The 2nd Annual Indian Summer Festival starts next week and will showcase top talent from South Asia (music, dance, literature, film, arts, cuisine, wellness) in conversation with Canadian counterparts.
Running from July 5th to July 15th, 2012 at the festival begins with the opening gala: A Culinary Tour of India with Vikram Vij & Friends at W2 Media Cafe. Other events include Life in the Limelight: Sharmila Tagore & Five Decades of Indian Cinema at SFU Theatre Surrey, The Other Side of Silence, With Urvashi Butalia at SFU on West Hastings, the Lit and Sound Cabaret, and more.
Throughout Indian Summer there will be free Bollywood groove sessions and Bhangra moves for all ages in the Woodward’s Complex Atrium.
There is also an art installation at the Audain Gallery from Raqs Media Collective called The Primary Education of the Autodidact with a window installation that will be viewable from the street at 111 W Hastings Street (between Cambie & Abbott) through September 4, 2012.
Tickets for these events and more are currently available, ranging from $10 to $60, and the free events in the Woodward’s atrium do not require tickets — just drop in. Follow Indian Summer on Twitter and Facebook for more information and event updates.