About

Curated by the South Indian violinist Jyotsna Srikanth, London International Arts Festival (LIAF) celebrates the many colourful cultures of London’s historic East End in some of it’s landmark venues.

LIAF is host by Dhruv Arts, a UK-based not-for-profit organisation that provides music education and workshops for all ages along with performances of South Asian, Carnatic and world art forms.

The first LIAF took place in 2012 and has since featured artists from far and wide across the globe like India, Mexico, Serbia, Turkey, Greece, Poland and North America. Alongside world-class concerts, LIAF offers hands-on masterclasses providing a platform for cross-cultural multi-generational interaction.

what started as a desire to showcase the very best of South Indian Carnatic music has expanded into a far richer tapestry of music and arts orginating from different continents.

Festival founder, curator and violin virtuoso Jyotsna Srikanth says, “what started as a desire to showcase the very best of South Indian Carnatic music has expanded into a far richer tapestry of music and arts originating from different continents.”

2017’s line-up spotlights the capital’s best up-and-coming world music bands alongside premier South Indian classical artists at King’s Place, Rich Mix, Vortex Jazz and Redbridge Town Hall.