Apsara Arts works in various partnership projects to create festivals and events that engages people of all ages and
backgrounds to experience art.
MHIMI project explored a variety of experiences during the first lockdown period when
people were confined to their homes. We interviewed participants from all walks of life
covering experiences and emotions that were universal – mental health, isolation,
bereavement, the joy of a new baby, rediscovering hobbies, finding new interests and much
more. The stories were culminated into 24 short films giving a snapshot of life in pandemic.
A blog and a virtual exhibition were created for the Museum of Croydon. These can be seen
Apsara Arts were proud to present a programme of Gujarati films at Vue cinema for senior citizens from the community. The programme was a great success in reaching isolated community groups and creating a social event for meeting up with friends. The success of the project has led a partnership with a local library and David Lean cinema Croydon to show more ethnic films for the diverse Asian community.
‘Pakeezah Experience’ event of live music & Dance with screening of the film at the David Lean cinema in January 2020 added a new way of enhancing audience experience and attracting new audience
We have run various programmes targeting girls & women in keeping fit, healthy cooking, discussions & debates on issues that are important to them.
We have run user led sessions in intergenerational workshops in Cultural dancing, storytelling and
drama. These sessions were created to improve better communication and break down stereo
types between generations. We are looking for funding to develop projects based on