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Liverpool Hope shortlisted in Times Higher Education Awards

Milapfest Institute for Indian Arts used on website for launch Thursday 1 September 2016

Liverpool Hope University is shortlisted in the distinguished Times Higher Education Awards 2016 for its growing partnership with Milapfest.

We are pleased to announce that Liverpool Hope University’s submission for the ‘Excellence and Innovation in the Arts’ category has been shortlisted as part of the Times Higher Education Awards 2016.

The submission focuses on several new milestones in the already strong partnership between the University’s Departments of Music, Drama, Dance and Performance and Milapfest - the UK’s South Asian Arts Development Trust. 

The Milapfest Institute for Indian Arts is based at Liverpool Hope University’s Creative Campus, creating a one-of-a-kind resource in the UK. This includes more than 6,000 hours of live Indian music recordings, a 30-year-old digital archive, and a large physical archive. It is supported by Liverpool City Council. 

Since its inception, the Institute has embarked on a wide-ranging programme, including a series of performances at the University's Capstone Theatre, which have attracted students from Milapfest’s Arts School, university students from music and dance departments, and public visitors.

As part of the partnership, ‘Instruments INDIA’, a collaborative project between Senior Lecturer in Music Dr Manuella Blackburn and Milapfest has also been established. This developed from a research proposal funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Professor Nicholas Rees, Dean of Humanities and Arts, commented: “We are delighted to be shortlisted for this innovative association with Milapfest, whose mission is to ‘Unite Hearts through Arts’ by producing memorable and inspirational experiences in Indian Arts for everyone. This is an important landmark for our relationship and we hope to continue with the same dynamism for future years to come.”

Winners will be announced at The Times Higher Education Awards 2016 ceremony in London on Thursday 24th November 2016.

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