Dusherra 2018

Dusherra the flagship event of the Scottish Indian Arts Forum is being held on 21st October 2018 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 Mumbai Street Food restaurant based out of Edinburgh.
The event culminates in the burning of effigies and the fireworks.
2018 marks the 24th 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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A Ray of Light

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.

India-UK Cricket Photo Exhibition

Cricket, which originated in the UK, has become the most popular sport in India and is one of the factors that unifies the whole country. This exhibition will be showcasing the history of cricket between India and the UK through a series of photographs, as part of India-UK Year of Culture 2017.

The exhibition will be open to all from Thursday 13 July until Thursday 20 July from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on weekdays and from 1:00pm to 7:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The event is free and open to all.

The Photo Exhibition is brought to Edinburgh, courtsey , Consulate General of India, Edinburgh in association with SIAF and supported by BEMIS and The Grange Club.

If you would like your kids who are above 10 years can volunteer photo exhibition.

Please register below https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvcGsEGDo6cxwKCasC_vS7hA-zavf95cSkJ9J0ogb0u351Ig/viewform