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India: Culture Connects Us

The Manchester Museum and British Council have partnered for the South Asian Heritage Month. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund from India, the festival highlights diverse perspectives on our shared cultural heritage with the UK in fashion, performing arts, film, food, literature and education.

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Border & Fall's How-to Drape Films

Border & Fall’s 'The Sari Series' is a comprehensive cultural documentation of India’s sari drapes through films, aimed to change the perceptions on how to drape.

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Autobiography: A lens to South Asian Heritage

Join Anjali Mya Chadha in conversation with Renu Arora as they discuss autobiographical works within the arts to accurately represent South Asian histories.

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Call for entry: Heritage Ink Challenge

Join the #HeritageInk challenge - an opportunity to submit your poetry or illustrations responding to the theme of the week - as part of the South Asian Heritage Month. Every Sunday, a new theme will be released.

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Film premiere: Bangla Britain

The film explores the relationship between past and present through family memories, as contributors discuss their family histories of migrating to the UK and connections going back to colonial times.

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Taking the Temperature Survey

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

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Apply for Culture Connection 2020

A virtual conference to kickstart the rebuilding of the cultural sector around the world. Museums, galleries, and heritage sectors have borne the brunt of the economic downturn. This conference brings museum and heritage experts from the world over for insight, networking and learning on 9 and 10 September.

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Play: Every Brilliant Thing

An uplifting story by Duncan Macmillan about love, life, family, mental health and a list of all the wonderful things in the world. Presented by QTP as a live participative performance, this is unique experience that encourages audiences to meet and interact with each other and the performer online to take the story forward.

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Cable Club Collection

Watch 4 films from artist Samson Kambalu's series of Nyau Cinema for a limited two-week run. Samson Kambalu is a Malawi-born Oxford-based artist and Associate Professor of Fine Art at Ruskin College and fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford University. The films are a part of British Council’s Visual Arts Collection.

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The Men Who Speak Gayle

Young drag performer Nathan is one of the last people to speak Gayle - a secret language the gay community were forced to invent during Apartheid. The Men Who Speak Gayle directed by Andrew Brukman is the second #MoreFilmsForFreedom film from British Council and the BFI.

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What is Acting?

Produced by British Council Bangladesh's DARE (Disability Arts: Redefining Empowerment) project, this tutorial series on inclusive theatre focusses on how to work in disability theatre. The first part "What is acting?" features leading theatre practitioner Samiun Jahan Dola.

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National Theatre at Home

Join the third National Theatre at Home Quiz, hosted by Julie Walters, Adrian Lester, Ben Power, Simon Russell Beale, Ben Miles, Adam Godley, Mark Gatiss and others.

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