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India: Culture Connects Us

British Council has partnered with Manchester Museum to bring you the South Asian Heritage Month - a month-long programme to mark and celebrate our shared history and culture. Supported by the Heritage Fund, the programme has been curated by young producers aged 18-25 years, and aims to build understanding of the diverse heritage that continues to link the UK with South Asia.

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Taking the Temperature Survey

Round two of the British Council, FICCI and Art X Company, Taking the Temperature survey is now live. The survey traces the impact of Covid-19 on the creative economy in India. The survey is now available in Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil and English. Translations supported by the Craft Revival Trust.

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Creative Economy and Covid-19

"Solidarity is more important than ever in this time of uncertainty. That is why we partnered with FICCI and Art X. The data and insights will help us all understand what collaborative efforts are best placed to address long-term sustainable growth of the creative economy in India.” Barbara Wickham, Country Director.

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Antaran Knowledge Centre

The Tata Trust has launched the Antaran Knowledge Centre for craftworkers and designers to help them reach new markets through business skilling to strengthen livelihoods during the pandemic.

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Made in India and Technology

While face masks and social distancing are essential, many craftworkers, designers and brands are using new technology to innovate with design, and securing livelihoods in the process.

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Health, Safety and Social Distancing at Festivals

Festival Connections with British Council and Arts & Culture Resource India explores Covid-19, social distancing and health & safety of festivals in India and the UK, with speakers Andrew James (British Council), V. Ravichandar (Bangalore International Centre), Manish Chandnani (OML Entertainment), and leaders in the Indian cultural festival sector. The session recording will be available after 17 July.

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Crafting Futures India - UK Collaboration Scheme

Check out our India-UK collaboration projects in craft and design including Culture Aangan and Applied Arts Scotland; Swami Sivananda Memorial Institute and Goldsmiths, University of London; Unbox Cultural Futures and FutureEverything; Pearl Academy and Manchester Metropolitan University; Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre India and the Clay Foundation; and Khamir and Fieldwork.

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Meet UK author Preti Taneja

Award winning author of 'We that are young', Preti Taneja, talks about writing, the importance of spaces to read and her experiences as a writer and teacher. This #InkAloud film was made during Preti’s visit to the Tata Steel Kolkata Literature Meet in Kolkata in February 2020.

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Meet UK author Mariam Khan

Mariam is the author and editor of the book, ‘It’s not about the Burqa’. In this #InkAloud film, she talks about authors that have inspired her, and gives tips for budding writers. The film was made during Mariam’s visit to the Kolkata Literature Festival in February 2020.

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Meet UK songwriter and poet Sophia Thakur

Sophia Thakur, songwriter and poet, talks about the power of poetry in bringing people closer and her journey as a spoken word artist. The #InkAloud film was made during Sophia’s visit to the Kolkata Literature Festival in February 2020.

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Meet UK poet and author Dean Atta

Hear Dean Atta talk about cultural closeness, experiences that have shaped his writings, and the changing landscape of the LGBTQ movement. The #InkAloud film was made during Dean’s visit to the Kolkata Literature Festival in February 2020.

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National Theatre at Home, Lucian Msamati plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, directed by Michael Longhurst with live orchestra, accompanied by Southbank Sinfonia.

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