Camden Kala Programme
This year in line with the UK/India year of culture 2017 our festival Camden Kalā shines a spotlight on and celebrates India’s vibrant heritage both within Camden and beyond.
We're delighted to announce our programme below - please check regularly for updates as we have some exciting partnerships and more announcements coming soon....
Retracing Ribeiro exhibition
Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre, Holborn Library, 10 April – 30 June 2017
A new National Lottery Funded exhibition explores the legacy of the prolific Camden-based Indian painter Lancelot Ribeiro (1933-2010). This exhibition is part of the Retracing Ribeiro project and Camden’s 2017 India arts programme.
Pidginy Linguish: Camden, Culture, Translation
Online at lovecamden.org/camdenkala, June to October 2017
A lifelong Camden resident, Maharaj published this text more than a decade ago, but it is still relevant today. ‘Pidginy Linguish’ investigates the evolution of the English language, influenced as it is by migration and cultural diversity.
Queer Asia: Conference and short film festival
SOAS University of London, 15 - 18 June 2017
‘Queer’ Asia presents their first-ever film festival and Conference on expressing Queer Worlds from Asia. Drawing on the themes of the conference, the cinema will reflect issues around Decolonisation, Decriminalisation and Desire in Asia.
Laurie Nouchka: Yoga films
Online at lovecamden.org/camdenkala, July 2017
Coram's Fields, Sunday 16 July 2017
A Free Family Festival celebrating the diversity of Camden. There will be hundreds of stall with delicious food, artefacts, clothes, free henna, face painting, children's activities, fun fair rides.
Camden's libraries, July to August 2017
To celebrate the rich cultural exchange between India and the UK, we are launching Project Paisley as part of Camden Kalã and inviting communities and visitors of all ages to take part in designing a unique Paisley pattern for Camden.
Discovering India in Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury, July to August 2017
Free walks by Camden Tour Guides
Camden Kala Community Fun Days
Various locations, August 2017
Artists Film Screenings curated by Chinmoyi Patel
Various locations in Camden & Mumbai, September 2017
Tarq Gallery (Mumbai) exhibition
Swiss Cottage Gallery, September 2017
Project Paisley exhibition
Swiss Cottage Library, September 2017
Artist Residency: Mumbai-based Artist Vishwa Shroff
Swiss Cottage Gallery, November 2017 to February 2018
We hope you enjoy celebrating the UK/India Year of Culture with us, and don't forget to share your experiences with us using the hashtag #CamdenKala