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India: Culture Connects Us

British Council India is working with the Crafts Revival Trust and in partnership with FICCI and the Art X Company to survey the impact of Covid-19 on the creative economy. The Taking the Temperature survey aims to record what is happening across the creative industries now.

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Webinar: Crafting Routes - Learn & Connect

Join British Council India, Impulse NGO Network, and the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship for a webinar on helping women artisans explore business & marketability post Covid-19, on 22 May 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Webinar: Festival Connections

British Council India and Arts Culture Resources India returns on Friday 29 May with the next Festival Connections webinar on Gig Workers and Covid-19. The spotlight is on freelancers, independent workers and consultants.

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Online Storytelling Festival

British Council India partners with Folk Log for a stellar international online storytelling festival, this time including family stories from home. Record a story for the Folk Log competition to win a one year digital library membership.

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Music Masterclasses

Our partners in Mumbai, the True School of Music has launched an online Masterclass series, including founder Ashu Phatak’s take on Covid-19 and steps that musicians can take now for a better future.

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Mental Health in Lockdown

Check out a new resource for dancers and artists from Kolkata Sanved to maintain good mental health during lockdown and social distancing. Kolkata Sanved empowers lives through dance.

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WOW and BBC Arts

The WOW (Women of the World) Festival has gone online with BBC Arts including writer Afua Hirsch, climate activist Hindou Ibrahim and civil liberties barrister Dame Helena Kennedy

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International Museums Day

British Council celebrates #IMD2020 with UK partners ICOM showcasing innovation in heritage globally including some of India’s most exciting museums in Kolkata, Bengaluru and Mumbai.

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JLF's Brave New World

Catch Jaipur LitFest's new digital series Brave New World this weekend with  Nobel Prize Winner Abhijit V Banerjee speaking on Poor Economics: The Human Toll.

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Hay Festival Goes Digital

From 22–31 May, the Hay Festival Wales goes online with interactive events from 100+ writers, including Simon Armitage, Margaret Atwood, Inua Ellams, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hollander and Vanessa Redgrave.

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Under the Umbrella

Yellow Earth, in co-production with the Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Tamasha, streams Amy Ng’s Under The Umbrella, 22 to 29 May. Celebrating 25 years, Yellow Earth is an award winning British East Asian Theatre Company.

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British Library Micro-books

The British Library invites children worldwide to write miniature books in lockdown. Axel Scheffler and Jacqueline Wilson call to follow the Brontës’ lead and write tiny tales.

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