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Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, Photo credit: Stephanie Motta

Illuminating India at the Science Museum

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The Science Museum and Bagri Foundation present an eclectic range of events, talks and screenings exploring Indian science, technology and innovation celebrating the diverse cultural fabric of India as part of the Museum’s Illuminating India season.

Oscar-award winning director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Simon Beaufoy will be discussing the making of Slumdog Millionaire at an extra-special screening of the film. The programme also includes a conversation with yogi and mystic Sadhguru and New York Times best-selling author and scientist Jo Marchant, world-famous Nrityagram Dance Ensemble will perform Sriyah, Talvin Singh and Yorkston, Thorne & Khan will be performing a live music response of classical Indian music to Illuminating India; Photography 1857-2017.

The Illuminating India Family Festival weekend on 25 and 26 November, offers a vibrant range of workshops, screenings and events. Explore the season after dark in the Science Museum Lates: Illuminating India with a fantastic selection of events.  Experience Garba Folk Dance and a Silent Disco with DJ Wondergupta, create your own Rangoli and Kolam patterns, enjoy Indian folk and blues or show off your cricket skills. Moumita Dutta will give a talk on India and space and how the India Space Research Organisation managed to get a probe to Mars for less than the cost of the film Gravity.

Illuminating India is a celebration of India’s contribution to science, technology and mathematics throughout the world. At its centre are two major exhibitions: 5000 Years of Science and Innovation  and Photography 1857–2017. They present a kaleidoscopic history of scientific breakthroughs in India and a unique photographic survey of the country’s technological and cultural history that begins at the dawn of photography itself. Discover artist Chila Kumari Burman‘s response to the objects and stories in Illuminating India: 5000 Years of Science and Innovation with India Illuminated,  a series of artworks commissioned by the Science Museum.

Click here to find out more about the season.

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