London International Arts Festival (LIAF) 2012

London International Arts Festival (LIAF) 2012
Main Hall
Redbridge Town Hall
High Road

Starts: Fri 10th to Sun 12th August 2012


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The London International Arts Festival (LIAF) is a new annual event celebrating the diverse cultures of East London and beyond from 10-12 Aug 2012. It is organised by Dhruv Arts, which was formed in London in 2004 with the aim of promoting the traditional arts of South Asian music, dance, storytelling and visuals. As Dhruv evolved, it saw the need to provide a platform for contemporary and complimentary cultures and art forms, from which LIAF was born.

The inaugural LIAF will take place between 10 and 12 August 2012. Its curator is composer and violin virtuoso Jyotsna Srikanth, a co-founder of Dhruv Arts. She has programmed a fantastic weekend of live performances that feature Classical, Folk, Jazz and Contemporary music and dance from around the world, including India, Mexico, Serbia, Turkey & the USA.

Artists booked to appear include EYOT, Anja McCloskey, and Prakash Sontakke.

Ticket prices (from): Adult Three Day Festival Pass £60 + Day / Evening Tickets Available.

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Their exciting LIAF 2012 programme is full of fantastic, award-winning artists and musical legends. They are also keen to help develop emerging talent. With this in mind, a key part of the festival is to offer workshops so young artists can gain insight and hands-on experience from maestros of different musical genres.”

LIAF 2012 takes place at Redbridge Town Hall, a Grade 2 listed building located in the town centre among the main shopping precinct. This impressive Victorian landmark contains two spacious rooms, the Main Hall and Lambourne Room, both of which will be used for LIAF.

With a capacity of 675, the Main Hall will stage LIAF’s afternoon and evening concerts. These are all ticketed events. Lambourne Room will be open to the public, who can visit the indoor stalls as well as sample delicious Asian cuisine and beverages from LIAF’s kitchen all day long.


The London International Arts Festival is taking place at Redbridge Town Hall, 128- 142 High Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1DD.

The venue is located in the heart of Ilford town centre and is well-served by public transport. The nearest train station is Ilford, which is about 6 minutes walk away from the venue.

A variety of tube stations are a short bus journey away, including Gants Hill and Newbury Park (both on the Central Line) or East Ham (District Line). You can plan your journey on public transport through the Journey Planner on Transport for London’s website.

If travelling by road, please consult the RAC’s Route Planner for directions . There are plenty of car parks around the town centre, including on Chadwick Road, behind the Town Hall, and on nearby Ley Street. Do check in advance for closing times and costs, and plan accordingly.

Do bear in mind that the Olympics will be on at the same time as LIAF, so there may be changes and restrictions and heavier traffic on both roads and public transport routes into Ilford. Do check before you set off and allow plenty of time to reach them.

Plenty of good food and drink available throughout the weekend.