London International Arts Festival (LIAF) 2013 Overview
Welcome to the world’s most-diverse music festival. London International Arts Festival (LIAF) is the ultimate festival experience that ignites in two exciting East London venues, Kenneth More Theatre in Ilford & Rich Mix in Bethnal Green. Carnatic, South Indian classical music and World music will take centre stage.
LIAF features both established and up-and-coming bands for performance slots during the event. This 4-day music blowout features 3 stages offering live music and workshops to diverse audience from the world. The festival celebrates diversity in music and features local, regional and national performers in genres including World, Jazz, Classical, folk and Contemporary.
This year’s festival, which will be held on Nov 2nd, 3rd, 8th & 10th, will continue to provide exciting and affordable entertainment for all ages and musical tastes, plus a variety of food, shopping and children’s activities. The festival happens in two venues, the Kenneth More Theatre (2nd & 3rd November), near to the Town Centre, Ilford and in Rich Mix (8th & 10th November), a popular music venue in East London.…. Come, celebrate Diwali thro arts!
Ticket prices (from): Priced per artist per venue.
Programme of Events HERE.
London International Arts Festival (LIAF) 2013 Event Info
The London International Arts Festival (LIAF) is a new annual event celebrating the diverse cultures of East London and beyond. 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 took 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.
Jyotsna explained the inspiration behind LIAF, “I have performed numerous Indian classical and contemporary concerts, and collaborated with many international artists to create music that cuts across many musical genres and geographies. Yet here in East London where I live – one of the most multi-cultural places on Earth – we did not have a quality arts festival reflecting this diversity.
I feel very passionately about LIAF. What started as a desire to showcase the very best of South Indian Carnatic music has expanded into far richer tapestry of music and arts originating from different continents.
Our exciting LIAF 2013 programme is full of fantastic, award-winning artists and musical legends. I am 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.”
Camping: No camping at this event – check out our ‘Book Hotels’ tab for other options.