The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival is proud to work with amazing community groups across London and the UK.
KannadigaruUK (KUK) works with many other Kannada groups across UK and Indian Cultural organizations like Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kalapremi, and Arts Council UK etc who encourage their noble cause. In addition KUK work closely with the Indian High Commission in London, NRI Forum and Kannada Abhivruddi Pradhikara from Karnataka Government. With these strong partnerships, they are forging ahead to achieve their vision.
Little Kolkata is a culinary love letter from Prabir Kumar Chattopadhyay and Biswajit Deb Das to their hometown, known to many as the City of Joy. The restaurant reflects the contrasts, quirks and all the things they miss about Kolkata, from family to the simple living and occasional pandemonium of its vibrant and colourful streets. But most of all it is about the city’s food; a unique combination of flavours and textures derived from all those that have passed through India’s oldest port, with Chinese, British, French, Portuguese and Swiss influences as prevalent as those from other parts of India. Even the restaurant itself is a homage to Kolkata’s transience and blending of old and new, with handmade terracotta tableware and antique flooring lending traditional touches to a modern setting in London’s Covent Garden.
London Sharad Utsav
A charity registered in the UK, London Sharad Utsav are an association of like-minded enthusiasts based in London. Their key objective is to foster the rich cultural heritage of India through various socio-cultural events (e.g., music, arts, drama, cultural, culinary and community festivals). Their flagship event has been organising one of the largest Durga Pujas in the world at the historic Ealing Town Hall in West London.
Bengal Heritage Foundation
A nodal non-for-profit organisation formed with a view to bringing together Bengali organisations, including London Sharad Utsav with a focus on cultural exchange between UK and India. BHF has embarked on a number of projects with support from several significant international organisations including the British Council. Key recent events include the renovation of the tomb of Prince Dwarkanath Tagore in Kensal Green Cemetery, Baluchari Festival (traditional hand-woven textile), Fagun Fest – a folk festival comprising of UK and Indian artists, the official celebration of Rabindra Tagore’s birthday anniversary at the Nehru Centre in London, the IFA Shield Football tournament in the UK, the IPCL (Indian Professionals cricket league) in the UK and of course, going forward, delivering the LSU Durga Puja as well. They are also responsible for running the largest Facebook group of global bengalis – The Global Bengali.
Posto – Bonding over Food
Posto is passionate about serving freshly-cooked, amazing tasting Indian food from the city of Kolkata. Their dishes are inspired by Bengali, Persian, Mughal, Chinese, and British cuisine that have been perfected over decades in Kolkata homes and streets. They offer a place filled with the sights, smells, and sounds of Kolkata. You can experience the authentic taste of Kolkata, with earthen cups of steaming chai and rambling, impassioned conversations (“adda”).