Sama Arts Network is one of the UK’s oldest and most influential arts organisations in the genre of traditional and contemporary South Asian arts. It also presents Orchestral, Jazz and World Music.


What’s On

Women in the Arts Festival – Edition 5

5 Nov / 10am to 6pmConferenceWomen in Music Conference —
Key Note Speech / Panel Discussions / Business of Music & Dance / Music Publishing / Talent Development / Artists Management / Finance & Fund Raising / Dance Panels / Copyright in Choreography and Movement
Rich Mix, London£15 includes refreshment and light lunch
5 Nov / 10am to 10pmArt ShowAnisha Samani —
Painting is silent poetry

Anisha has always been mesmerised by the beauty that can be created by mixing colours and brushstrokes. Her work is generally referred to as abstract. Painting is a silent poetry and poetry is art that speaks, they are different forms of the same expression but both of them have been an outlet to freely express herself.
Rich Mix, LondonFree
5 Nov / 10am to 10pmArt ShowArt That Connects —

Sangeeta Weatherley is a self-taught artist who focuses joy of colours through her vibrant paintings. For her a passion for outdoors and an interest in painting is a great combination. Her emphasis is on the process rather than the result which allows freedom of expression which is evident in the abstraction of her recent works.
Rich Mix, LondonFree
5 Nov / 12-noon to 10pmPuppet ShowRamayana — An ancient indian epic

A puppet show that conveys the story behind the festival of Diwali
Rich Mix, LondonFree
5 Nov / 7:30pmConcertSparsh Bajpai — Jazz & Classical Soprano
Saachi Sen — Singer/Songwriter
Rich Mix, London£15 / £13.50 conc
6 Nov / 6:30pmConcertA concert in Celebration of Diwali —
With Music, Dance & Dinner

Sanjukta Mitra – Khyal and Songs of Women Composers
Amritpal Singh – Tabla, Gurbaksh Matharu – Esraj/Tar Shehnai
Tonya Sheenson & Priti Gohel – Kathak Dance
Kings Lynn Town Hall, Kings Lynn£25 Diwali Gala Tickets
7 Nov / 6:30pmConcertKiran Sachdev —
Bollywood Classics
A concert in Celebration of Diwali

Kiran Thakrar - Keyboard/Piano / Keval Joshi - Tabla / Kamalbir Singh - Violin / Pammi Singh - Guitar / Nishith Patel - Percussion / Amar Sarl - Dholak/Tabla
Harrow Art Centre, Harrow £30 VIP / £25 / £20
0203 773 7161
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12 Nov / 7:30pmConcertAnandadhara Choir —
Bangladesh @ 50

“From the heart of Bangladesh” - Celebrating the Golden Jubilee of Independence of Bangladesh - A magical ensemble of Poetry and Songs by Women Artists of Anandadhara Arts UK
Rich Mix, London£13.50 / £10 conc
27 Nov / 7:30pmConcertMehtab Malhotra —
Words, Music & Poetry – Works of Modern & Traditional Urdu Poets

Af Malhotra - Tabla / Amer Khokhar - Harmonium / Pammi Singh - Guitar
Tara Theatre, London£25 / £20 conc
28 Nov / 7:30pmConcertSHE —
Story Telling

Vayu Naidu tells stories about rivers and storms, and the mischief of some and the magnitude of women - forgotten and remembered. Be prepared to beshocked, and surprised by tales that can be black and bright.
Tara Theatre, London£15 / £13.50 conc
30 Nov / 8pmConcertKhiyo —
Bangladesh @ 50

Sohini Alam - Vocals / Oliver Weeks - Guitars
Ben Heartland - Bass / Richard Jones - Viola
Aniruddha Mukherjee - Tabla / David Ingamells - Drums
Grand Junction, London£17.50 / £15 conc
2 Dec / 7:30pmConcertContemporary Jazz and Classical —

Helen Anahita Wilson - Piano
Shahbaz Hussain - Tabla
Alice Barron - Violin
Gulbenkian Arts Centre, Canterbury£15 / £13.50 conc
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3 Dec / 7:30pmConcertSparsh Bajpai — Jazz & Classical Soprano
Saachi Sen — Singer/Songwriter
Nutshell Art Centre, Winchester£15 / £13.50 conc
5 Dec / 6:30pmConcertAlpana Sengupta —
Kathak

Alpana Sengupta performs her newly created piece called  "LOVE" based on the poetry of  Rabindranath Tagore. These will be recited by Joey Sengupta and sung by Sanjukta Mitra.

The second part of the performance will be pure dance - Nritta in which Alpana will present Tatkar, Tora & Layakari in Teen Taal - a 16 beat cycle
Storey's Field Centre, Cambridge£12.50 / £10 conc
9 Dec / 8pmConcertForgotten Voices —
A poetic odyssey into the world of muffled and muted feminist voices that scream joy, surrender, equality, authority and unabashed love in their quest for the ultimate truth.

Divya Ravi - Bharatanatyam

Sharan Subramanian - Vocals

Priti Gohel & Alisha Mann – Kathak
Norwich Art Centre, Norwich£13.50 / £10 conc
01603 660352

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