The Weirdness of Water: an Evening with Alok Jha
Alok Jha reads from The Water Book and talks about “the unexpected weirdness of water and why it’s because of that weirdness that life exists on Earth”.
Jan Courtney and Juicy Crones – A Festival of Conversations event
Join us for a wonderful, uplifting and funny evening of conversation, laughter and literature. Manasamitra is overjoyed to welcome Jay Courtney, as our second Festival of Conversations event, to read from her new book Juicy Crones and lead a conversation about the joys and challenges of being an older woman.
Life That Has Been
A drop-in event ahead of Dying Matters Awareness Week. You are invited to contribute to the recording of our soundscape with Duncan from Manasamitra. Please bring something you would like to share, an object, poem, photograph or memory.
In Conversation with Dame Evelyn Glennie
Festival of Conversations launches with a unique In Conversation event with Dame Evelyn Glennie, mediated by Supriya Nagarajan, Artistic Director of Manasamitra
Festival of Conversations
Manasamitra is delighted to announce the Launch of the Festival of Conversations 2023, with In Conversation with Dame Evelyn Glennie on 11th May 2023 at Dewsbury Town Hall.
The Festival will continue with a series of talks, seminars and forum events that will form the basis of the Festival of Conversations throughout 2023. We are currently leading conversation sessions with different community groups to see what is interesting, exciting, infuriating or amusing to the local people.
Sounds of Dewsbury
Manasamitra has been commissioned by Beam to deliver Sounds of Dewsbury as a part of the Dewsbury Creative Town Arts programme. Working with local communities and artists we will compile a digital record of the town through memories, stories and sounds, resulting in a series of podcasts. These will act at ‘virtual tour guides’, pointing out places of interest with associated personal stories or local history.
Sonic Threads Launch
Sonic Threads is an exciting and unique new duo that will launch in February 2023. Sonic Threads consists of internationally-renowned classical Indian vocalist Supriya Nagarajan and Lucy Nolan, classically-trained harpist and noted soloist in her own right.
Inspired by Jazz legend Alice Coltrane and her love of Indian philosophy, Sonic Threads creates and performs music that is gentle, contemplative and uplifting, combining the traditions of Indian Carnatic vocals with Western contemporary classical harp music and developing their own new and unique sound.
Meltwater — Evening of extracts and talks
The Dewsbury Minster evening will be an evening of extracts from the full concert, with a talk about the beginnings of the project and the making of the performance.
The MELTWATER performance is the culmination of Manasamitra’s ‘Terrarium’ project.
WORLDWIDEFM: SUPRIYA NAGARAJAN PRESENTS — 08.09.22
It is the end of a scorching summer and a season of festivals across the UK. Now, time to sit… Read More
Tunes & Talk: September 2022 — Matías Reed
After taking a short break, Tunes and Talk is back on 8 September at Dewsbury Minster. Featured artist, guitarist Matīas Reed
Supriya Nagarajan joins MUSIC PATRON
Supriya Nagarajan is part of the first ever cohort of composers on Music Patron, a new game-changing initiative aiming to… Read More
Manasamitra Mentoring Showcase 2022
Manasamitra is delighted to present a showcase of work created by our 2022 cohort of amazing women composers. The Manasamitra… Read More
WORLDWIDEFM: SUPRIYA NAGARAJAN PRESENTS — 11.08.22
Supriya Nagarajan presents: An incredible summer so far with a trip to Australia to work with a Tibetan ensemble, performance… Read More
Posse of Fireflies
Posse of Fireflies is a personal journey that spans decades and explores the interesting impacts of light pollution on insects particularly fireflies.
A Circle of Songs
‘A Circle of Songs’ will celebrate and explore wedding traditions.
MELTWATER is an immersive a 60-minute music and performance event focussing on ‘water’ as an environmental disruptor.
WORLDWIDEFM: SUPRIYA NAGARAJAN PRESENTS — 14.07.22
Join Supriya to take a meditative journey into the world of Indian Ragas as they move through the day. The… Read More
WORLDWIDEFM: SUPRIYA NAGARAJAN PRESENTS — 09.06.22
For her anniversary show, Supriya takes you on a journey into Portugal, playing back her recent concert at the Casa… Read More
Lullaby: Sonic Cradle at WOMAD ’22
Luke Jerram’s touring art work “The Museum of the Moon” to the Secret Forest; a 7m diameter internally lit sphere… Read More
Tunes & Talk: July 2022 — Maddie Morris and Lilian Grace
Maddie Morris, winner of the BBC Radio 2 young folk award 2019 and Lilian Grace Recipient of the 2017 Bernard… Read More
Tunes & Talk: June 2022 — Satnam Galsian and John Hogg
Tunes & Talk with Satnam Galsian and John Hogg
WorldwideFM: Supriya Nagarajan Presents — 12.05.22
Returning from a spiritually refreshing trip to India, Supriya discusses her latest work on the subject of Water and also… Read More
Call-Out For Local Artists – Dewsbury / Kirklees
Are you a storyteller, musician or performance artist based and/or working primarily in Dewsbury / Kirklees? Manasamitra is looking for local artists to take part in our TERRARIUM project and to form a part of our local team for more work as a part of Kirklees 2023.
Tunes & Talk: May 2022 — Stiofán Ó Treabhair
Tunes & Talk with Stiofán Ó Treabhair, an Irish-Scottish vocalist, guitarist and bouzoukist, His set encompasses traditional Celtic folk, jazz fusion and cross genre compositions.
WorldwideFM: Supriya Nagarajan Presents — 10.03.22
March is a month of contemplation, marking the end of winter and seeing some early signs of spring so Supriya… Read More
Tunes & Talk: March 2022 — Hebble
Tunes & Talk with Hebble, Live music and conversation at Dewsbury Minster, 10 March, 12pm
Café Oto – Amaya (Supriya Nagarajan & Duncan Chapman) with Simon Limbrick
Meltwater is a collaborative improvised performance, dDrawing on South Indian ragas and two years of improvisation over the internet this is the first time the three performers have been in the same room together!
Mapping the Music Countdown
The countdown is on for #MappingtheMusic at the HepworthGallery which starts tomorrow. We will be doing a series of FREE… Read More
WorldwideFM: Supriya Nagarajan Presents — 10.02.22
With the new year rolling on into Feb, Supriya draws listeners into the world of online collaborations by featuring three… Read More