Northern Ireland’s capital Belfast is home to a lively arts and music scene of global recognition and its literary figures include the influential playwright and poet Seamus Heaney and author CS Lewis. Formerly famed for its world-leading shipbuilding industry, the city has more recently become known as a filming location for the award-winning TV series Game of Thrones. Modern Belfast is a city with a troubled past, but its residents and artistic community now look to a positive future as a culturally thriving cosmopolitan capital that celebrates its international connections.
Find out more about the newly launched UK-India Year of Culture programme and join us for an online arts tour of the UK. Discover inspiring and exciting art being made and enjoyed in different cities around the country. We have partnered with leading cultural organisations and artists to bring you some of the best cultural content that the UK has to offer online.
Mix the City India is the 7th edition of the global interactive music platform that looks at music from a city through local artists and allows users to create their unique soundtracks
Three nights of audio visual collaborations featuring Actress, Sandunes and Jack Barnett will be staged across Liverpool, London and Rajasthan in late 2017, to mark India's independence
From April-December, the BFI will be hosting a showcase of the best of Indian cinema; from the latest Bollywood hits to the best of Tollywood films. Come fall in love with the movies again
Manchester may be more commonly known as home to one of the world's most famous football teams, but its reputation as a global hub for groundbreaking arts and culture is growing fast. This lively city in the north west of England has become an international flagship for British music and creativity, and a national centre for the UK's recent boom in spoken word and live literature.
The British Council, the Indian High Commission and the UK government launched the UK-India Year of Culture, a celebration of the long-standing relationship between the two countries
For the launch of Year of Culture, the British Council commissioned a projection of India's national bird, the peacock, on the facade of Buckingham Palace
Eleven Welsh projects will take the best of arts and culture from Wales to India as part of the UKIndia Year of Culture all through 2017
Fashion designers from 26 emerging markets will showcase their collections at the 6th edition of the International Fashion showcase at London Fashion Week this month
Four outstanding 3-minute dance films will be produced by Channel 4 as part of a programme called Big Dance
DJ Swami creates a unique music experience as he combines cutting edge live electronica with the traditional sounds of Punjab through folk musical instruments
Woman leader Sampat Pal's story of revolution against oppressive forces comes to life on stage in Curve theatre's touring production, "Pink Sari Revolution"
The Science Museum announces two exhibitions that will celebrate India's rich culture, skills and history of innovation
This photographic project explores India and its women through the lens of four pioneering female photographers from the UK and India
DUET is an ambitious collaboration between Invisible Flock (UK) and Quicksand (India) that spans across web, app and a series of public art works
A multimedia work based on the first Hindi short story written by Chandradhar Sharma Guleri in 1915 will celebrate the 70th anniversary of India's independence
Silent film 'Shiraz' tells the love story of the 17th century princess whose love for his wife inspired the construction of the eternal symbol of love, the Taj Mahal
A partnership between British Council and Creative Scotland to facilitate artistic connections and enable sustainable relationships between artists and professionals
In this exclusive interview, we caught up with Richie Mehta, director of India In A Day, at Sheffield Doc/Fest, where the film had its world premiere earlier this year.
Celebrating UK/India 2017 and the 70th anniversary of Indian independence at University of Cambridge Museums and Botanic Garden
This month we’re exploring the arts and culture scene in Scotland’s biggest city. With the world-renowned Glasgow School of Art and seven Turner Prize winners to its name, the city is a true epicentre of contemporary visual and performing arts, and a leader in design and architecture.
This month we are exploring the arts and culture scene in the UK’s capital, London. With an international reputation for producing some of the most innovative creative talent and rich artistic work in the world, London is at the centre of the UK’s cultural life.
On this fourth stop on our arts tour we’re in Wales’ capital Cardiff, home to some of the UK’s most recognised arts organisations and two of the world’s biggest art and film prizes.
The third stop on our arts tour is Edinburgh, Scotland's beautiful capital and a mecca for festival-goers. With twelve major festivals each year drawing creatives from over seventy countries, the city offers a huge variety of events that span all art forms, making it the world’s leading festival city.
The second stop on our arts tour is Liverpool, a major city in the North West of England.
In the lead-up to UK – India 2017, we are bringing you online content from the UK's best companies and artists. Our first stop in this online tour of British culture is the city of Sheffield.