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.

Meltwater Performance

The MELTWATER performance is the culmination of Manasamitra’s ‘Terrarium’ project.


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


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.


Join Supriya to take a meditative journey into the world of Indian Ragas as they move through the day. The… Read More


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

Lullaby – Sonic Cradle @Radiophrenia Glasgow

Lullaby – Sonic Cradle travels to Radiophrenia Glasgow on the 15th of February 2022. Radiophrenia is a temporary radio station broadcasting on 87.9FM from the 7th to the 20th of February 2022 located at the Centre of Contemporary Arts (COMA) Glasgow.

WorldwideFM: Supriya Nagarajan Presents — 13.01.22

For the first show of 2022, Supriya draws listeners into a world of quiet and peace. For this edition Supriya… Read More

Tunes and Talk

We are bringing a monthly lunchtime concert to Dewsbury Minster. Our first musician is the wonderful Ali Bullivent. Ali Bullivent… Read More