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Saudha International Literature Festival

The festival preaches the art and beauty of imagination, languages from different cultural heritages through talks, reading, performances.

Saudha is bringing new literature from different languages and different cultural heritages through this unique festival happening all around the UK.Curated by poet Ahmed Kaysher, this two-day session at Poplar Union (Saturday, 24 June at 5pm and Sunday 25 June at 4pm) features spoken-word performances, reading by experimental poets and writers, presentations of poetry-theatre.

Highlights of the two-day sessions in Poplar Union are music, spoken-words and dance production by an eminent pianist, writer and composer Peter Culshaw as part of his CD launch The Temple of Light on 24 June and the book-launch for War of the Lanka by one of the best-selling authors from India, (Dubbed as “India’s Tolkien and Asia’s Coelho” – BBC), the director of Nehru Centre London and a popular host for TV documentaries Amish Tripathi on Sunday 25 June at 5pm in Poplar Union.
Saudha Society of Poetry and Indian Music (www.saudha.org) is a leading platform for South Asian as well other global classical arts. Saudha is critically acclaimed for its series of experimental productions merging poetry, music and painting seamlessly so that each can complement each other. Saudha attracted a diverse source of audiences from all different heritages through its series of presentations of mingling and bridging different arts from different corners of the world as the way of interpreting each other.
Saudha’s production Frida Kahlo Through Indian classical music at the Royal Albert Hall has been highly praised by prominent ethno-musicologists, music and literature connoisseurs of the city and beyond.Saudha’s lyrics of Love at the SouthBank Centre and at Edinburgh Fringe and Chayanaut through Sebastian Bach at the House of Commons, Taste of Twilight at ICCR, Kolkata and the Welsh Parliament were critically acclaimed by major media and musicologists.During Covid, Saudha took the first ever and historic initiative to connect leading musicians of the globe, writers, poets, painters and filmmakers from all across the world through virtual platforms and the sessions were hugely appreciated by the audiences from all around the globe.