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British Council India is delighted to partner with The Queer Muslim Project to celebrate Pride Month. The Digital Pride Festival #PrideatHome with arts, culture and conversation includes films, discussions and live performances on a diverse range of queer arts across a range of platforms from India and the UK, curated by Rafiul Alom Rahman founder and Director of the Queer Muslim Project.

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More Films for Freedom

#PrideatHome includes More Films For Freedom with LGBTQI+ filmmakers and stories in short films commissioned by the BFI in London and British Council. The films will premiere on the British Council’s Arts YouTube channel and BFI Player, streaming free for a month.

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Screening of Nowhere

Watch the screening of Nowhere, the first #MoreFilmsForFreedom from 15 June to 15 July. A young Palestinian woman crosses the Israeli border illegally to find her long-lost brother, who she hopes will be her ticket to a new life far from the West Bank.

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Bollywood Style Mujra by Raheem Payne-Mir

Watch UK-based contemporay dancer Raheem Payne-Mir take Kathak beyond the traditional realms with a Bollywood style Mujra performance on 15 June. This will be followed by a discussion.

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More from the Digital Pride Festival

Don’t miss a moment - Talk on Gay Nightlife Culture in India by Kareem Khubchandani, premiere of A Rainbow Musical and performance of No Spring Chicken by Vikram Phukan and more.

Full festival line-up here

Gaylaxy Magazine

We're delighted to partner with Gaylaxy Magazine to share stories and features during #PrideatHome, curated by Rafiul Alom Rahman founder and Director of the Queer Muslim Project in India.

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Sister Library Podcast

The Sister Library in India has launched a new podcast series that celebrates women. Episode one features musician and feminist activist, Jerusha speaking from Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Composing Beyond Covid

Nainita Desai; one of UK’s leading composers for TV and film scores including the BBC, HBO, ITV and C4; talks of what now for the film and music industry and shares her perspectives from travels around the world. Nainita is also a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit winner.

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Artist Emergency Fund

StayIN aLIVE is working to educate, inspire and support artists during Covid-19. The Artist Emergency Fund (SAAEF) will award micro grants to those artists who are most affected. Application is open for the first round till 18 June. Visit to know more.

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Brave New World

JLF has reached 50 editions with the Brave New World series. Catch the literary conversations with luminous writers, authors and journalists so far.

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Forgotten Kingdoms of India

Navina Haidar and Seiuf El Rashidi take us on a journey to discover the family story of the Sultanates of the Deccan in this Asia House podcast series.

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Learn to Play

Join the True School of Music in Mumbai for an eclectic mix of summer music courses aimed at young learners during lockdown at home to learn to play an instrument from scratch..

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