To contact a member of the team, please call (01274) 303340 or email:
academy[at]kalasangam.org for Academy and classes
bookings[at]kalasangam.org for Venues and room bookings
info[at]kalasangam.org for all other enquiries
Head of Programmes & Business DevelopmentView LinkedIn profile
Ajit joined Kala Sangam 1997 on a PATH placement. He has obtained a Diploma in Management Studies by Cambridge Online Learning and is currently studying for an MBA. In his spare time, Ajit learns to play the Tabla and enjoys listening to music.
Admin & Performance Officer
Fiona joined Kala Sangam in November 2009, having previously worked for the organisation in 2005-6. Her role is to provide comprehensive administration support for the company and to assist in developing systems to monitor and report on organisational performance. Fiona is a part-qualified accountant with over 10 years experience. She holds a degree in Business Economics from the University of Liverpool.
Artistic Director/CEOView LinkedIn profile
Geetha Upadhyaya is CEO and Artistic Director at Kala Sangam. She was a Consultant Pathologist, with a particulat interest in the health benefits of practising arts. Having a postgraduate degree in classical Indian dance and music, her main interests are cross art collaborations, choreography and music. Geetha’s aim is to establish Kala Sangam at St Peter’s House as a national centre for South Asian arts, heritage and culture.
Marketing and Audience DevelopmentView LinkedIn profile
Helen joined Kala Sangam in July 2011. She manages the marketing and communications at Kala Sangam, promoting the work of the organisation and developing new audiences. Helen is a CIM-qualified marketer with eight years experience, much of it in the cultural and arts sector. In her spare time, she enjoys arts & crafts and furniture restoration.
Ifty is the welcoming face of our reception desk. He coordinates bookings and assists with the running of St Peter’s House.
Arts Projects Officer
Pavan Sembi is a community/craft and textiles artist based in Bradford. Her role at Kala Sangam is to manage arts projects with young people and famillies. She has over ten years of experience in arts and community based projects throughout the region and beyond.
Centre CoordinatorView LinkedIn profile
Steve joins Kala Sangam with over 20 years of experience in the arts, events and venue management sector, the last six of which have been spent providing stewarding and security to some of the biggest events in the UK, including the British Grand Prix, John Smith’s Grand National, V Festival and Global Gathering. Steve has worked on major music tours such as Take That, JLS and Green Day, and has also managed the stewarding and security at Burnley Football Club for three seasons. Steve’s theatre experience has seen him manage ten West End theatres including the world famous London Palladium, and regional theatres across the country from Eastbourne to Liverpool.
Finance ManagerView LinkedIn profile
Philip manages all aspects of the finances at Kala Sangam from making sure bills are paid on time to producing the accounts. He has worked in the field of charity finance and governance for the last four years having previously worked mainly in the NHS. Philip’s interests include Permaculture (Google it!), cycling and the outdoors.