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Saudha International Literature Festival showcase

September 9 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Join OPL and Saudha for an afternoon of poetry, art, and expression!

On September 9th, from 3pm til 6pm at The Community Works we will be collaborating with Saudha Society of Poetry and Indian Music for a free afternoon of creativity. This festival preaches the art and beauty of imagination, languages from different cultural heritages through talks, reading, and performances.

Saudha brings new literature from different languages and different cultural heritages through this unique festival happening all around the UK.

Curated by poet Ahmed Kaysher, in collaboration with Oxford Poetry Library and Oxford-based literary magazine La Ninfa Eco, this afternoon will feature haunting spoken-word performances from medieval and pre-medieval manuscripts of different languages (with English translation), brief poetry-theatres (theatrical presentations of poetry), readings by contemporary poets from different cultural heritages (with English translation), and talks on new literature and new movements.

Saudha Society of Poetry and Indian Music is a leading platform for South Asian as well other global classical arts. Saudha is critically acclaimed for its series of experimental productions merging poetry, music and painting seamlessly so that each can complement each other. Saudha has attracted a diverse source of audiences from all different heritages through its series of presentations of mingling and bridging different arts from different corners of the world as the way of interpreting each other.

The event is free but please register here so we know you’re coming!

About Saudha
Saudha’s production Frida Kahlo Through Indian Classical Music at the Royal Albert Hall has been highly praised by prominent ethno-musicologists, music and literature connoisseurs of the city and beyond. Saudha’s Lyrics of Love at the SouthBank Centre and at Edinburgh Fringe, Chayanaut through Sebastian Bach at the House of Commons, Taste of Twilight at ICCR, Kolkata and the Welsh Parliament were critically acclaimed by major media and musicologists.
During the pandemic, Saudha took the historic initiative to connect leading musicians, writers, poets, painters and filmmakers from all across the world through virtual platforms, an initiative hugely appreciated by the international audiences.


The Community Works
21 Park End Street
Oxford, OX1 1HH United Kingdom
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