This year Camden’s annual arts programme will celebrate the UK/India year of culture. Our festival Camden Kalā shines a spotlight on India’s vibrant heritage both within Camden and beyond. 

Our programme will explore dance, music, film, academic text and the visual arts. Family workshops, walking tours, artists film screenings, yoga and food will all be featured. Local partners include: The Place, Roundhouse, The Hospital Club, Central St Martins, Akademi, Quiet Down There and others, International partners include Tarq Gallery (Mumbai), Chatterjee and Lal (Mumbai).

Keep an eye out here and look out for #CamdenKala for more information.
Sweating Saris: Indian Dance as Transnational Labor
Sweating Saris: Indian Dance as Transnational Labor
On 31 May, Dr Srinivasan presents a performative lecture from her interdisciplinary book Sweating Saris: Indian Dance as Transnational Labor with singer Uthra Vijay. She uses performance as research to think through Indian dancers as transnational migrant workers and wage earners, who negotiate citizenship and gender issues through performative acts. Sign up for this event here!
Marchmont street
Pidginy Linguish: Camden, Culture, Translation
For Camden Kalā, Love Camden has invited curators, artists and thinkers to respond to the iconic academic text ‘Pidginy Linguish’ by Sarat Maharaj.
British Library
The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival at the British Library
The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival returns to London presenting a sumptuous showcase of South Asia’s literary heritage, oral and performing arts, books and ideas, dialogue and debate.
Material Men
Interview with Shobana Jeyasingh
Interview with Shobana Jeyasingh to accompany her forthcoming show Material Men Redux at The Place from 28-29 April 2017.
Camden Kala project paisley
Camden Kala: Project Paisley
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.

Find out more and get involved!
Exploring the Camden roots of the painter Lancelot Ribeiro
A new National Lottery Funded exhibition at Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre explores the legacy of the prolific Camden-based Indian painter Lancelot Ribeiro (1933-2010) - my father.

This exhibition is part of the Retracing Ribeiro project and Camden’s 2017 India arts programme.
'Divided' performance by Camden People's Theatre and Hopscotch Asian Women’s Centre
Three women, one voice. A solo performance inspired by real life case studies of domestic violence, Divided merges three South Asian female perspectives of westernised integration and eastern traditions.
Bombay artist Lancelot Ribeiro: Highlights from the Camden Art Collection
The prolific Hampstead painter Lancelot Ribeiro was one of the most original of the Indian artists who settled in Britain in the post-war period. An exhibition of his life and work is on display at Burgh House as part of the year-long ‘Retracing Ribeiro’ programme, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and being celebrated as part of the 2017 UK-India Year of Culture. Find out more about Riberio and his works in the Camden Art Collection...