Satyamva Jayathe

Welcome to
The Nehru Centre, London

Cultural Wing of the High Commission of India


About Nehru Centre

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), an autonomous organisation affiliated to the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, runs 34 other cultural centres besides London, including in Berlin, Moscow, Johannesburg, Cairo and Colombo. These centres function as part of the diplomatic missions of the Government of India of those countries with the objective of serving as windows into the composite culture of India.

The Centre organises a wide range of cultural events on its premises, showcasing Indian music, dance and theatre, besides a range of activities aimed at strengthening and deepening the intellectual dialogue between the two

Director’s message

As I mentioned here the last time, the India-UK Year of Culture is now in full swing. May and June have been busy with very successful events. The visit of Indian naval Ship ‘Tarkash’ to the Thames saw over a thousand people participate. The Jaipur Literature Festival at British Library drew in huge crowds over two days with some great sessions and live music. Ravishankar’s only Opera ‘Sukanya’ was unique and spectacular and we were delighted that we supported the production. The photo-exhibition on India-UK Cricket history which premiered at the Lords, is on display at The Nehru Centre and will be travelling to Birmingham and Edinburgh in July and August.

Upcoming Events

Shiva Tandava

The Natyasastra, treatise on Indian dance and theatre, describes two distinct forms of dance – Tandava, the masculine...[more]

Book Discussion

A Memoir of  pre-Partition Punjab is  is the autobiography of Ruchi Ram Sahni (1863-1948) – social...[more]

A Maargam

Shivaangee has been training in Bharatanatyam since the age of 8 under the tutelage of Shri Prakash Yadagudde, of the...[more]

Chitravina Concert featuring Bharatnatyam

The Chitravina is one of the most exquisite musical instruments in the world today. Also referred to as Gotuvadyam, it...[more]

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Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday
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