Manasamitra is an artist-led organisation based in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, delivering a range of exciting and original cross-cultural experiences. Our work is rooted in the creative vision of Supriya Nagarajan, a classically-trained Carnatic singer who is inspired by not only the traditions of her South Asian roots but also by a drive to work with new ideas, forms and aesthetics from across the world, presented within a contemporary British context.


What’s On

Dates for performances, events and activities

17 Feb '24Duncan Chapman’s SOUND WALKSDewsbury Town Hall, Dewbury
7 April '24MeltwaterROH, London
21 April '24MeltwaterROH, London
1 May '24Lullaby Sonic CradlePortsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth
2 May '24Lullaby Sonic CradleWoolwich Works, London
9 Jun '24/10:30amMorning Music at Jaipur Literature Festival LondonBritish Library, London
16 Jun '24/7:30pmMigration Matters Festival: Meltwater - Double bill with Hamsaz Ensemble presenting 'Echoes of Earth'Frith Hall, University of Sheffield, Sheffield
15 Sep '24/5pmSonic Threads @ Marsden MechanicsMarsden Mechanics, Huddersfield

Festival of Conversations

Manasamitra is excited to be developing the Festival of Conversations for Kirklees 2023. 

The Festival will connect with different community groups, leading conversation sessions to discover what is interesting, exciting, infuriating or amusing to the local people and to hear their stories. 


Latest News

The very latest updates and announcements about projects, commissions, performances and activities in the world of Manasamitra

  • Sonic Threads @ Marsden Mechanics
    Supriya Nagarajan and Lucy Nolan perform as ‘Sonic Threads’, Marsden Mechanics 15 September / 5pm. Duncan Chapman and Isobel Mortimer guest.
  • Morning Music
    Manasamitra presents Morning Music in the Jaipur Literature Festival London at the British Library, London. Sunday 9 June / 10:30am
  • Music with Manasamitra
    Music with Manasamitra No1 Raga Exploration: Unraveling the Emotions. Free creative enterprise session 14 June/1-5pm, St Paul’s Hall, HD1 3DH
  • Meltwater at the Royal Opera House
    Manasamitra presents MELTWATER, a water-focussed show, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on Sundays 7th & 21st April, 11:00am & 2:30pm
  • Sounds Of Dewsbury – Woven Strut 2
    Manasamitra presents Duncan Chapman’s SOUND WALKS as part of WOVEN’s STRUT 2 on Saturday 17th February, starting at Dewsbury Town Hall at 11am, 12.30 & 2pm. Free event.
  • Alai
    A new release – ALAI – has all the elements of Donna’s textured layers of electronic music combined with Supriya’s melodic voice interludes. The result is a WAVE of music that is subtle and yet exciting.

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Booking Now

Manasamitra productions currently available for booking.

Photo: Duncan Lomax
Photo: Duncan Lomax

The Sound of Tea

Manasamitra is excited and delighted to bring you The Sound of Tea –a show about our relationship with TEA.

After a year of working remotely and in digital format, we can present, live, new music and performance art mixed with visuals and soundscapes, participatory tea rituals and technology-filled tables with touch-screens for audience members to interact with the performance in real time.

Lullaby — Sonic Cradle

Lullaby – Sonic Cradle is an immersive music performance for family audiences and adults alike.

Dusk Notes

Inspired by the sounds of nature at dusk Manasamitra has created and recorded a suite of new music.

Slumber Stories

Stories from around the world swirl together with music to create the background to a restful and meditative bedtime story ritual.

Pranasa

A brand new ensemble that merges cultures, stretches musical boundaries and creates a space where new ideas can emerge from a place of friendship and the unmitigated joy of playing music that is un-scripted. 

Sonic Threads

Sonic Threads is an exciting and unique new duo consisting of internationally-renowned classical Indian vocalist Supriya Nagarajan and Lucy Nolan, classically-trained harpist and noted soloist in her own right.

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