we will have both the 2018 and 2016 recipients of the International Award, Dr Jayanthi Kumaresh 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. 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.

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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

Milapfest Blog

Grammy Nominated Shashank Subramanyam Delights Music for the Mind & Soul Audiences

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The Bansuri Flautist travelled to Liverpool and Manchester in May 2018.

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National Indian Arts Awards 2018 Winners Announced

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After tough deliberations, the jury has announced the recipients of this year's awards.

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TRAVEL NOTICE: Road Closures Affecting MFMS Liverpool (Sunday 20th May)

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There will be major road closures on Sunday 20th May affecting travel to our Liverpool Music for the Mind and Soul concert.

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New Arts School Teachers

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We are pleased to welcome Vijay Rajput and Santosh Nair to our Arts School faculty.

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Nominations for the National Indian Arts Awards are now CLOSED

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Find out who won on 1st June!

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MFMS: JA Jayanth & Ashwani Shankar

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Photos from our extraordinary flute and shehnai jugalbandi tour.

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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.

Upcoming event

AGATHI is the new dance-theatre production from Apsaras Arts, Singapore exploring contemporary issues surrounding the lives of refugees.

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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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