Directors Message

As we enter 2018, I would like to welcome you all with a vibrant and exciting variety of programmes in our calendar of activities this year.

I am delighted to announce that ‘Usne Kaha Tha-The Troth’ a theatrical production by Akademi which we are supporting through the ICCR and the Ministry of Culture is presently touring India and has had spectacular performances in Jaipur, Delhi, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Kurukshetra and a special performance at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. They will tour the UK later in the year. This is one of the projects we are supporting under the India-UK Year of Culture.

Last year, we collaborated with the Open University and Exeter University to tour a photographic exhibition titled ‘At the Heart of the Nation: India in Britain’ to showcase the contributions that Indians have made to Britain over the years. At the Republic Day reception this year, Rt. Hon. Mark Field MP, Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the High Commissioner H.E. Mr. Y.K. Sinha launched a digital timeline of this exhibition which showcases close to 100 select photographs from late 1800’s to the present. Please do look it up, links are on our website.

Finally, we have a great line up of events for March-April, with an interesting mix of panel discussions, exhibitions and dance & music featuring established and renowned artists along with promising young talent. I hope you will find the time to visit us very soon.

Srinivas Gotru