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Prelude to Thyagaraja Festival 2015

Mayor of Solihull Cllr Kate Wild honoured . Also present in the picture : Dhiren Katwa,Senior News Editor,Asian Voice, Chithra Ramakrishnan

PictureHer Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant Paul Sabapathy CBE presenting the certificate of recognition to the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of the West Midlands Satinder Kaur Taunque OBE at the Birmingham Thyagaraja Festival 2015, in lieu of the International Women’s Day 2015


It was a great event requiring huge efforts and organisational responsibilites. It is a great contribution to India’s cultural heritage.May God bless you with immense energy and enthusiasm to carry forward this noble mission. Mr.B.C.Pradhan, Acting Consul General of India, Indian High Commission, Birmingham

ShruthiUK extends its heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful participants, performers and professional artists who have supported us so well and made this festival a big success. Have a blessed musical year ahead.


Event Schedule for the Birmingham Thyagaraja Festival 2015

Sunday 8th March 2015
9.00 a.m. Registration
9.30 a.m Performances-Solo and group presentations
12 p.m. Lunch break (40 minutes)

Post noon session
12. 40 p.m. Performances – solo and group presentation
2.30 p.m. Pancharatna Krithis -Group presentation
3.25 p.m. Vote of thanks

We look forward to seeing BBC WM @ The Birmingham Thyagaraja Festival 2015 on Sunday, the 8th of March’15


Birmingham Thyagaraja Festival 2015

Date: 8th March. 2015

Venue: Shirley Community Association, 274 Stratford Road, Shirely, Solihull, West Midlands, B903AD

Time: 09.30 am to 3.30pm

Inviting all Musicians, music & art lovers.
Please join us in this exclusive musical treat!
You are all cordially invited.

A music festival to celebrate the birthday of the Singing Saint and Composer Thyagaraja

Birmingham Thyagaraja Festival

Thyagaraja Festival is one of the most popular Annual South Indian Classical Music Festival celebrated all over the world to honor and pay homage to the great Singing Saint Thyagaraja.On this day, Carnatic musicians from all over gather,participate and perform in this festival. This also provides a great platform for all upcoming musicians and music lovers to showcase their talent and pay tribute to the Singing Saint for his contribution to Carnatic Music.

The festival aims to promote the vibrant Indian Culture and create great awareness of this rich and diverse style of music to the community.

Inviting all artists, musicians and music lovers. Please submit the form below and send it to info@shruthiuk.com
There are several activities,quizzes and competitions for kids throughout the day.


Competition for children

Colouring competition for kids between 4 – 7 years

Younger children will have a great opportunity to colour and learn more about the various composers and the different Hindu deities, which is essential to Carnatic Music.

Children are please requested to bring in their own colouring sets. The winners will be announced at the festival and all the participants will be awarded a certificate of participation.

Carnatic quiz for children between 8 – 16 years

Trivia questions for children about Carnatic Music, its composers and famous musicians, and aspects of swara (notes) and thala (rhythm ).

Creative Writing competition for children and young adults

To inspire children and young adults to write and enhance their creativity and learning


An ode to the great musician and composer Thyagaraja

Inviting submissions from children.
There are two categories:
Juniors- 6 to 8 years – a half page A4 page write up
Seniors – 8 – 15 years – a full A4 page write up. Your write up must be all your words.

Please submit your write up typed and single sided and double spaced and mail it to info@shruthiuk.com
Competition is open to all children 15 years and under.
Attractive prizes to be won.There will be one overall winner of the competition and two runners up.
Please include your age and address along with your submission
Winners will be announced on the 8th of March 2015.

Good luck with your writing! Attractive prizes to be won!

Winner’s write up will be published on several websites.

Closing date: February 24th 2015

Entries should be mailed @ info@shruthiuk.com


Participation in the Festival

Event start time : 9.00 a.m. Registration

There will be various presentations of Carnatic Music, Bharatanatyam, and String instruments by children & adults & professional artists

Lunch break – 1.00 pm-2.00 pm

Prize/awards distribution, followed by Pancharatna Krithis- Group presentation.

All solo entries (Juniors) will be for a maximum of 5 minutes and are on a first come first basis. This is to give every aspiring artist an opportunity to perform on that day.

Concert presentations (professionals/ music teachers) will be for a maximum of 15 minutes. Please do not elaborate on the alapana, neraval and kalpana swaram.

Please inform if you wish to have an accompaniment for the concert or you would be arranging it on oyur own.
For all group performances, kindly send in your submissions either by filling in the registration form below or mail to info@shruthiuk.com

All are invited to join in the ‘Pancharathnam Krithis group presentations’

The final list of confirmed participants will be published shortly.