10-19 August

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The Purvai Festival 2017 will take place in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides over several months from autumn to winter 2017. The main festival will be 10-19th August.

Collector Extraordinaire exhibition – 12 Aug – 18 Nov 2017: at Museum nan Eilean Inspired by the Mackenzie Collection of Asian art and antiquities collected by Stornoway-born Colin Mackenzie.

Across the duration of the exhibition Purvai will deliver a festival and series of events encompassing Gaelic and Asian culture including.

The Festival week will also include a packed programme of concerts and talks from artists including Kathak dance workshop, a writers’ event with Edinburgh Book Festival, a special curator’s talk, visual and performing arts and a specially prepared children’s drumming & singing performance

Don’t miss this amazing programme of events:

Thur 10- 8pm: Roopa Panesar and Dalbir Singh Rattan, Indian Classical Sitar and Tabla Concert*
Sat 12 Aug – 11.30am: Sona Datta: Ancient Monuments of Mahabalipuram*
Tue 15 Aug – 7pm: New Passages Literature Cabaret with Edinburgh Book Festival*
Tue 15 Aug, – 8.15pm: Aziz Ibrahim, acclaimed guitarists artist talk*
Wed 16 Aug – 5.30pm (Martin’s Memorial Hall)- Kathak dance workshop
Wed 16 Aug – 8pm: Kaviraj Singh Dhadyalla Indian classical Santoor Concert*
Thur 17 Aug – 6.30pm:  Purvai  Indian Feast
Fri 18 Aug – 8pm:  Yatra: Journey, new musical score of Indian Raag and Gaelic Vocal traditions
Sat 19 Aug – 3pm:  Purvai children’s drumming and singing performance
Sat 19 Aug – 9pm:  Purvai Club Night with Deljeem and Fraser *

Full Festival Pass: A Purvai festival pass for all the Auditorium events* can be purchased for £30 or £25 for concessions/members.

Book your Purvai Pass here

Individual event tickets are also available, with concerts £12/10 and talks £5/£3

Purvai events will continue throughout 2017.  Sign up to our mailing list (ticking the Purvai option) to get all the latest news about Purvai.

Purvai project 2017 has been made possible by funding from Event Scotland year of History Heritage and Archaeology and Heritage Lottery Funding.