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Where the students of today become the Gurus of tomorrow

2024 EVENTS

PERFORMANCES | WORKSHOPS | FESTIVALS

SANSKRIT IN ARTS – AADYA POOJYA

For centuries, Sanskrit and its study had attracted keen global interest and attention from scholars, historians, performing artists, philologists and institutions alike. Several Sanskrit texts authored in various disciplines have been of utmost value to the world.

Aadya Pūjya highlights unique cultural expressions in Sanskrit, the Mother of languages. As the world's first, a captivating 700- year old story from Mudagala Purana is showcased. Do not miss the enriching experience, and the blissful music & dance!

Organised by Sanskruti Centre for Cultural Excellence.
For further information, contact 07983988933


Fri 28 June | 6.30pm – 8.30pm | £10/£8 | Snacks available

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TAGORE & BEYOND BY SOUNAK AND SASHA 

A pathbreaking presentation on the influence of traditional Indian music on Rabindranath Tagore and his legacy's impact on Bollywood. This multilingual show in Bengali, Hindi, and English, performed by renowned vocalists Sounak Chattopadhyay and Sasha Ghoshal, collaborating for the first time.


For tickets contact:

Manoshi Barua on 07754889469

Jayanta Ray on 07776164973

Sun 30 June | 4.30pm - 7.30pm | /£22/£20/£18 I Snacks available to buy during interval

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VERSES & MELODIES - ANDAAZ... IK KAHANI KA..

Vineet TRG is not just an artist; he is a quintessential poet, composer, and

singer-songwriter whose musical prowess has garnered him a dedicated following both locally and internationally. As the founder of “Vineet TRG”, an Indian Fusion ensemble that is based out of Mumbai, Bristol & New Delhi blends original compositions with spirited live performances, featuring a line-up of seasoned musicians from across India on Guitar, Keys, Sitar, Flute, Drums & Vocals.


Fri 5 July | 7pm - 9pm | Free entry

ESSEX INDIANS PRESENTS - UTTORSURI -GENERATION NEXT

Essex Indians charity will be celebrating the tenth year of their flagship concert. This year concert will show case two events.


‘Eye for India' is a 90-minute musical showcasing India's folk and classical art heritage through storytelling. Cities, rivers, mountains, and valleys come alive in this audio-visual treat. The second half features 'Hottomalar Opare,' a one-act drama by Badal Sarkar.

Programme concept and Direction - Dr Arpita Ray
Songs – Essex Indian Choir
Dance – Ahana Ghosh Sikka, Monidipa Seal, Chinu Kishore, Chitra Jadhav
Drama choreography – Sourav Mitra


Fri 5 July | 7pm - 9pm | £12/ £10 / £7

AN EVENING OF MUSIC

Sun 7 July | 6pm | £22/£17 (£20/£15 if booked online. Use code BVB2024)

Violin: Sri Baluraguraman and Aparna Raguraman
Veena: Smt. Subathra Raguraman
Mridangam: Sri. Neyveli Venkatesh
Ghatam: Sri. R.N. Prakash

A glimpse into the activities and events of The Bhavan

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120
Classes a Week
23
Subjects
100+
concerts each year

OUR VISION

As the largest center for classical Indian arts and culture outside India, The Bhavan is committed to ensuring the rich artistic and cultural heritage of India is alive and available to all.

Aim high, see big, judge widely

Unique Performance Opportunities

From small ensembles and concerts to performing at the most prestigious venues in the UK, The Bhavan offers incomparable stage experience for performers at all levels.  There are even opportunities for international tours at the highest level. 

BENEFITS OF OUR TRAINING PROGRAMS

The UK's top instructors with visiting guest teachers from around the World

PRACTICAL APPROACH

Our practical training courses are carefully structured to take you from complete beginner to advanced level in the shortest possible time. The only limitation is your dedication!

VIBRANT COMMUNITY

Learning is more fun with friends, especially when it comes to performances and concerts. The Bhavan is as much about community spirit as it is individual progress. Come join us.

FOR YOUR CAREER

If you are a looking for professional level support then we have the highest qualified teachers in the UK.
Let The Bhavan help you reach higher than ever before.

Term Dates 2023/24

Timetable and Fees
Spring Term : 6 January - 28 March 2024
Summer Term : 6 April - 11 July 2024

THEORY EXAM : 13 & 14 July 2024
SUMMER SCHOOL : 20 July - 11 August 2024

New Academic Year - Open Day 2024

Saturday 14th September 2024
10:30am - 1:00 pm & 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Meet the teachers • Attend taster classes • Register for the new year

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KIND WORDS FROM OUR STUDENTS...  :)

"This short course reminded us how versatile guruji’s knowledge is. Not only did we learn the scales and their names in Western and South Indian music, but the compositions he carefully selected from his own compositions and his gurus’, we could see the different styles of music while using the same scale. Having a fellow student who played different instrument than sitar was a new experience for me." 

RAMA
Sitar Short COurse
2021
"Summer School has given students a fantastic opportunity to really absorb and engage with something that they love, something that is very much part of their soul. Dance has fantastic health benefits, from a physical and also a mental health and well-being perspective. There couldn't be a more apt time for people to be doing what makes them sane and what makes them happy in this quarantine world."

LaksHmi
Bharatanatyam Summer School
2020
"The creativeness that you guys are coming out with to help your students, like they can practice in their square yard and do what they need to do is fantastic. Normally we are all practising together and we get to feel Guruji's groove. Being able to get that across online, from the student's point of view, to come from nothing and that emptiness to having that for our mental health and having that relationship of 'you can improve' is fantastic."
Deeptarka
 Tabla Summer School
2020

Thank you to our Sponsors

The work of The Bhavan would not be possible without the support of our many sponsors and donors. 

If you would like to help The Bhavan bring Indian cultural activities further in to the community then please visit our Sponsor Page:
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Our gratitude to The Kamini and Vindi Banga Family trust for their support and sponsorship of our much loved annual
Ravi Shankar Memorial Concert Series.