Supriya Nagarajan, founder of Dewsbury-based arts organisation Manasamitra, is set to open the Cultural Assembly at the Southbank Centre in London, on Sunday 3 September. 

Supriya, who recently toured her project MELTWATER at the centre, was invited to open the Assembly with a musical piece, as well as take part in the multiple table discussions held throughout the event.  

The theme of the Cultural Assembly is ‘Together We Act’ and will see a selection of artists and key partners discussing issues around climate change. The day will be filled with creative inspiration from guest speakers, live music and readings of Letters to the Earth, a creative participatory campaign calling on people around the world to write and share a letter in response to the planetary emergency. 

Speaking of the Assembly, Supriya said: “I am excited to be opening such a prestigious event at the Southbank Centre, one that addresses issues that are close to my heart. 

“Climate change is happening now and I base a lot of my work around this subject. My latest project MELTWATER is an exploration of how a surfeit or deficit of water can impact the world and its people. 

“I look forward to connecting with fellow artists to debate such an important issue and how we can collaborate to do our best for the planet.” 

Manasamitra is a Yorkshire-based arts organisation that delivers a range of South Asian arts and cultural experiences and develops traditional styles to embrace different cultural influences. The company’s work is stimulated by ideas, forms and aesthetics from India located within a contemporary British context. 

Cultural Assembly: Together We Act will be held at The Clore Ballroom in the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in London at 2pm on Sunday 3 September 2023.  

This event is part of Planet Summer and is held in partnership with Culture Declares Emergency, a growing movement of people in arts and culture declaring a climate and ecological emergency.   

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