Open Menu
Add your event
Your what's on guide for events in Leeds

World Poetry And Indian Classical Music Festival

Dates and times

14 Sep 2013 - 15 Sep 2013

Show Map

Seven Arts Centre

31A Harrogate Rd, Leeds, LS7 3PD

A two-day-long festival of World Poetry and Indian Classical Music Festival (the second one after Nehru Centre this year) featuring brief talks on the crises in connectivity of Indian Classical Music, contemporary poetry sessions by Bengali, Persian, Urdu, Hindi (with translation) and English contemporary poets as well as Saudha's world-class concerts which are designed to deconstruct and deluge the mood and meaning of classical music both vocal and solo-instrumental through seamless amalgamation with traditional world poetry.

Leading interpreters of Indian Classical Music Chandra Chakraborty (Vocal), Shahbaz Hussain (Tabla), Kamalbir Nandra (Violin), Sumana Basu (Ghazal), Dipanjan Guha (Sitar), actor and impassioned reciters Erik Schelander and Leesa Gazi and many poets from multi-racial background will take you to a celistial universe.

14/9/13 Saturday
18.00 Talks by academicians, musicologists, poets and cultural personalities from multi-racial background
18.30 Contemporary Poetry session (English, Bengali, Urdu, Persian and Somali)
19.00 Solo Sitar
19.40 Break for 10 minutes
19.50 Kheyal Thumri, Toppa, Dadra etc
21.00 End for first day

15/9/13 Sunday
18.00 Talks by renowned musicologists, performers
18.20 Contemporary Poetry session (English, Bengali, Urdu, Persian and Somali)
18.40 Ghazal
19.10 Break for 10 minutes
19.20 Solo violin
19.45 Solo Tabla
20.00 Kheyal, Thumri
21.00 End of the festival

Visit Website

During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.

Ticket: £5 (Adult) and £3 (Child) each day. Please contact Amal Amalendu Shekhar Podder on 07718662890 or email or the link above Tickets will be available on the door as well on first come first served basis.
Saudha, Society of Poetry and Indian Music
  • Family friendly
  • Show
  • Festival
About Leeds Inspired

About Leeds Inspired

The Leeds Inspired website lists thousands of events happening in Leeds every year. You’ll find gigs, exhibitions, dance,…

Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

Leeds Inspired manages two grant schemes to support arts events and arts projects taking place in Leeds. Since…

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired grants have supported hundreds of projects, read about some of them here...