7 June - 1 August, Various Venues

Milapfest’s annual festival of world-class Indian performing arts returns to The Capstone Theatre from 25 July to 1 August 2014. In an exciting new addition for 2014, a programme of Indika Fringe events will take place across Liverpool from 7 June to 16 July.

Europe’s largest festival of Indian classical arts, Indika covers a broad range of art forms from across the Indian sub-continent, and is a unique opportunity to see a line up of India’s preeminent musicians and dancers in the heart of Liverpool. Over seven days, the core festival offers daily evening performances featuring live classical Indian music and dance, traditional invigorating Morning Raga concerts on 27 July and 1 August, plus a fun Garden Party for all the family on 26 July.

In the run up to the core festival, the programme of free fringe events includes concerts, films and workshops.  Indika Fringe kicks off with two free sitar concerts at Tate Liverpool on 7 and 8 June. The concerts are produced in partnership with Tate Liverpool tocelebrate the opening of a new retrospective of work by Nasreen Mohamedi.

For those looking for a fun-filled afternoon on 7 June, a free family friendly dhol drumming workshop takes place at Liverpool Hope University’s Creative Campus. 

Later in the month, a free afternoon concert of south Indian classical music featuring Pirashanna Thevarajah, a regular collaborator with Anoushka Shankar takes place at The Capstone Theatre on 22 June.

The final Indika Fringe events take place on 15 and 16 July with two exciting nights of cinema featuring classic Bollywood films Veer-Zaara and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi at The Capstone Theatre.

Running as part of IFB Culture, Indika is the biggest celebration of classical Indian arts in the UK and a highlight of the Liverpool festival season. 

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