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Who We Are
Shruthi UK is an artist led South Asian art organisation, established in 2005 in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Since its inception, the organisation is committed to develop the exposure and recognition of the rich Indian Culture through Music and dance and thereby creating avenues to educate,, learn , and sharing of information.
ShruthiUK serves primarily children and young adults across diverse communities in the West Midlands. We provide comprehensive training in South Indian Classical Dance and Music for children and young adults and the community at large. Our aim is to put inclusivity and creativity through arts education and bring together various communities and also those who share the passion for arts.
Pioneering Wellness through South Indian Classical Dance in the Midlands
ShruthiUK has pioneered to introduce wellness through South Indian classical dance in the Midlands since 2011. Using South Indian classical dance as a holistic healing to support people with Autism, Dementia, Alzheimers, Autism and young people with developmental and intellectual disabilities .
"Heartiest congratulations to the team at Shruthi UK on making the Thyagaraja Festival a highlight of its events calendar. Music of the Singing Saint is rejoiced by those in India and abroad and he is indeed a pride, among many, of our great nation. And with the 2017 UK-India Year of Culture, this event is of particular significance, one which makes us all so proud of our cultural roots and ancestral heritage."
The Birmingham Thyagaraja Festival 2021 was held in a virtual mode in 2021 due to the pandemic. But the fact that the festival is in its 7th year goes on to show the ample success it has had in previous years- in bringing together the music community, dance fraternity and all the art lovers all around Europe and world,.I extend my heartfelt felicitations to Dr.Chithra Ramakrishnan and ShruthiUK for organising the Birmingham Thyagaraja Festival This is also an opportunity for all of us to pay homage to the singing saint and composer Thyagaraja.
Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of West Midlands
Mayor of Solihull
Combined Mayor of the West Midlands
Chief Executive Officer, and Secretary General, UNESCO UK
Consul General of India in Birmingham
Her Majesty's Former Lord Lieutenant of West Midlands , Patron, ShruthiUK
Vice Chancellor, University College Birmingham
Director, The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland
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The UK National Commission for UNESCO is delighted to be able to support the Birmingham Thyagaraja Festival, (BTF), now in its 8th year! The festival brings together musicians and dancers from all over the country in celebration, providing a vital and inspiring exchange of cultural knowledge and tradition. The Commission wishes the festival every success this year, and in the years to come."
The festival showcases local talents and young people performing Indian classical music and dance, as well as including panel discussions exploring the various forms of music and dances of India. This celebratory event supports inclusive social development, fostering intercultural dialogue, protects, promotes, and transmits heritage, and fosters creativity and the diversity of cultural expressions.
Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “We look forward to the Birmingham Thyagaraja Festival - the annual festival of Indian classical music and dance in honour of Saint Thyagaraja – taking place virtually on Saturday 12th March 2022. The festival has received patronage from UNESCO-UK and is being supported by several local institutions as well as businesses from right across the UK and indeed around the world. This cultural collaboration brings together the British Indian community from around the Midlands and the wider UK as well as supporting the strengthening of the longstanding links between Britain and India. I am pleased to take this opportunity to send my best wishes to Shruthi UK and the BTF Team for a successful Thyagaraja festival.”
The 8th annual Birmingham Thyagaraja organized by ShruthiUK is a musical tribute to the great South Indian Singing Saint and composer Thyagaraja ji.The Nehru Centre is delighted to support the festival which features Indian classical and folk arts professionals and young people from across the globe who gather to offer a humble musical tribute. I send my best wishes to the festival organisers.' Mr.Amish Tripathi, Minister (Culture), Indian High Commission, UK & Director, Nehru Centre, London