A RAY of Light‘ is a moving story of how an ordinary man came to be associated with a giant of cinema—Satyajit Ray—and became the photo-chronicler of his creative and personal world. It also pays tribute to the elegance of black-and-white films and the nuances of analogue photography. The life of an octogenarian photographer in his dear city, Calcutta, the various elements of photography as an art form, and the world of Satyajit Ray as viewed by a friend and admirer have all been brought together in the film in the form of a touching human narrative.
Dusherra the flagship event of the Scottish Indian Arts Forum is being held on 8th October 2017 on top of Calton Hill in Edinburgh. Dusherra, one of the largest festivals in India, commemorates a 10 day war between the gods and demons thousands of years ago. It is celebrated with gusto by communities with music, dance, food and a symbolic burning of the Effigies of the demons to celebrate the victory of good over evil.
This year’s cultural programme features a mixture of Scottish and Indian music and dance.
Food stalls provided by Kamasutra and Shri Bheemas restaurant based out of Edinburgh.
The event culminates in the burning of effigies and the fireworks.
2017 marks the 23rd anniversary of the SIAF. We aspire to increase the footfall to Dusherra to celebrate this occasion and Spread Indian cultural awareness and values across a wide cross section population.
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To commemorate 3rd International Yoga Day and India UK year of Culture 2017, Scottish Indian Arts Forum in association with Consulate General of India, Edinburgh, Presents ” An evening of Kathak Dance by ANKH Dance Group” and local talent.
Ankh, a new kathak horizon is a dance group founded by Gauri Sharma Tripathi, an established Kathak exponent in London and internationally. Gauri is also an artist in residence at the South Bank Centre. She has been one of the curators of the successful Alchemy festival at the South Bank Centre for the last four years. ANKH and its dancers have had the privilege of being a part of some prestigious events and venues. The list includes, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Royal Festival hall and other various performances.
Scottish Indian Arts Forum a registered charity organisation(SC033214) was founded on 17th August 1994 by an initiative from handful of Indian and Scottish volunteers sincerely interested in promotion of Indian art, culture and heritage in Edinburgh and East of Scotland through medium of music particularly classical music, dance, drama, literature, film, exhibition and celebration of popular festivals of India.