Kala Sangam is supported by a number of high profile patrons who have made significant contributions to the arts. With their continued support, we have been able to raise the profile of the organisation regionally, nationally and internationally.

To find out more about how you could become a patron, please call 01274 303340 or email:

Honourary Lifetime President:

Dr Geetha Upadhyaya OBE

 Dr Geetha, a Consultant in Metabolic Medicine and trained Bharatanatyam dancer, founded Kala Sangam in 1993 with her husband Dr. Shripati Upadhyaya. 

Read about the history of Kala Sangam here


David Lascelles – Earl of Harewood

David Lascelles, the 8th Earl of Harewood, is a film and television producer. Lord Harewood was involved in staging the hugely successful Carnival Messiah with Geraldine Connor, which took place on the grounds of the Harewood estate. Lord Harewood has long been an active and loyal supporter of Kala Sangam. He sat on the board of trustees for many years, and has recently become a patron for the organisation.

Lord Patel of Bradford OBE

Lord Kamlesh Kumar Patel OBE is a serving member in the House of Lords. He possesses a wide breadth of experience of chairing a range of organisations across the public and independent sector and has made a huge impact on policy areas including health, social care, crime, extremism, equality and human rights.