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Berkhamsted School Centenary theatre

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Kerala Arts and Literary Association (KALA) would like to invite you to our 23rd Annual Day celebrations. This year we will be presenting a fusion of heritage with contemporary and you will experience a variety of art forms, good food and music.

KALA takes great pride in promoting and preserving the rich cultural heritage of Kerala by identifying and honouring the most outstanding artists. We will be awarding Kalapuraskaram 2019 (sponsored by Bristol Laboratories Ltd) to Dr Indu G, a world renowned exponent of Nangyar Koothu.

Nangyar Koothu is an ancient dance form unique in that, it is exclusively the domain of female solo performers with the purpose of attuning the audience emotionally to the main rasa of the protagonist. Dr Indu G will perform this art form and further exposit it during the interactive session.

Chakyar Koothu is another Keralan temple art we are presenting this year. This art form will be performed by Sri Margi Madhu, our first ever recipient of Kalapuraskaram as the Guest of Honour.

KALA is proud and pleased to honour Justice K S Radhakrishnan Panicker Member Of Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal, London, as our Chief Guest.

Our in-house talent in KALA will present Krishnapatham(Krishna’s path) in four steps, a distinctive interpretation of human progress and relevance of Krishna’s life to it through the eyes of Ashwadhaama one of the seven immortals, who could have watched us as we move towards self destruction. As we lead you down Krishna’s path, you will witness the phases in his life: Balyam (Childhood), Kaumaram(Adolescence), Yauvanam (Young Adulthood) and Vaardhakyam (Old Age) and you will experience the different rasas associated with these phases.

Ventriloquism is the art of throwing one’s voice and an expert can do that with hilarious results. Sam Jones is a skilled ventriloquist and will entertain us on the day. Sam was a semi finalist in Britain’s Got Talent 2014 with his loveable puppet Baby Leo.

The admission pass includes entry to the event, refreshments, three course dinner and drinks as well as a copy of Palmleaf, our in-house magazine. Free car parking is available at the venue.

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