June 30, 2013 by J D
Wow! what a success August’s London International Arts Festival [LIAF] was! A product of 18 months of creative manoeuvre by festival curator Jyotsna Srikanth helped LIAF establish as the youngest and the most eclectic arts festival of London. Drawing audiences from Dundee to East of Essex and filling a 674 capacity venue was a big achievement. Find festival picture-collages and highlights.
Our exciting LIAF 2012 programme featured 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’s objective is to offer workshops so young artists can gain insight and hands-on experience from maestros of different musical genres. I am too happy that the workshops were so well attended”
LIAF 2012 took place at Redbridge Town Hall, a Grade 2 listed building located in the town centre among the main shopping precinct. This impressive Victorian landmark contains two spacious rooms, the Main Hall and Lambourne Room, both of which was fully used for LIAF.
With a capacity of 675, the Main Hall staged LIAF’s Matinee (afternoon) and Evening concerts. These were all ticketed events. Each session featured at least two top class performances – do visit the Line Up section of our website to see the full LIAF 2012 programme and to read about the wonderful LIAF artists.
Thanks for coming and being a part of East-London arts history, the London International Arts Festival.
I feel very passionate 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.