Camden Kala

For Camden Kalā, Love Camden has invited Kriti Bajaj, critical art writer, to respond to the iconic academic text Pidginy Linguish by Sarat Maharaj.
Material Men Redux is a virtuoso piece for two dazzling performers, artists of the Indian diaspora, each of whom choose to dance very differently. The contrasts in style between South Asian & western classical and contemporary dance forms: classical Indian and hip hop, as well as similarities of origin, are the starting points for a dynamic exploration of rhythm, location and shared history.
Paisley really is a prevailing pattern, spanning fashion eras, ages and cultures.

Join us in a frenzy of pattern spotting this summer. Keep your eyes peeled and spot the Paisley all around you. Get snapping and tag your photos on social media with #ProjectPaisley
For Camden Kalā, Love Camden has invited artist Bharti Parmar to respond to the iconic academic text Pidginy Linguish by Sarat Maharaj.
Camden Kalā is delighted to present a selection of films by the artist Chinmoyi Patel with accompanying text by the writer Niru Ratnam. Chinmoyi's work explores ideas of identity, history, memory and place and resonates with the ever changing urban landscapes and cities across both India and the UK. Chinmoyi is based in Baroda, India.
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.
Dr Srinivasan presents a performative lecture from her interdisciplinary book Sweating Saris: Indian Dance as Transnational Labor with singer Uthra Vijay.
For Camden Kalā, Love Camden has invited curators, artists and thinkers to respond to the iconic academic text Pidginy Linguish by Sarat Maharaj in their own way. This month: The original text "Pidginy Linguish, Proto-Pratter, Ur-Creole: sounding the ‘Dictionnaire Eléméntaire’ on Cultural Translation" by Sarat Maharaj
Interview with Shobana Jeyasingh to accompany her forthcoming show Material Men Redux at The Place from 28-29 April 2017
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). This exhibition is part of the Retracing Ribeiro project and Camden’s 2017 India arts programme.
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.
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.