Kala Sangam 19th August 2019

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Kala Sangam invites audiences to ‘Pay What You Decide’ in 2019

We’ve introduced a Pay What You Decide scheme to coincide with the start of our new, inspiring programme of events this spring. As we continue to invite old and new audiences into our arts centre, by placing Bradford and its diverse communities at the heart of everything we do.

Pay What You Decide not only allows audiences to pay what you can afford, rather than a fixed ticket price, but also removes the financial risk of buying a ticket for a show in advance without knowing whether you are going to enjoy it or not. Tickets are still available to book in advance as usual, but there is no obligation for you to pay until after you have seen the show. You can then decide on a price that you think is suitable based on your experience, which means if you haven’t enjoyed it at all, you don’t have to pay anything.

Creative Director Alex Croft said:

“We’re really excited about the programme we’ve pulled together for this Spring and we want as many people as possible to experience these fantastic performances. If you’ve ever been curious about what we do there’s never been a better time to visit Kala Sangam, and with Pay What You Decide you can come along, risk free!”

This season showcases an eclectic mix of dance, music, exhibitions, poetry, theatre and discussions. See some of the best traditional South Asian dance styles performed with modern day themes, from the likes of award-winning Seeta Patel with a Bharatanatyam interpretation of The Rite of Spring (23 May), to YAATRA (2 May) performed by British Indian artist Jaivant Patel. There will also be two world premieres this Spring, starting with a Mixed Programme (21 Mar) of contemporary dance by Leeds-based dance company Mobius Dance and a performance of Crackle. Dust. (13 Apr) unveiling women’s resilience through movement, live sound and spoken word by Company of Others.

There are several interesting exhibitions taking place this spring, including Textiles Now (31 Jan) by Bradford Photographer Tim Smith, who will be exhibiting photos about Bradford’s textile history up to the present day. Autism / This Is Me (4 Apr) by Saima Kaur, captures the difficulties and delights of having a child who doesn’t fit into the average world. The season ends with Humanising (30 May), an exhibition of paintings from BIASAN that humanise refugees and asylum seekers, rather than showing them as victims.

This Is Who I Am (21 Feb) presents first-hand accounts of LGBT+ people seeking asylum in the UK with ice&fire and the Peace Museum, International Women’s Day is celebrated with performances of The Vagina Monologues (6-8 Mar) by the Surviving Sistas.

With two incredible music performances of Qawaali (9 Feb) and Gospel (27 Apr), and a new Poetry Open Mic Night (14 Mar), there’s something for everyone.

See the full programme here.

Tickets for our Spring Season are now on sale, to book visit our home page or call the Box Office on 01274 303340.

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