JULY
AIS OPEN: Now That We Are Free?
Mon, Jul 13
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Jul 13, 9:00 AM – Aug 23, 11:30 PM
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This inaugural AIS OPEN visual art exhibition helps to mark the 10th edition of An Indian Summer, which began in 2011.
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AIS Activity Pack
Thu, Jul 30
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Jul 30, 9:00 AM – Aug 10, 11:00 PM
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A new downloadable activity book with something creative for you and the family
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400 Years: Britain & India
Thu, Jul 30
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Jul 30, 1:42 PM – Aug 23, 11:00 PM
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A web series exploring the 400 year old relationship between Great Britain and India
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ABOUT AN INDIAN SUMMER

An Indian Summer has been developing new audiences for South Asian art since its inception in 2011 and has become adept at engaging hard-to-reach communities. We are constantly innovating and pushing the envelope on what a large-scale event should be. 

An Indian Summer is one of Leicester’s largest festivals, continuously exceeding expectations, locally, nationally and increasingly, internationally. Over the last ten years, it has grown from a one-day festival to a national extravaganza, offering a wide variety of arts engagement opportunities to a range of audiences of various backgrounds and ages.

AUGUST
Indian Classical Music: a Listener's Guide
Mon, Aug 10
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Aug 10, 9:00 AM
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Explore and understand Indian Classical Music with this brand new podcast
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TEN for TEN: Performance Showcases
Mon, Aug 10
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Aug 10, 9:00 AM – Aug 23, 9:00 AM
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Short musical and dace performances streamed & shared throughout the festival
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Ragas and Rhythms LIVE: ft. Roopa Panesar and Upneet Singh
Mon, Aug 10
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Aug 10, 6:00 PM
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Wind down and relax on a summer's evening with this unmissable live event hosted by Sitar Music Society
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The Homecrowd
Tue, Aug 11
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Aug 11, 10:00 AM
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AIS 2020 releases a new track! An international collaboration between Sitar Music Society (UK) and the award winning Bandish Projekt (India)
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Brown Women Talk: Community
Wed, Aug 12
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Aug 12, 6:30 PM
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In this roundtable event, two special guests will join South Asian Sisters Speak (SASS) and TWO-BROWNGIRLS to discuss the topic of Community
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Overcoming Stress and Anxiety: The Ayurvedic approach
Thu, Aug 13
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Aug 13, 12:00 PM
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Kajal Nisha Patel talks to us about stress and the prevalence of autoimmune disease
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BBC Radio Leicester’s Young British Asians Talk: Pandemic
Thu, Aug 13
BBC Radio Leicester & BBC Sounds
Aug 13, 9:00 PM
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A special festival edition of the hugely popular BBC Radio Leicester talk show
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Saree Tying
Sat, Aug 15
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Aug 15, 12:00 PM
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Puja Pandya demonstrates how to tie a saree
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An Interview with Nish Kumar
Sat, Aug 15
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Aug 15, 3:00 PM
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Presented by Leicester Comedy Festival and An Indian Summer, this comedy conversation is the latest in series of conversations with celebrated British comedians
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Leicester Riders In Conversation: Jamell Anderson
Sun, Aug 16
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Aug 16, 2:00 PM
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Join Leicester Rider’s Jamell Anderson ‘In Conversation’ as we explore diversity and representation in sport
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Cooking with Chutney Ivy
Sun, Aug 16
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Aug 16, 4:00 PM
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Cook your very own Aloo Gobi (potato and cauliflower curry) before our Sofa Cinema screening of ‘Bend it Like Beckham’
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Sofa Cinema | Bend it Like Beckham
Sun, Aug 16
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Aug 16, 7:30 PM
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We’ve reserved front row seats for you in the first of our Sofa Cinema experiences
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Anglo Sikh Virtual Museum: A Guided Tour
Mon, Aug 17
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Aug 17, 6:00 PM
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Using a digital touchscreen and a Virtual Reality setup, Gurinder Mann and Taran Singh take you on a journey through a range of cultural objects
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Indra and the Amrit
Tue, Aug 18
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Aug 18, 9:00 AM
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A theatrical short film following an ancient tale of Indra
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How to make a Shadow Puppet
Tue, Aug 18
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Aug 18, 9:00 AM
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Mr Cleaver shows you how to make your very own shadow puppet
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Brown Women Talk: Resilience
Wed, Aug 19
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Aug 19, 6:30 PM
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In this roundtable event, two special guests will join South Asian Sisters Speak (SASS) and TWO-BROWNGIRLS to discuss the topic of resilience
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BBC Radio Leicester’s Young British Asians Talk: Creativity in Lockdown
Thu, Aug 20
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Aug 20, 9:00 PM
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A special festival edition of the hugely popular BBC Radio Leicester talk show
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Create your own Henna design
Fri, Aug 21
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Aug 21, 12:00 PM
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A creative insight into henna design
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Between Power & Freedom: Spiritual Fascism in the age of Populism
Sat, Aug 22
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Aug 22, 7:00 PM
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Photographer and social documentary maker Sohrab Hura is joined by the artist Sajan Mani to explore if and how India has embraced the Far Right?
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Sofa Cinema | Slumdog Millionaire
Sun, Aug 23
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Aug 23, 7:30 PM
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We’ve reserved front row seats for you in the first of our Sofa Cinema experiences. We pick the film, and you get the popcorn!
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