Arts School

Welcome to Arts School

Due to the extension of the Covid-19 lockdown in the UK, we will continue to conduct our Arts School classes for the Autumn 2020 term online.

Milapfest’s Arts School is a weekly programme of courses offered at Liverpool Hope University’s Creative Campus. There are currently seven programmes on offer, many of which are offered in a variety of levels, or are separate classes for either adults or children. The Arts School is open to students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

Courses currently available at Milapfest Arts School:


  • Indian Folk Fitness
  • Bollywood Dance
  • Ghazals & Bollywood Songs (vocal)


  • Bharatanatayam
  • Kathak
  • Carnatic Vocal
  • Violin
  • Hindustani Vocal
  • Tabla
  • Veena

Each course follows a syllabus and regular learning plan that had been collaboratively designed by the course teachers and Milapfest’s Education Department. The curriculum covers  practice, performance, and theory. Tutors at Arts School are all trained musicians and dancers, many of whom are performing artists in their own right. Milapfest currently offers ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance) examinations in Bharatanatyam, and has strong ties with CAT (Centre for Advanced Training) with several Arts School students now attending CAT training programmes regularly. We also offer Prayag Sangeet Samity and OFFAL examinations. Please contact our Arts School Coordinator for more details on syllabuses and examinations at

The programme normally runs at Liverpool Hope University at the Cornerstone Building of Liverpool Hope University’s Creative Campus, but as mentioned above we are currently conducting all lessons online.

Please see our timetable for class information.

For registration enquiries and information please email or call 07960 494986

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare and expects all staff, trustees, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. For more details on or to request a copy of Milapfest’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy please contact our Arts School team at

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Arts School Newsletters:

September 16th, 2021 – CLICK HERE

June 28th, 2021 – CLICK HERE

May 14th, 2021 – CLICK HERE

March 26th, 2021 – CLICK HERE

February 18th, 2021 – CLICK HERE

January 22nd, 2021 – CLICK HERE

January 7th, 2021 – CLICK HERE

December 19th, 2020 – CLICK HERE

November / December 2020 #2 – CLICK HERE

November / December 2020 #1 – CLICK HERE

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Displays from our Grade 2 Bharatanatyam Students of Manisha Solanki: