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Ghazal, Thumri and Kheyal Festival

 

A critically acclaimed, extra-ordinary and exotic festival of hypnotic Indian classical music performed by the best of Britain, - is returning to London for third time. The festival offers breathtaking, world-class performances of the extremely musically exuberant, magical and enrapturing genres of Pan-Indian (India as a sub-continent) classical and highly popular semi-classical music.


17/03/2017 Wimbledon Library, 35 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19 7NB
19.20 Door opens

19.30 Solo Carnatic violin recital by Balu Raghuraman with violin support by Aditya Venugopal and Mridangham accmpaniment by M Balachandar. ('A soothing therapy for distressed emotions' - DECCAN HERALD)

20.30 Break (Dinner is available to buy)

20.45 Solo vocal recital of Ghazal and Thumri along with brief Sitar recital by Mehboob Nadeem with keyboard accompaniment by Sunil Jadhav, Tabla accompaniment by Saleel Tambe. ('Endowed with rich, melodious and sonorous voice' - AMC; 'Mehboob Nadeem played throughout with amazing virtiuosity and intensity' - Blues in London Review)

Entry: £10


18/3/2017 Wimbledon Library, 35 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19 7NB

18.50 Door opens

19.00 Solo vocal recital of Thumri and Kheyal by Chandra Chakraborty ('The most sought-after, hypnotic Hindustani vocalist in UK', -BBC Radio; Gold medalist by All India Radio, National Scholar, Ex-scholar of SRA) with Tabla accompaniment by Hiren Chate and Harmonium accomaniment by Rekesh Chauhan. The performance includes an experimental fusion with an eminent jazz music group Iyatra.

8.20 Break (Dinner is available to buy)

8.30 Solo Cello recital by Anup Kumar Biswas ('A cellist of great sinsitivity and feeling, -The Strad; the best cellist from Indian classical music origin and regular performer of BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Royal Albert Hall etc.) with Tabla accompaniment by Hiren Chate)

Entry: £10


19/03/2017 Raynes Park Library Hall, Approach Road, Raynes Park, SW20 8BA

18.10 Door opens !8.30 Intellectual talk and discussion on Indian classical music by the practitioners, academicians and performers.
Entry: Free

Tickets can be purchased via eventbrite, reserved over the phone and will be available by the door, too.

Link for the ticket:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ghazal-thumri-and-kheyal-festival-tickets-31777562545

 

 

Venue: From Mar 17, 2017 to Mar 19, 2017 in Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library and Raynes Park Library hall

Sarswati Puja: The Celebration of Joy and Happiness

 

Saudha (www.saudha.org) celebrates this auspicious moments of worship for the goddess of arts and knowledge Devi Saraswati through the captivating sessions of poetry by the local Merton Poets, dance and devotional music (both classical and semi-classical) by a selection of prominent singers and musicians.

 

6.00pm Puja and rituals of worships

7.00pm: Poetry performance

7.30pm: Classical dance

7.45pm: Break

8.00pm: Classical and Semi-Classical Music

9.45pm: Dinner

 

Free Entry

Venue: From Feb 1, 2017 to Feb 1, 2017 in Merton Art Space, Wimbledon Library,35 Wimbledon Hill Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 7N

An evening of Film, Indo-Iranian Music and Poetry

An exceptional event of serene Indo-Iranian music and poetry by the best of Britain in support of unique films being made on Women's right issues by one of the extraordinary voices from Iranian background at the scene of world cinema -Hossein Martin Fazeli. The event will proudly feature a profound talk by the internationally acclaimed, more than 39 prestigious award-winning film maker Hossein Martin Fazeli. He will talk on the discourse of film activism and women's rights along with the screening of one of his never-seen-before documentaries as well as segments from a few other films.

The event offers hypnotic presentation of Indian classical music by the leading Indian classical vocalists in UK, Chandra Chakraborty with Aniruddha Mukherjee (Tabla), Erik Schelander (poetry and Troubadour interpretation) and Dr Siddhartha Kargupta (Harmonium).

The event includes stupendious traditional Persian music by Gitti Khosravi and Kaveh Bahrami with a play perfomance by Behrouz Behnizad. Three well-known Iranian poets Esmail Khoie, Iraj Jannat Atayi and Jamshid Berzigner will recite the haunting verses of their poems in between music, talk and screening.

The event will start at 5pm.

Ticket £10

Venue: From Jul 31, 2016 to Jul 31, 2016 in Wimbledon Library

Bangla Music Festival

This three months-long unique festival (চতুর্থ বাংলা সঙ্গীত উৎসব), returning to different prestigious venues of London (e.g. Keats House, Rich Mix, Nehru Centre etc.) for the fourth times, showcases the splendour of Bangla Music and its spectacular latitude through mind blowing performances (with relevant translation wherever necessary). It features the evolution of Bangla music (evolved approximately at 730 AC) from Charjya-Pod, folk, Kirton, Toppa, Poncho-Kobi (Tagore,D.L Roy, Atul Prasad, Rajanikanto and Najrul) to Bangla Adhunik (Salil, Manna, Sochin and all other doyens and legendary composers of Bangla music). 

 

The link for the preview in Asian Culture vulture:

http://asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/saudha-melody-love-shadows-comes-london-music-poetry-group-look-ahead-europe-javanese-gamelan/

Please find the  venue and the dates of the perforamnce sessions below: 

Bangla Music Festival || Looking for Child Prodigy
Kobi Nazrul Centre - 30 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR
3 and 10 September at 12 (noon)
Entry: Free
For booking and more information:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangla-music-festival-searching-for-child-prodigy-tickets-26265073542 

 

Bangla Music Festival || House of Commons

Wilson Room at Portcules House, London SW1 A2

15 September 2016 at 3pm

Free Entry

For booking and more information:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangla-music-festival-house-of-commons-tickets-26710552983

 

Bangla Music Festival || Keats House
Keats House - London, NW3
24 September 2016 at 7pm
Ticket: £10
For booking and more information:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangla-music-festival-keats-house-tickets-26262466745  

 

Bangla Music Festival || Rich Mix
Rich Mix - 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
25 September 2016 at 6pm
Entry Free
For booking and more information:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangla-music-festival-rich-mix-tickets-26262520907  

 

Bangla Music Festival || Town House || Discussion
Town House Antiques - 5 Fournier Street, E1 6QE
14 October 2016 at 6pm
Entry Free
For booking and more information:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangla-music-festival-town-house-discussion-tickets-26265656285  

 

Bangla Music Festival || The Water Poet
The Water Poet - 9-11 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, E1 6BX
15 October 2016 at 6pm
Ticket £5
For regestration and more information:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangla-music-festival-the-water-poet-tickets-26267713438

 

Bangla Music Festival || Brady Arts Centre
Brady Arts & Community Centre - 192-196 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5HU
29 October 2016 at 6pm
Entry £5

 

Bangla Music Festival || Wimbledon Performing Space

Wimbledon Library, 35 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19 7NB

5 November 2016 at 6pm

Entry £10

For registration and more information:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangla-music-festival-wimbledon-performing-space-tickets-26289511637 

 

Bangla Music Festival || Bengali Theatre & Music || Talk and Musical recitation

Kobi Kazi Nazrul Centre 30 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR

20 November 2016 at 7.30pm

For registration and detail information:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangla-music-festival-theatre-and-music-tickets-27313855477

 

Venue: From Sep 3, 2016 to Nov 20, 2016 in Different venues that include Keats House, Rich Mix, Nehru Centre and other major art venues in London

Melody of Love and Shadows-Edinburgh Fringe and other venues

Saudha, Society Of Poetry and Indian Music: 'one of the prominent Indian classical music promoters in the country' (BBC Radio), offers this two-day appearance in Fringe Festival with a hypnotic and 'breath-taking' presentation ('Rhapsody of Soul' -Guardian|| 'Seraphic ecstacy of Indian Raaga Music'- Yorkshire Reporter) of Indian classical music by the leading classical vocalist Chandra Chakraborty (ChandraChakraborty.info), and critically acclaimed, prominent accompanying artists like Baluji Shrivastav OBE (Sitar) Kamalbir Nandra (violin), Chiranjit Mukherjee (tabla) and Showmi Das (Kathak). This is seamlessly mingled with French, medieval, romantic troubadour music and haunting verses of world poetry in English by actor and Schubert vocalist Erik Schelander, to interpret and intensify the profound mood of the transcendental music.

The event will be curated by T M Ahmed Kaysher.
Promo for the event:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07UHLafh2LU

 

The link for the preview in Asian Culture vulture:

http://asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/saudha-melody-love-shadows-comes-london-music-poetry-group-look-ahead-europe-javanese-gamelan/

Melody of Love and Shadows || Edinburgh Fringe

Acoustic Music Centre at St Bride's - 10 Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, EH11 2DZ
20 August at 3pm and 21 August at 1.30pm
Ticket £10
For booking and more information:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/melody-of-love-and-shadows-edinburgh-fringe-tickets-25104959610

 

Melody of Love and Shadows || Wimbledon Perofrmaning Space

Wimbledon Library - Wimbledon Hill Road, London, SW19 7NB
27 August 2016 at 7pm
Ticket £12 and £10
For regestration and more information:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/melody-of-love-and-shadows-wimbledon-performing-space-tickets-25105333729

 

Melody of Love and Shadows || Nehru Centre

The Nehru Centre - 8 South Audley Street, London, W1K 1HF
7 October 2016 at 6.30pm

After having world premiere at Edinburgh Fringe this year and critically acclaimed by number of musicologists, prominent media, Saudha, Society of Poetry and Indian Music: 'one of the prominent Indian classical music promoters in the country' (BBC Radio), offers a hypnotic and 'breath-taking' presentation ('Rhapsody of Soul' -Guardian|| 'Seraphic ecstasy of Indian Raaga Music'- Yorkshire Reporter) of Indian classical music in this unique production.

Performance will be lead by the leading classical vocalist Chandra Chakraborty (www.ChandraChakraborty.info), and accompanied by critically acclaimed, prominent accompanying artists like Pandit Sanju Sahai (http://www.sanjusahai.com/ ) on Tabla, Rekesh Chouhan (http://www.rekeshchauhan.com/ ) on Harmonium and Jaymini Sahai(Kathak). The Indian classical music is then, seamlessly mingled with French, medieval, romantic troubadour music and haunting verses of world poetry in English by actor and Schubert vocalist Erik Schelander, to interpret and intensify the profound mood of the transcendental music.

The event will be curated by T M Ahmed Kaysher.

 
For regestration and more information:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/melody-of-love-and-shadows-nehru-centre-tickets-26265047464

 

Melody of Love and Shadows || City University Hall

City University London -Performance Space

College Building

St John Street

London

EC1V 4PB

United Kingdom

 15 November 2016 at 7pm

After having world premiere at Edinburgh Fringe this year and critically acclaimed by number of musicologists, prominent media, Saudha, Society of Poetry and Indian Music: 'one of the prominent Indian classical music promoters in the country' (BBC Radio), offers a hypnotic and 'breath-taking' presentation ('Rhapsody of Soul' -Guardian|| 'Seraphic ecstasy of Indian Raaga Music'- Yorkshire Reporter) of Indian classical music in this unique production.

Performance will be lead by the leading classical vocalist Chandra Chakraborty (www.ChandraChakraborty.info), and accompanied by critically acclaimed, prominent accompanying artists like Pandit Sanju Sahai (http://www.sanjusahai.com/ ) on Tabla, Rekesh Chouhan (http://www.rekeshchauhan.com/ ) on Harmonium and Jaymini Sahai(Kathak). The Indian classical music is then, seamlessly mingled with French, medieval, romantic troubadour music and haunting verses of world poetry in English by actor and Schubert vocalist Erik Schelander, to interpret and intensify the profound mood of the transcendental music.

The event will be curated by T M Ahmed Kaysher.


For regestration and more information:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/melody-of-love-and-shadows-london-city-university-hall-tickets-26264883975

Venue: From Aug 20, 2016 to Feb 2, 2017 in Edinburgh and different venues in London

Ghazal, Thumri and Kheyal Festival

Saudha, Society of Poetry and Indian Music presents this unique and exotic festival that offers hypnotic performances of the extremely musically exuberant, magical and enrapturing genres of Pan-Indian (India as a sub-continent) classical and highly popular semi-classical music.

Performance on 05/03/2016:

Raynes Park Library (23 Approach Rd, London SW20 8BA) hosts the first day of the festival on 5 March 2016. The door will open at 6pm. The first day features prominent Carnatac vocalist, musicologist Smt Manorama Prasad who will be accompanied by critically acclaimed musicians Sri Balu Raguraman on violin and Sri M Balachandar on Mridangam as well as notable Thumri singer of Benaras Gharana Dr Aswin Kalbag.

Smt Manoroma Prasad came from a a well known family of musicians in Bangalore. Combining performance across the UK and for the... BBC with her work as a musicologist at a number of universities and schools including Cambridge, SOAS and Trinity School of Music, Smt Prasad says "music gives me a lot of pleasure and sometimes I wonder where has all this come from".

Dr Aswin Kalbag is the desciple of the maestro of Benaras Pandit Chhannulal Mishra. Apart from singing in extremely mellifluous voice, Dr Kalbag is also engaged in in-depth research on different faculties of Thumri along with collecting them from every possible source. Ticket for this session: £10 & £8 (concession for pensioner and child)

Fot tickets please visit the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ghazal-thumri-and-kheyal-festival-smt-manorama-prasad-and-dr-ashwin-kelbag-5th-march-tickets-20072868490

Performance on 12/03/2016:

Second day of the festival will happen at Morden Assembly Hall (Tudor Drive, Morden, SM4 4PJ) on 12 March 2015. The door will open at 6.30pm.

This session presents an experimental blend of Kheyal, Thumri and Ghazal with visually colourful Kathak and seamlessly melded recitation of the verses from traditional both oriental and occedental poets like Lorca, Hafiz Tagore, Shelly, that connotes the mode of the profound music. This hypnotic ormance will be led by one of the finest Hindustani classical vocalists Chandra Chakraborty and will be accompanied by the Tabla Maestro Sanju Sahai and a critically acclaimed musician Rekesh Chauhan on Harmonium, Schubert vocalist Erik Schelander (recitation) and a Kathak dancer of that artistic level.

Chandra Chakraborty is one of the finest North Indian vocalists and disciple of Late maestro Pandit A Kanan, Smt Malabika Kanan and currently exploring the exuberant source of Thumri and the techniques of Benaras Gharana under the tutelage of Vidushi Girija Devi Padma Vushan. Chandra has been performing since the age of 6. She is a National Scholar, Gold Medallist and ex-scholar of famous Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata. Chandra has performed almost all over the world including South Africa and Pakistan. She was the principle vocal teacher of Indian Consulate, Johannesburg and a lecturer of Witwatersrand University, South Africa. http://www.chandrachakraborty.info/ for detail)

Ticket for this session: £10 & £8 (concession for pensioner and child)

For tickets of this event, please visit the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ghazal-thumri-and-kheyal-festival-chandra-chakraborty-tickets-20072989853

Performance on 13/03/16:

Rich Mix (35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA) will host the finale of the festival that features two leading classical performers of Indian classical music Roopa Panesar (Sitarist) and Sanhita Nandi (vocalist).

The door will open at 6.30pm.

Smt Sanhita Nandi is one of the most acclaimed artists of Hindustani Classical Vocal of current times. She presents herself as a representative exponent of Kirana Gharana.

Smt Sanhita was groomed by Late Pandit A. Kanan, the senior most gurus of the ITC Sangeet Research Academy,Kolkata. She got added exposure under Pandit Vinayak Torvi for few years. After years of practice, and under the profound influence of Gharana maestros, she assimilated the distinctive features of the Kirana Gharana. To further enrich the aesthetic improvisation of the Kirana Lineage and traditional compositions, Sanhita came under the advanced tutelage of Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan and continues to hone her fine musical skills under him. Sanhita Nandi is currently based in New Jersey (USA) and New Delhi (India) and performs frequently in India and abroad at all the prime music festivals and concerts. She has received great recognition and reviews on her mastery over the delivery of pitch, tonal precision, use of microtones and tone-fragments, the main characterization of Kirana Gharana. (http://sanhitanandi.com/ for detail).

Roopa Panesar is one of the finest Sitar players to emerge on the Indian music scene in the UK. She has been receiving accolades from audiences and peers alike for her outstanding ability and quality of music. Her soulful and unique style of playing has left her listeners captivated in true sense. With the incredible emotional depth of her sound, she has touched the hearts of audiences far and wide and received blessings from many eminent musicians in the world of Indian classical music. Roopa has also been teaching the sitar for a number of years and is involved in numerous projects to inspire and educate the next generation of Indian classical musicians. As well as being deeply rooted in the classical tradition, Roopa has collaborated with musicians from different genres such as Mercury Prize Winner, Talvin Singh, Laura Wright and Dirk Brosse to name a few. Roopa has toured extensively in UK, Europe and USA performing at prestigious venues and released her debut album ‘Khoj’ in 2011. (http://www.roopapanesar.com/about.htm for detail).

Accompanying artists:

Sanju Sahai is currently one of the finest and most sought after Tabla players of his generation. Belonging to the Benares Gharana (lineage) and being the 6th generation of Tabla players in the lineage, he began playing at an early age. A phenomenal and outstanding Tabla player, he is well known for mesmerising and captivating his audience with his power, virtuosity and complete spontaneity. (http://www.sanjusahai.com/ for detail).

Rekesh Chauhan, accompanying Harmonium is a Pianist, Guitarist, Songwriter, Recording artist, Producer, Composer and for every other medium imaginable, his sound is truly a testament for tomorrow’s style. His music and style defines the reverberation amongst the new generation of listeners of contemporary world music as his music amalgamates both Western and Indian styles. (http://www.rekeshchauhan.com/bio.html for detail).

Ticket for this session: £12 & £10 (concession for pensioner and child).

For tockets of this event, plese visit the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ghazal-thumri-and-kheyal-festival-smt-sanhita-nandi-and-roopa-panesar-tickets-20073060063

The festival also entails two free workshops on Indian classical music as therapy (which will cover significant length and breadth of Indian classical music as a form of art and as a way of therapy with in-depth discussion and demonstration) at Wimbledon library (Wimbledon Hill Rd, London SW19 7NB) on 28 February 2016 at 5pm and 3 March 2016 at 3pm.(Please book your place in the library in advance to avoid frustration). This is event is supported by London Borough of Merton Council.

Please contact Pushpita Gupta on 07737828922 for detail.

Venue: From Mar 5, 2016 to Mar 13, 2016 in Various London Venues

Sound of Solitude (Part of Alchemy at Southbank)

AlchemyThe event, as part of the Alchemy at Southbank Centre, offers a hypnotic glimpse of violin-solo by one of the leading violinists Kamalbir Nandra and Kheyal recital by Dr Priya Bhagwat, a very emerging classical singer and an advance disciple of Chandra Chakraborty. Both of the performances will be accompanied by the critically acclaimed Tabla player Yousuf Ali Khan. A short piece of piano composition by Niloy Amin and Greek as well as English poetry recitation by Despina Christodoulou are set to interpret the mood of the classical music. The event will be compered by T M Ahmed Kaysher, the director of Saudha, Society of Poetry and Indian Music.

The event will start at 6.30pm and finsh by 8pm.

Venue: On May 20, 2015 in Southbank Centre, London

Bengla Music Festival (বাংলা সঙ্গীত উৎসব)

This unique three-day festival, returning mainly to Tower Hamlets for the third time, showcases the evolution of Bangla Music and its spectacular latitude through mind blowing performances (with relevant translation wherever necessary) by leading musicians from West Bengal and Bangladeshi origin


 This is a free event for all.


Singers include leading classical singers Chandra Chakraborty, Chiranjib Chakraborty, critically acclaimed guest classical singer from Kolkata Anol Chatterjee, prominent Tagore singers Imtiaz Ahmed, Sanjoy Dey, Sahana Bajpae, celebrated semi classical vocalists Sumana Mallik Basu, Gouri Chowdhury, Farzana Sifat, Sayan Gupta, Amith Dey and others.

Renowned keyboard player Kiran Thakrar, one of the emerging Tabla players from Kolkata Chiranjit Mukherjee and other highly revered musicians will be the accompanying artists to orchestrate a sublime flow of music all the way through.

Glimpse of three day festival:

 Keats House, Hampstead, London: 25 September 2015 at 7pm

Bangla Music Festival: Tagore recital

Keats House will host the phenomenal climax of Bengali music through the songs of Nobel Laureate Bengali Romantic poet Rabindranath Tagore; the lyrics will be interpreted through the recitation of the verses of Keats that Tagore was hugely influenced by.

FreetTicket link:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangla-music-festival-tagore-recital-tickets-18219441841?aff=es2

Kobi Nazrul Centre, Brick Lane, London, 26 September at 6.30pm

Bangla Music Festival: Interactive session between singers and audience


Kobi Nazrul Centre will host this highly interactive session of music and discussion by the local audience and artists, mainly on  the future of Bangla Music in the West, The session will feature few talented children artists and  group performance by Robika and Satyen Sen School of Arts.

Free ticket link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangla-music-festival-interaction-between-artists-and-audience-tickets-18219650465

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green London:27 September 2015 at 12.30noon

Bangla Music Festival: The evolution
Rich Mix will host the evolution of Bangla Music and its spectacular latitude through mind blowing performances with English translation (wherever necessary) by leading musicians from West Bengal and Bangladeshi origin.

The last day of the event will feature the colourful spectrum of Bangla Music from Chorja-Pod (730 AD), folk (RadhaRamon, Lalon, Hason Raja etc), Kirton, Toppa, Poncho-Kobi to Bengali contemporary modern songs (Salil, Akhilbandhu Jotilessor, Manna dey, Sochin, Manobendro, Shyamal, Hemanta and other doyens of Bangla Gaan).

The event will run as follows (approx):

12.00 (Noon): Door opens

12:30: Slides and videos of Saudha's musical journey

13.00 Brief Talks

13:40 Break

14:00 Continuous performances showcasing the evolution of exotic Bangla Music from 730AD

18:30 Ending speech

Free Ticket link:

 http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangla-music-festival-the-evolution-tickets-1821916100

 

Asian Echo on festival 2015:
http://www.asianecho.co.uk/?p=7238

 

Bangla Mirror on festival 2015:
http://www.banglamirrornews.com/2015/09/third-bangla-music-festival-in-london-featuring-the-best-bengali-singers-in-uk/

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bangla-music-festival-the-evolution-tickets-18219161001?aff=es2

http://www.asianecho.co.uk/entertainment/bangla-music-festival-stunned-the-art-lovers-of-london/.html

http://www.eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk/news/london_s_packed_bangla_music_festival_turns_out_a_hit_with_western_audiences_1_4263542

Venue: From Sep 25, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015 in Keats House, Kobi Nazrul Centre & Rich Mix, London

3rd World Poetry and Indian Classical Music Festival

icmf-3rd-15A two-day festival returns to  Leeds for third time that showcases experimental performances of therapeutic Indian classical music (both vocal and instrumental), haunting verses of poetry  (both traditional and contemporary) and visually dazzling form of dance called Kathak so that each form of art profoundly complement each other.
 The event features one of the finest Indian classical vocalists Chandra Chakraborty (www.chandrachakraborty.info/), the leading violinist Kamalbir Singh, the best female sitarist of this country Roopa Panesar (www.roopapanesar.com/), actor and impassioned reciter of Hafiz and Cavafy, Erik Schelander, highly acclaimed Tabla player Bhupinder Singh Chaggar and one of the emerging young Tabla star Himanish Goswami etc.

Saudha, Society of Poetry and Indian Music (www.saudha.org), is 'one of the leading Indian classical music promoters of this country' (BBC Radio, Eastern Eye, Bangla Mirror); the organisation which is in a journey to 'Exploring New forms and a 'Western Gharana' of Indian classical music (Asian Culture Vulture). In addition, Saudha 'organises hypnotic Indian classical music concerts' (Yorkshire Evening Post, Wimbledon Guardian).


Please find the glimpses of performance below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb4MWD55uO0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuVf5588oFI

Reviews and previews:

Guardian:
http://www.wimbledonguardian.co.uk/news/11795867.VIDEO__Indian_singers_perform_with_Merton_poets_at_Ghazal_and_Thumri_Festival/

Evening Post:
http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-entertainment/theatre-reviews/preview-poetry-indian-classical-music-festival-leeds-1-6831887

Asian culture vulture:
http://asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/exploring-new-forms-western-gharana-saudhas-two-day-music-festival/

BBC Radio:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLrwrArbcmQ 

Mature Times on Festival 2015:
http://www.maturetimes.co.uk/world-poetry-indian-classical-music-festival/

Asian Echo on Festival 2015:
http://www.asianecho.co.uk/?p=7246

 

09/10/2015

Bangladeshi Community Centre
Roundhay Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 5AN

19.00 : Performances of poetry by prominent local poets with live music in background

Entry fee:  £5

For ticket:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/world-poerty-and-indian-classical-music-festival-at-bangladesh-centre-leeds-tickets-18236043497

 

10/08/2015

Seven Artspace
31A Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS7 3PD

18.00  Door opens
 18.15 Briefing
 18.30 Solo Sitar Recital by Roopa Panesar
 19.30 Solo Violin by Kamalbir Singh
 20.00 Ragamala, a sublime, experimental approach to Indian classical music that seamlessly intertwines other profoundly relevant art forms e.g. poetry, visual painting and Kathak dance to intensify the emotions and to interpret the metaphoric meaning of classical music for global and quite importantly, brand new audience.

Entry fee: £10/£8 (for senior citizen and child below 18).

For ticket:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/world-poetry-and-indian-classical-music-festival-tickets-18235687432

http://www.madeinleeds.tv/player/?video_uuid=yxf5bo02&categoryId=70401

http://www.asianecho.co.uk/entertainment/a-seraphic-ecstasy-of-indian-raaga-music-in-leeds/.html

Venue: From Oct 9, 2015 to Oct 10, 2015 in Seven Arts, Leeds and Bangladeshi Communty Centre, Leeds

Ghazal and Thumri Festival, London

Ghazal and Thumri Festival, LondonThe festival offers hypnotic performances of two of the extremely musically exuberant, both magical and magnetising, spiritually enrapturing genres of Pan-Indian (India as a sub-continent) Semi-classical music called Ghazal and Thumri which will be performed by some leading and emerging singers and musicians of this country. The lyrics and the mood of the music will, then, be interpreted through traditional and contemporary verses of English poetry and seamlessly, be intertwined with the thread of music by some impassioned reciters in order to target and to communicate to global audience.

The festival entails two enthralling performances at Morden Assembly Hall (Tudor Drive, Morden, SM4 4PJ. Bus routes to Tudor Drive: 413, 293, 163. The nearest tube station is Morden on the Northern line) and Raynes Park Library Hall (Approach Rd, London SW20 8BA) in London Borough of Merton on 14 and 15 February 2015 respectively. It involves, in addition, two workshops in Wimbledon library (Wimbledon Hill Rd, London SW19 7NB. 5 minutes walking distance from Wimbledon station) on 9 and 22 January 2015 from 5pm each day. The event is supported by London Borough of Merton and Merton Library Services.

Please click below for the coverage of Wimbledon Guardian:

http://www.wimbledonguardian.co.uk/news/11734766.Interview__Saudha_launches_Indian_classical_music_festival_in_Merton/

Asian culturevulture:

http://asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/exploring-new-forms-western-gharana-saudhas-two-day-music-festival/

Merton Council covers the festival in it's newsroom story:

http://news.merton.gov.uk/2015/01/19/indian-music-and-poetry-festival-comes-to-merton/

Bangla Mirror:

http://www.banglamirrornews.com/2015/02/saudha-launches-thumri-and-ghazal-festival-in-london/ 

Creative India has covered the festival as one of their main stories of the month:

http://creativeindiamag.com/london-to-host-ghazal-and-thumri-festival/

Asian Acho's coverage on the festival:

http://www.asianecho.co.uk/?p=6373

Performance at Morden Assembly Hall:

The event will start at 6.30pm and continue till 8.30pm on 14 February 2015.

One of the leading Hindistani classical vocalists Chandra Chakraborty (http://www.chandrachakraborty.info/), the grandson of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan (Pranpiya), highly acclaimed sitarist and Ghazal singer Mehboob Nadeem (http://mehboobnadeem.com/), eminent semi-classical vocalist Farzana Sifat as well as young and talented Ghazal singer Dr Priya Bhagawat will perform while two of the highly respected musicians Yousuf Ali Khan (Tabla) and Sunil Jadhav (Key-board) will accompany the performance together with reciters that include Erik Schelander etc.

Entry fee is £5.  

 For ticket, please visit the following link:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ghazal-and-thumri-festival-morden-assembly-hall-london-tickets-14525294547?aff=es2&rank=0

 Ticket can be collected from the desk by the door on the day of performance but booking in advance over the phone is strongly advised due to have the limited capacity in both of the venues.

 Please call Pushpita Gupta for more detail on 07737828922.

 Performance at Raynes Park Library Hall: 

 One of the leading Hindistani classical vocalists Chandra Chakraborty (http://www.chandrachakraborty.info/),  eminent semi-classical vocalist Farzana Sifat  young and talented Ghazal singers Dr Priya Bhagwat and Sayan Gupta will perform while one of the highly respected musicians Yousuf Ali Khan (Tabla), Abu Emran (Keyborad) will accompany the performance together with poet Ziba Karabassi (with Kaveh Bahrami in music), poet Mir Mahfuz Ali, poet David Lee Margon, poet Shaila Simi and reciters that include Erik Schelander as well as young pianist Niloy Amin.

 

The event will start at 5pm and finish by 7pm on 15 February.

 Entry fee is £5.  

 For ticket, please visit the following link:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ghazal-and-thumri-festival-raynes-park-library-hall-london-tickets-14525346703?aff=es2&rank=0 

Ticket can be collected from the desk by the door on the day of performance but booking in advance over the phone is strongly advised due to have the limited capacity in both of the venues. 

Please call Pushpita Gupta for more detail on 07737828922.

Venue: From Feb 14, 2015 to Feb 15, 2015 in Morden Assembly Hall, Raynes Park Library Hall

Sound Of Soul,Nehru Centre, London

Sound Of Soul Nehru CentreSaudha's world-class concert that connects both Indian Classical Music (instrumental and vocal), haunting verses of oriental and occidental poetry (Tagore, Ghalib, Hafiz, Keats and many more) as well as Kathak dance.
It will feature one of the maestroes of North Indian classical vocalists Chandra Chakraborty (http://www.chandrachakraborty.info/), one of the leading Tabla players Sanju Sahai (http://www.sanjusahai.com/), highly acclaimed Keyboard player Sunil Jadhav, percussionist Renu Hossain (http://renu-holykutirecords.bandcamp.com/) Tagore singer Imtiaz Ahmed, ardently evocative Kathak dancers Jaymini Sahai and Showmi Das, actor and impassioned reciter Leesa Gazi, reciter Towhid Shakeel. Poet David Lee Morgan, Thiago Alexandre Tonussi and T M Ahmed Kaysher will read their poems on the theme with music in independent poetry session.

Satyen Sen school of performing arts will perform a chorus from the remedial lyrics of Tagore.

The concert is designed to seek the serenity of soul in the mundane crisis of modernity through emulsification of sacred music and verses of hypnotic poetry.

For more information please visit www.saudha.org or call on 07828190551 or call Anuradha Nandi on 07951932798.

Free entrance to propagate the magic of hypnotic Classical music and other subtle art forms to wider audience.

http://asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/soul-fusion-saudha-rich-past-abundant-future/

Venue: On Aug 29, 2014 in Nehru Centre, London

World Poetry and Indian Classical Music Festival, Leeds

LeedsSaudha, Society of Poetry and Indian Music presents a two-day festival of world poetry and Indian classical music featuring Saudha's hypnotic concerts of classical (Kheyal) and semi-classical music(Thumri, Dadra, Ghazal etc) intertwining seamlessly with traditional poetry (Keats, Hafiz, Tagore, Ghalib, Neruda, Lorca etc) and ardently evocative form of dance Kathak as well as independent sessions of world-poetry from eight different languages by local poets along with brief talks on contemporary trend of poetry and Indian classical music. 
The event will start at 16.30pm each day and finish at 21.00pm.
Maestroes and leading interpreters of Indian Classical Music that includes Chandra Chakraborty (Vocal), Kamalbir Singh (Violin), Sanju Sahai(Tabla), Sumana Mallik Basu (Vocal) and eminently demonstrative Kathak dancer Jaymini Sahai will perform in Saudha's profoundly experimental and extremely captivating event (different renditions on both days). The festival was counted as one of the top-ten events in Leeds last year.
Please contact 07828190551 for more information.

The Guardian of the North, Yourkshire Evening Post has done a wonderful coverage on Saudha's festival:

www.yourkshireeveningpost.co.uk

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-entertainment/theatre-reviews/preview-poetry-indian-classical-music-festival-leeds-1-6831887

 

 

Venue: From Sep 13, 2014 to Sep 14, 2014 in Seven Arts, Leeds

Bangla Sangeet Utshob (Bengali Music Festival), Tower Hamlets

Bangla Sangeet UtshobThe festival will showcase the evolution of Bangla Gaan from folk, Kirton, Nidhu Babu's Toppa, Poncho-Kobi (D L Roy, Tagore, Atul Prasad, Rajanikanto and Najrul) to Bangla Adhunik (Salil Chowdhury's gono-sangeet, Jotilessor, Manna dey, Sochin, Manobendro and all other doyens and legendary composers of Bangla Gaan). The leading singers of Bangla Gaan around the UK from West-Bengal and Bangladeshi origin will exude the treasure and the glorious journey of Bangla Gaan following an academic discussion prior to the concert. The singers will showcase different genres of Bangla Gaan will range from prominent to emerging talents.

Venue: On Sep 28, 2014 in Rich Mix, East London

Sound Of Soul, South Bank

LeedsSaudha’s world-class concert that emulsifies both Indian and Western Classical (instrumental and vocal) with haunting verses of oriental and occidental poetry as well as Indian classical dance. The concert is designed to seek the serenity of soul in the mundane crisis of modernity and will be performed by Indian Classical Music maestros including some leading guest appearances from India.

 

Venue: On Oct 15, 2014 in Purcell Room, South Bank, London

Sound Of Soul, Luton

Saudha’s world class concerts that emulsifies both Indian and Western Classical (instrumental and vocal) with haunting verses of oriental and occidental poetry. The concerts which are designed to seek the serenity of soul in the mundane crisis of modernity and will be performed by Indian Classical Music maestros.

Venue: On Nov 17, 2014 in Luton

World Poetry and Indian Classical Music Festival 2013, Leeds

LeedsA two-day-long festival of World Poetry and Indian Classical Music featured 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 were 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 performed  in Saudha’s world-class concerts and many poets from multi-racial background including Poet Amina Weston, Poet Rob Smith, poet T M Ahmed Kaysher (Bengali with English translation), Contemporary Bengali poet Delower Hussain Monzu,  poet Scott Farquharson (www.scottfarquharson.co.uk) and award winning poet Siobhan MacMahon (www.siobhanmacmahon.co.uk)  recited their poems in solo poetry session.

 This event was rated as one of the top ten events in Yorkshire by some event review websites and newspapers (http://www.asianecho.co.uk/?p=4661). Yorkshire Evening Post, BBC Leeds covered this festival as the major event of the city.

www.sevenleeds.co.uk/clients/sevenarts/MODULES/DIARY/DIARYMOD_item.asp?itemid=457

www.asianecho.co.uk/?p=3404

asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/sense-and-sensibility/

www.headingley.org/node/10161

www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrAchiV6NO4

www.leedsinspired.co.uk/events/world-poetry-and-indian-classical-music-festival

www.asianecho.co.uk/?p=4661

 

Venue: From Sep 14, 2013 to Sep 15, 2013 in Leeds

World Poetry and Indian Classical Music Festival, Nehru Centre, London

Nehru CentreTwo-day-long world poetry and Indian classical music festival entailed intellectual discussion on world poetry, Indian classical music and Saudha’s world-class concerts which were designed to establish the subtle but strong bond between lyrical poetry and classical music both vocal and instrumental.

One of the leading classical vocalists Chandra Chakraborty, renowned Tabla player Sanju Sahai, acclaimed Violin player Kamalbir Nandra, young talented Sitarist Dipanjan Guha from India, famous Kathak dancer Jaimini Sahai, emotionally fervent reciters Erik Schelander and Leesa Gazi performed to take audience to a celestial universe.

Chandra Chakraborty- Vocals
Sanju Sahai- Tabla
Kamalbir Nandra- Solo Violin and Ghazal
Dipanjan Guha- Sitar
Nafees Irfan- Ghazals
Dr. Hilal Fareed- Poet

Dr Nandakumar (Director Of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan)- Poet

Ayub Walia- Poet
Erik Schalander, Leesa Gazi - Reciter

Jaymini Sahai- Kathak

Ruma Biswas- Bharat Natyam

http://www.nehrucentre.org.uk/events/details/article/world-poetry-and-indian-classical-music-festival-saudha-society-of-poetry-and-indian-music-on-12-ju-1.html?tx_ttnews[backPid]=26&tx_ttnews[calendarYear]=2013&tx_ttnews[calendarMonth]=6&cHash=4935dea644dfab2fa6362cf88b5fbeb3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bx3QNzdcFk

Venue: On Jun 15, 2013 in Nehru Centre, London

Bangla Sangeet Utshob ( Bengali Music Festival)

Sangeet UtshobThis was one of Saudha’s highly media-covered, unique, historic Bangla music festival in association with Whitechapel Idea Store and Bangla TV.The festival that showcased the evolution of Bangla Gaan from folk, Kirton, Nidhu Babu's Toppa, Poncho-Kobi (D L Roy, Tagore, Atul Prasad, Rajanikanto and Najrul) to Bangla Adhunik (Salil Chowdhury's gono-sangeet, Jotilessor, Manna dey, Sochin, Manobendro and all other doyens and legendary composers of Bangla Gaan). The leading singers of Bangla Gaan around the UK from West-Bengal and Bangladeshi origin exuded the treasure and the glorious journey of Bangla Gaan following an academic discussion prior to the concert. The singers who showcased different genres of Bangla Gaan wss ranged from prominent to emerging talents. Leading Indian Classical vocalist Chandra Chakraborty, the venerable Himangshu Goswami,  popular semi-classical singer Sumana Basu,  Dr Imtiaz Ahmed, talented Tagore-singer Sahana Herrett (Sahana Bajpayee) and Rishi Banerjee, versatile singer Gouri Chowdhury, Farzana Sifat, Zahid Kamal, Ripa Raquib, Sohini Alam, Rukhsana Safa, Shuman Sharif, Laboni Barua, Tarique Hossain, Anuradha Nandi, Mustafizur Rahman Khokon, Syeda Nasim Queen, Amal Podder, Amit Kumar Deb  displayed  the magic of Bangla Music while popular keyboard player Abu Emran Tonmoy, Pappu Das (Octopad), Himanish Goswami (Tabla) accompanied them all the way through.
In the discussion part of Sangeet Utshob,,Bangladesh High Commissioner to UK H.E Mohammed Mizrul Quayes, Ex-British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Anwar Choudhury (Director, FCO), Leading Indian classical vocalist Chandra Chakraborty, and versatile writer Leesa Gazi shared their journey into Bangla music and focused on the evolution of Bangla Gaan from its very origin. The whole discussion was presided over by founder and managing director of Bangla TV, Syed Samadul Haque.

http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=49748

http://eventful.com/events/bangla-sangeet-utshob-/E0-001-054939210-8

 

Venue: On Mar 17, 2013 in Idea Store, White Chapel, Tower Hamlets

Lyrics Of Love, Southbank, London

SouthbankBeing invited by Oitij-jo; Saudha performed at OxoTower in Southbank one of its world-class experimental event that delved into the amalgamation of poetry and Indian Clasical Music. One of the finest Indian Classical Vocalists Chandra Chakraborty sung kheyal, Nazrul Geeti on relevant ragas while verses of Bengali poet Nazrul Islam (both original and English translation) were recited seamlessly and harmoniously by inflamed reciter and Schubert singer Erik Schilander and versatile writer and actress Leesa Gazi (original verses). Chandra was accompanied by prominent violinist Kamalbir Nandra and young talented Tabla Player Himanish Goswami.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0_iIhUyVIo

Venue: On Feb 23, 2013 in Oxo Tower, South Bank

Lyrics Of Solitude, Morden Assembly Hall, London

Morden assembly hallOne of Saudha’s highly focused world-class event that was conceptually designed to intertwine melodious verses of world poetry with Indian classical music both vocal and instrumental.

Translations from Persian and Mexican poetry along with the verses from Tagore,Ghalib, Taqi Mir in their original languages were set to the melodies of Indian classical i.e. kheyal and thumri creating a colourful and serene ambience to transcend the audience into the universe of dream and illusion.

The leading sitarist Baluji Shrivastav and eminent violinist Kamalbir Nandra was accompanied by internationally acclaimed tabla player Sanju Sahai at the first session. On the second half, Chandra Chakraborty, one of the finest Indian Classical vocalists literally radiated the emotion of pain and anguish through her divine voice, while she was accompanied by Tabla, Sitar and Violin and a group of impassioned reciters including Marrianne Zeck (Mexican and Persian translation), Najma Usman (Ghalib), Leesa Gazi (Tagore), Basir Afridi (Taqi Mir).

Saudha also worked with local poetry groups Write afresh, Merton Poets and the children with severe learning disabilities of Mitcham Cricket Green School that lead to a music and poetry performance on 12th January, 2013 at Raynes Park Library Hall, London Borough Of Merton.  The event was supported by the Arts Council of London Borough Of Merton.

http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/wimbledonnews/10105823.Unique_charity_uses_music_and_poetry_to_help_disabled/

http://www.timeandleisure.co.uk/whats-on/previews/2174-lyrics-of-solitude.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxJH2g5hVDU

https://eventviva.com/event/257559874367238

 

Venue: From Dec 16, 2012 to Dec 16, 2012 in Morden Assembly Hall

Lyrics of Love, Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

CarriageworkAn evening of world poetry and classical music (supported by Tower Hamlets Council) at Brady Arts Centre which were set harmoniously to propagate the message of love through transcendental music and hunting poetry.

This world-class event, first of its kind, endeavored to establish the subtle but strong bond between lyrical poetry and classical music. The central concept was to hybridize the wide spectrum of music and literature around the globe in order to cross cultural barriers and promote deep humanism that lies in the content of music and poetry.

Chandra Chakraborty, one of the finest Indian Classical vocalists was accompanied by Kamalbir Nandra (violin), troubadour vocalist Erik Schelander, Luthfur Rahman (flute), Himanish Goswami (tabla), Sami Kergupta (guitar), Amal Podder (mandira), poet T M Ahmed Kaysher and other musicians. 

http://www.leedsinspired.co.uk/events/lyrics-love

Venue: On Sep 1, 2012 in Carriageworks Thetare, Leeds

Lyrics of Love, Brady Arts Centre, London

Brady Arts centreAn evening of world poetry and classical music (supported by Tower Hamlets Council) at Brady Arts Centre which were set harmoniously to propagate the message of love through transcendental music and hunting poetry.

This world-class event endeavored to establish the subtle but strong bond between lyrical poetry and classical music. The central concept was to hybridize the wide spectrum of music and literature around the globe in order to cross cultural barriers and promote deep humanism that lies in the content of music and poetry.

Translations from Tagore, Gualib, Hafiz or Rumi (along with the original verses in Bengali, Urdu and Persia) were set to the melodies of Indian ragas and verses of contemporary poetry are blended with kheyal and thumri creating a colourful and serene ambience.
Chandra Chakraborty, one of the finest Indian Classical vocalists was accompanied by Kamalbir Nandra (violin), troubadour vocalist Erik Schelander (reciting and singing Troubadour), Luthfur Rahman (flute), Himanish Goswami (tabla), Apu Chowdhury (Reciting) Sami Kargupta (guitar), Niloy Amin (piano) Amal Podder (mandira), Arfuman Chowdhury (reciting) and other musicians. Eastern Eye, Saptahik Potrika and Betar Bangla were media partner of  this evet .

http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=48037

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni61IERm4S0

Venue: On Sep 22, 2012 in Brady Arts Centre

Juchona Kusum (জোছনা কুসুম)

Jochona Kusumধ্রুপদী গান ও কবিতা সন্ধ্যা 

জোছনা কুসুম 



বরেণ্য শাস্ত্রীয় সঙ্গীতশিল্পী চন্দ্রা চক্রবর্তীর 

ুমরী ও রাগাশ্রয়ী বাংলাগান 

এবং 

প্রখ্যাত শুবার্ট ও ট্রুবেডোর শিল্পী এরিক শিলিন্ডার এবং আরো কবি ও আবৃত্তিকারদের যৌথ শিল্প-প্রয়াস 

Leading Indian Classical singer Chandra Chakraborty sung Thumri and serious Bengali Songs based on melodious ragas with her young musician team while poets and reciters including Maher Ahmed, Sadeq Ahmed Choudhury Saadi, Arfuman Chowdhury accompanied her by reciting poetry from traditional and contemporary Bengali poets in London.

 

Venue: On Aug 23, 2012 in Micro-business Centre, Brick Lane

Guldastan: Tribute to Ghazal Legends Mehdi Hasan and Jagjit Singh

GuldastanA candle-light evening of haunting and transcendental music organised by Saudha, Society of Poetry and Indian Music to pay tribute to the two Ghazal Kings Mehdi Hassan and Jagjit Singh. One of the finest Indian Classical singers Chandra Chakraborty, renowned Ghazal singer Javed Bashir, Mukhtaar Meer with some other well-known Ghazal singers from Pakistan were accompanied by prominent musician and keyboard player Sunil Jadav, impassioned reciter Erik Schelander, young and talented tabla player Himuanish Goswami. The hall was brimming with the audience mainly from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Venue: On Jul 8, 2012 in Chennel i (TV channel, Sky 844, audience lounge)

Lyrics Of Love, Imagine Festival, Sutton

ImagineAn event that amalgamated poetry and classical music together led by Chandra Chakraborty, one of the great south-Indian classical vocalist and poet T M Ahmed Kaysher engaging 20 young children from Glenthorne school in Sutton, UK. http://www.sutton.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=18162&p=0

Venue: From Apr 12, 2012 to Apr 13, 2012 in London Borough Of Sutton