Is this email displaying properly? if not, read it in your browser
Culture Connects Us

This weekend sees the virtual return of the ‘greatest literary show on earth’ - the Jaipur Literature Festival at the British Library. Enthrall yourself with some of India and the UK’s leading writers including the garlanded film director Mira Nair, The Silk Roads author Peter Frankopan, diplomat and columnist Amish Tripathi, Nobel Laureate Venki Ramakrishna,  William Dalrymple, Namita Gokhale and Sanjoy K Roy.

Watch now

Indira Varma in Folk Log

Watch British-Indian actress Indira Varma of Game of Thrones, Luther and Kama Sutra read Savitri adapted by Jatinder Verma as part of the Folk Log online storytelling festival in partnership with the British Council.

Watch now

Festivals and Gig Workers

The recent Arts, Culture Resource India and British Council webinar for arts festivals focussed on the impact of Covid-19 on gig workers, freelancers and consultants with specialists in India and Wales.

Watch again

Survey of Covid-19's Impact

With well over 300+ completed to date, the Taking the Temperature survey records the impact of Covid-19 across the creative industries. The survey is available in English and is soon to be available in Hindi, Bengali and Tamil.

Please complete the survey

Support by Kolkata Sanved

From insights and learning gained during the lockdown period, Sanved in Kolkata has developed online guidance for psycho-social support to enable artists to stay mindful of risks to wellbeing during Covid-19.

Read now

Join Directory of Arts Professionals

Arts Think South Asia (ATSA) is setting up a directory of arts professionals from across South Asia, to be made available online on the ATSA website. The directory will be a useful resource for future networking and collaboration.

Join the directory

Apply for Modual and UAL Design Workshop

Since 2015, Modual: has empowered University of the Arts London students and has now opened the workshop to anyone anywhere around the world for students to facilitate positive change through creative projects

Apply now

Literature on Lockdown

The British Council Literature team launches our new blog series Literature on Lockdown, offering a programme of good reads, events to discover and projects to participate worldwide.

Watch now

Watch Makina!

Directed by Hector Aponysus and set in the North East of England, the story of Makina is of a supercharged blend of 180 BPM Euro dance and fast MCing which has found fans in North England.

Watch now

Global Film Festival

We Are One is a global film festival curated by 21 international film festivals including The London Film Festival that brings Shiraz from the BFI archive with music composed by Anoushka Shankar.

Streaming free on YouTube

The Cellist Audio Description

For audiences with visual impairment, the Royal Ballet in London has an audio description of the rich and pognant performance of The Cellist this week in the #OurHouseToYourHouse series.

Watch and hear now

Shakespeare's Coriolanus

National Theatre at Home, a Donmar Warehouse production with Tom Hiddleston as Coriolanus in Shakespeare’s compelling tragedy of political manipulation and revenge.

Watch now


British Council arts and culture is a catalyst for creative expression, exchange and enterprise globally. We strengthen cultural and social change through creative innovation. 

Connect now
You have received this newsletter because you have registered for updates. If you wish to opt out of future newsletters please unsubscribe here.