Gangnam Rat Style
Tara Arts' Rat themed version of PSY's Gangnam Style with Earl the rat & friends in and around Earlsfield. In aid of Dick Whittington Goes Bollywood by Harvey Virdi, Tara Arts' Christmas pantomime.
Music: PSY - Gangnam Style
Earl the Rat
Big Issue Man - Earlsfield
Cast - Dick Whittington goes Bollywood
Amy Briggs, Ine Van Riet, Jakob Berger
The citizens Earlsfield & Garratt Lane
Earlsfield Station - without which our film would have no substance
Kanjoos - The Miser Fundraising Video
We are giving you the opportunity to help Tara Arts raise money towards costumes for its upcoming production: Kanjoos - The Miser.
This link to our WeFund page will show you exactly how you can get your hands on a bunch of perks in exchange for your generous donations.
£10 - Mention in the show's programme as a donor.
£20 - Mention in the programme and the show's poster signed by Hardeep Singh Kohli.
£50 - The above and a free ticket to the show
£100 - A mention in the programme, a signed poster and 2 free tickets to the show
£250 - The above and a concession code for Tara Art's season brochure. This will give you a discount on all tickets you purchase from Tara Arts all season long.
£500 - The above and lunch with Hardeep Singh Kohli
£1,000 - Dinner for 4 people cooked by Hardeep Singh Kohli
Kanjoos - the Miser by Moliere
adapted by Hardeep Singh Kohli & Jatinder Verma
from a literal translation by Patricia Dreyfus.
26th September - 13th October at Tara Arts
Moliere's classic comedy Kanjoos (Hindi for "miser") is transported from 17th century France to modern India.
In the money-mad maelstrom of modern Mumbai lurks Harjinder makhi choos ("flea-sucking miser"). A man obsessed with hoarding his wealth by adhereing strictly to Gandhi's principles of minimum dress and food. Harjinder hates spending money with a passion, whether it be on his household or his children who themselves are desperate for marriage and obsessed with the "Bolly" lifestyle of Mumbai.
This new version of Moliere's classic farce is a comedy for our times. When the age of austerity is pitched firmly up against the ever increasing desire to consume, sparks will fly.
Uprising 2012 with Alex Wheatle MBE
Alex Wheatle is the author of seven critically acclaimed novels. Uprising is inspired by his first book, Brixton Rock (1999), which tells the story of a 16-year old boy of mixed race, in 1980s Brixton. Uprising is his story in his own words, illustrating his journey from living in a social service run hostel in Brixton, drug running and prison to writing 7 best-selling novels.
Louis de Bernieres on Earlsfield
Louis de Bernieres lived in Earlsfield, south west London for 10 years. He was so enchanted by the place that he wrote a radio play about the area and local characters "Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World."
The production has been transformed into a multi-sensory show for theatre audiences and played for the first time in Earlsfield 11 years after being published.
Louis talks about how Earlsfield has changed and what inspired him so about the area in the first place.
Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World is showing at Tara Theatre 27 - 29 March 2012.
Uprising 2011 with Alex Wheatle MBE
Marking the 30th anniversary of the Brixton riots, award winning author Alex Wheatle MBE presents his moving and autobiographical story of how he became a writer.
Uprising will tour theatres and literary festivals in the summer 2011/
SS Maloja - Powerpoint presentation
A powerpoint presentation from the Sailing to Britain exhibition at the Museum of Croydon, April - June 2010.
Part of TARA Arts' SAILING TO BRITAIN a three year arts and heritage project for young people from across London, culminating in a performance on a boat on the River Thames in 2012.
Sailing to Britain - Exhibition powerpoint 1
1 of 3 powerpoint presentations from the Sailing to Britain exhibition at the Museum of Croydon, April - June 2010.
Part of TARA Arts' SAILING TO BRITAIN www.sailingtobritain.blogspot.com
Sailing to Britain 2009
Some highlights from Sailing to Britain 2009.
Young People aged 14 - 22 took part in 3 10-day workshops in Croydon, Wandsworth and Greenwich. Their task was to uncover the hidden stories of lascars; migrant sailors from Africa and Asia who worked on British Merchant Ships. They then turned their findings into 3 new pieces of theatre.
Sailing to Britain is TARA's 3 year arts and heritage project for young people, culminating in a performance on a boat on the River Thames in 2012.
For information on the project please contact Sarah Clews, Participation Officer on 020 8333 4457 or email@example.com
The Black Album Audience Reactions
Hanif Kureishis witty stage adaptation of his strikingly prescient and acclaimed novel, The Black Album, humorously considers how the events of 1989 have shaped todays world, where fundamentalism battles liberalism. Hear audince reactions after watching the play at the National Theatre.
The Black Album trailer
Hanif Kureishis witty stage adaptation of his strikingly prescient and acclaimed novel, The Black Album, humorously considers how the events of 1989 have shaped todays world, where fundamentalism battles liberalism.
Participants from the Sailing to Britain Workshop in Croydon used current newspapers as inspiration for stories.
Sailing to Britain Croydon workshop Week 1
Participants from the Croydon Sailing to Britain workshop had to bring in an item that is important to them. These then became the starting points for short scenes. Here are some by Indus group.
Sailing to Britain Taster Workshop
This piece of theatre was created by the participants of TARA's Sailing to Britain taster workshop on Sunday 21st June 2009.
The young people created this having spent less than 2 hours learning about lascars. Imagine the work they will create after spending 2 weeks on the project in the summer!