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Tara

Tara Theatre is an Asian led theatre company that champions creative diversity through the production, promotion and development of cross-cultural theatre. Tara Theatre works in schools and runs a studio, developing new writing, emerging artists, participatory arts and new audiences.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £206,000
  • 2013-2014: £210,738
  • 2014-2015: £216,217

Video feed

Kanjoos - The Miser Official Trailer

Touring February to March 2013 by Moliere adapted by Hardeep Singh Kohli & Jatinder Verma from a literal translation by Patricia Dreyfus Tara Arts creates global theatre for local audiences in south London, where east meets west. In spring 2013 Kanjoos -- The Miser embarks on a UK-wide tour. 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 according to Gandhian principles of relentless self-sacrifice. He hates spending money, whether on his household or his children, who are desperate for marriage and the fashionable Bolly life-style of Mumbai. This new version of Moliere's classic farce is a comedy for our times. "...this warm and funny show is just the tonic to counter the cold pinch of austerity" THE STAGE "a perfect jewelbox of a play" LIFE IN THE CHEAP SEATS READ FULL REVIEW ***** 5 STARS THE PUBLIC REVIEWS "...a bright, jokily-rhymed translation that has a dash of pantomime frivolity" BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

Gangnam Ratty Style - Dick Whittington goes Bollywood

Dick Whittington goes Bollywood features rats, rats and more rats! www.tara-arts.com

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 Guests: Earl the Rat Big Issue Man - Earlsfield Cast - Dick Whittington goes Bollywood Amy Briggs, Ine Van Riet, Jakob Berger Special Thanks: The citizens Earlsfield & Garratt Lane Earlsfield Station - without which our film would have no substance www.tara-arts.com/whats-on/dick-whittington-goes-bollywood

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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. LINK http://wefund.com/project/kanjoos-the-miser/p44755/ The perks: £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 http://tara-arts.com/whats-on/kanjoos--the-miser 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.

Louis de Bernières interview - Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World @ Tara Theatre & BAC

Best-selling author Louis de Bernieres talks about his play for voices - Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World. A 60 minute multi sensory performance based around local characters in Earlsfield, south west London, where Louis grew up and where Tara Theatre is today.

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

Uprising will tour theatres and literary festivals in the summer 2011/

MIRANDA Promo

Promo of Hit 2010 Edinburgh Festival show

Sailing to Britain - creating theatre from untold stories - Powerpoint presentation

The 3rd and final powerpoint presentation from the Sailing to Britain exhibition at the Museum of Croydon, April - June 2010. Part of Sailing to Britain, TARA Arts' 3 year arts and heritage project for young people from across London, culminating in a performance on a boat on the Thames in 2012

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 admin@tara-arts.com www.sailingtobritain.blogspot.com www.tara-arts.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.

Finding Stories

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! Cast: Sarah Ball Kiran Huran Nyla Levy Remaine Slight Filiz Ozcan Pauline Nakirya Tom Kanji

TARA's Sailing to Britain 2009 Montage

A montage of still and moving images, set to the haunting music of Nitin Sawhney. This video will give viewers a taste of the sights and sounds which will be explored during TARA's summer project for 14 - 22 year olds. The project runs until 2012, when the final performance will be on a boat sailing down the River Thames! Sailing to Britain will be a new piece of theatre inspired by the Lascars, who were African and Asian sailors who worked on British ships. Many of them settled in London and participants of the project will be exploring their stories and uncovering hidden facts. People taking part will then be able to decide which of their findings they want to turn into a short performance, and will decide the style and content of the show. Sailing to Britain is FREE, and is open to anyone aged 14 22. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and discover new areas of London during the Summer Holidays. You will get the chance as a team to create an innovative and exciting piece of theatre. This summer we are running 3 workshops in Croydon, Greenwich and at TARA Studio. The dates are: TASTER WORKSHOP Saturday 20th June at 10am 12am at GREENWICH THEATRE Saturday 20th June at 3pm 5pm at CROYDON CLOCKTOWER Sunday 21st June at 10am 12am at TARA STUDIO This is a chance to come along and get a feel for what the project will be like. MAIN WORKSHOPS Saturday 25th July Friday 7th August, 10am 4pm at CROYDON CLOCKTOWER Monday 10th Friday 21st August, 10am 4pm at TARA STUDIO Wednesday 19th Saturday 29th August, 10am 4pm at GREENWICH THEATRE Week 1: Will be spent exploring the Lascars in London, including trips on the Thames and workshops. Week 2: Will be spent creating a show to perform to friends and family on the last afternoon. If you would like more information or would like to book a place on one of the workshops, please call Sarah on 020 8333 4457 or email admin@tara-arts.com Check out the Sailing to Britain blog: http://sailingtobritain.blogspot.com/ Find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=193625490505&ref=share

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