Category archives for: Arts

Multicultural Arts Victoria presents Mapping of Melbourne program

  Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) presents the fifth edition of Mapping Melbourne, a series of multi-artform events from 1-17 December 2017 across Melbourne. Partners including Arts Centre Melbourne, Malthouse Theatre, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, No Vacancy QV, Testing Grounds and Temperance Hall will host exhibitions, theatre, music, dance, multi-media, workshops and live art interactions showcasing […]

Nautanki Theatre presents 2nd South Asian Theatre Festival

For the Second year running, Nautanki Theatre’s 2nd South Asian Festival is a celebration in South Asian languages, transcending cultures and geographical boundaries, these plays are presented by various South Asian theatre groups who have been performing plays for many years within their community space. Nautanki endeavours to provide a common performing platform for these […]

Yugpurush – A play on Gandhi coming to Australia

YUGPURUSH is a spiritual play that depicts the relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his spiritual mentor, Shrimad Rajchandraji, who shaped Gandhi’s principles of truth, peace and non-violence. This multi-award winning theatrical masterpiece has performed more than 900 shows in about 275 cities across four continents in just 9 months. All surplus proceeds from YUGPURUSH will […]

Celebrate the colour and love of Pakistan with Balu Mahi: actress Ainy Jaffri

By Neeru Saluja Pakistani film Balu Mahi has already created a stir on social media and is now ready for a worldwide release on 10 February. A light hearted romantic tale with stunning visuals, the film stars Osman Khalid Butt and Ainy Jaffri in the lead roles. The Indian Down Under caught up with rising […]

Divya Murthy creates funny shorts based on life around her

By Neena Badhwar Divya Murthy is a young lawyer who is writing research for a university professor in Sydney on media law but when she is coming home to Wollongong where she lives, sitting in the train in a 3-hour journey she is writing out her ideas and even visualising them and finally turning them […]

Nautanki Theatre’s ‘The Jungle Book’ deserves a big round of applause

By Aradhana Bhatt When one goes to watch a Nautanki production one expects the unexpected. Just like their previous play, ‘Last Dance at Dum Dum’, their latest production, ‘The Jungle Book’, recently staged at Parramatta Riverside Theatre, was no exception to the rule. Since its inception in 2008, Nautanki theatre has gained a reputation amongst […]

Abhijit Deonath’s ‘Salt Bridge’ in cinemas on July 27

Abhijit Deonath, writer, director and producer announces that his Hindi feature film Salt Bridge (English subtitles) is releasing on 27 July 2017 in 5 cities. In Sydney it will be screened at Event Cinemas, Burwood on July 27, 2017. You can book Early Bird tickets at specially discounted rates and watch trailer at this link: […]

Art Centre Melbourne presents a stirring comedy ‘The Guru of Chai’

Arts Centre Melbourne presents The Guru of Chai: a stirring comedy steeped in romance about the contradictions of modern India with its iPhones and ancient gods that come alive in an outrageously funny and profoundly beautiful romantic thriller at Arts Centre Melbourne from 22 – 27 August. Amid the chaos of a bustling Bangalore railway […]

“Shri 420” – a play with a hilarious take on spiritual gurus

Vipul Vyas as the spiritual guru After the tremendous success of its previous major productions, Adakar Theatre and Cultural Group returns to the Sydney stage with “Shri 420:” a fresh, innovative play which examines through a comedic lens the social interactions that shape our lives. Adakar is a Sydney-based community theatre and arts group has […]

Oh what a success, this SAFAL fest!

Film Director N Chandra taking a Master class on film making By Neeru Saluja On 20-21 May, Macquarie University witnessed a weekend immersed in the culture and arts of eight South Asian countries. The first South Asia Film, Arts and Literature Festival (SAFAL) brought together the artists of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri […]

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