The Indian Summer Festival (ISF), is back for another season, but this time around, events will be hosted online.
“We have always recognized the transformative power of the arts, and it is clear in this crisis that people have turned once more to the arts, for levity, for solace, to make sense of our predicament and imagine our futures,” says the ISF.
“We will present a series of carefully curated events that will help our audience feel a sense of solidarity and purpose in creating a post-pandemic world that is not a return to normalcy as we knew it, but as we can reimagine and remake it.”
In celebration of their 10th anniversary, the festival decided to host 10 digital events over 10 weeks. Until July 18, the audience has a chance to experience connecting with Grammy Award-winning musicians to economists to culinary experts.
Here are the upcoming events you can still check out.
Ragas move people, help them feel certain emotions and be in the moment. This event allows for the audience to take a glimpse into the work of some of the most outstanding classical musicians in India. Take the rare opportunity to spend an evening with talented people on June 13, from 7 pm to 9 pm. Register online for free.
Join Sheniz Janmohamed as she teaches you how to make beautiful mandalas for your homes and yards. Learn about the principles of mandala making, intuitive design, and good ways to take pictures of them! After the workshop, post a picture of your mandala under the hashtag #ISFMandalaProject to show off the incredible work. Register for free on June 14 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.
Waris Ahluwalia is an all-rounder. He has worked in films, as a designer, and a model and ambassador for brands like Gap and Gucci. He has recently picked up a new project – HOUSE of WARIS botanicals, which features a line of herbal tea blends. Join Waris over a cup of tea to talk about and experience various conversations on June 20 from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Register for free online.
5×15 is a speakers series that originated in London, and featured speakers like Salman Rushdie, Gloria Steinem, Ben Okri and Brian Eno. From there it spread to New York and Milan. This year, the Indian Summer Festival is hosting the Canadian version of the 5×15, hosted by Eleanor O’Keefe (co-founder of 5×15) and Sirish Rao (co-founder of ISF). The event will include six speakers talking for 10 minutes each. The curators will draw from a combined pool of 1,500 speakers from around the world. To participate in this event, keep yourself free on June 27, from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Register online.
To find out more about the Indian Summer Festival, go to their website.
When: Until July 18, 2020
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