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British Museum’s new gallery celebrates diaspora artefacts

By Lauren Codling A NEW collection of historical treasures from the subcontinent has opened at the British Museum in London. The Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of...

Mallakhamb performers showcase country’s culture at top London show

by LAUREN CODLING An Indian act will be debuting a traditional art form in an extravagant circus show in central London this month. Mallakhamb India! will...

Rapunzel director: Why pantomime is a great way to celebrate diversity

by LAUREN CODLING A PANTOMIME “celebrating diversity” is being staged at a top London theatre over the festive period. Rapunzel, currently showing at the Theatre Royal,...

Play about Grunwick protest highlights ongoing injustice in workplace

By Lauren Codling THE writer and lead actress of a play about the Grunwick strike against workplace exploitation said conditions now are “possibly worsening” for...

Meera Syal: I can cross musical role off my bucket list!

by LAUREN CODLING ACTRESS Meera Syal has said a much-loved song from her latest West End venture is relevant to the “sorry state” of...

Dishoom restaurant plans ‘experiential entertainment’ at new venue

By Lauren Codling AN IMMERSIVE theatre production will be held at a new London restaurant to celebrate the opening of its sixth eatery. Inspired by the...

Darbar Festival solo piece marks new direction for dancer Akram Khan

by LAUREN CODLING ACCLAIMED dancer-choreographer Akram Khan MBE will perform an excerpt from his final, full-length solo piece at a classical Indian arts festival...

SOUTH ASIAN EXHIBITIONS AIM TO INCREASE NORTHERN APPEAL

By Lauren Codling EIGHT exhibitions by south Asian artists were launched last weekend as organisers hope to encourage Asians to visit local galleries and museums in...

New Science Museum exhibition celebrates Indian science over centuries

The Science Museum in London has launched a new exhibition celebrating the long tradition of scientific thought in India, from the ancient past to the...
Gulabi Gang protest photo-by Torstein Grude

New play tells Indian women’s fight against violence

By Sairah Masud A NEW play recounting the true story of women in India fighting violence has embarked on its UK tour, debuting at Leicester's...