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and celebrate arts and ideas from across Asia

Latest News & Events

Open Up Series

with Sahej Rahal

Bagri Foundation was pleased to interview Mumbai-based artist Sahej Rahal as part of the The Open Up series. It is now available on IGTV and Youtube to watch.

The series features online interviews with artists about what drives them and their work. Looking at their inspiration and what is important to them today. 

Find out more about our guests and links to their interviews here. 

The Bottom Drawer

with Sharlene Teo
now released!

Bagri Foundation is pleased to interview author Sharlene Teo as part of The Bottom Drawer series. 

Recorded on 10 August, the full interview is now available on Youtube and IGTV. She shared her early efforts at writing Ponti, as well as some of her most inspirational books, and a sneak peek at her next novel. 

Wrapped objects from 'wrapping' rehearsal. Image courtesy of the artist.

Microcosmic Orbit

Noel Ed De Leon with Tran Thu Trang
14 August, 1pm BST

The Bagri Foundation is looking forward to the second event in the work Microcosmic Orbit by Noel Ed De Leon, winner of the Lectures & Courses category in our open call At Home in the World. With guest anthropologist/activist Tran Thu Trang, they explore ‘wrapping’ and the dynamics of visibility and invisibility which migrants often face.

Mark your calendars to watch this event live on Facebook at 1pm BST on 14 August. More info to be added here on our events page.

Still from Hank & Asha

Last weekend to watch free films
Until 19 August

Don’t forget to watch feature films and in-conversations for free over at as part of the digital offer for the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival! 

Check out the full line-up on our events page.  

Loving Lonely, a Conversation

Shagufta Iqbal
Live on 19 August
1pm BST

The Bagri Foundation is looking forward to premiering the final work and event by poet Shagufta Iqbal. As winner of our Written Word category in our open call At Home in the World, Iqbal has been sharing images and short poems with us throughout July.  

Following her live poetry performance, she will be joined by Bridget Hart, Burning Eye Books co-editor for a Q&A.

Mark your calendars to watch this event live on Facebook at 1pm BST on 19 August. More details on the event here.

Jashn-e-Rekhta UK

Virtual online festival of Urdu!
5-6 September

The largest Urdu festival in the world comes to the UK!

Jashn-e-Rekhta (JeR) UK will be no ordinary virtual festival – for the first time, it creates an immersive and interactive platform that echoes the experience of Rekhta’s unique Delhi festival since 2016.  JeR presents 32 digital sessions across three stages over the weekend.

Find out more here.

Pictured: detail from two Nath yoginis, North India, Mughal, about 1750. ©The Trustees of the British Museum

Tantra: enlightenment to revolution

New Dates!
24 September - 24 January

The Bagri Foundation is delighted to announce new dates for the Tantra exhibition at the British Museum.

As lead supporter for this exhibition, we are over the moon to finally open up the incredible research and over 100 objects from India, Nepal, Tibet, Japan and the UK, from the seventh century AD to the present.

Find out more about the project here.

Portrait of Shezad Dawood. Photo: Sue Parkhill.

30 Artists, 30 Years

Shezad Dawood

See our latest post with Shezad Dawood as part of our programme 30 Artists, 30 Years. Consisting of thirty interviews with visual artists, musicians, performers, academics, journalists, writers and storytellers whose work we have supported, we honour our 30th anniversary. 

Follow us on social media @bagrifoundation or on the hashtag #Bagri30years to see the interviews as they are released over the coming weeks. Read the full stories here.

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