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Language Arts & More: British Council, New Delhi

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7 September 2016
Posted on :
7 September 2016

The British Council is the United Kingdom's international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. The headquarters of the British Council in India is in New Delhi with offices in Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai. The British Council also runs British Libraries in co-operation with the India Council for Cultural Relations in five other Indian cities - Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Pune. They offer a range of specialised projects in arts, education, English language and society to audiences across India and more than 100,000 members. 

The Delhi centre is centrally located just minutes away from Connaught Place. We are well-connected by public transport links - including the Delhi metro - to all part of the city and NCR. Our centre is buzzing with confident students, professionals, and others, who come to access information in a relaxed environment and to network with like-minded people. The iconic building in New Delhi has been designed by renowned architect Charles Correa and was opened in 1993 displaying a unique mural by Howard Hodgkin on the façade symbolising the banyan tree – an enduring image of India -- along with a sculpture by Stephen Cox in the Charbagh called the Descent of the Ganges.

British Council is a centre for cultural and education. Check out what's in offer!


1. Screening of Shakespeare's The Tempest


As part of the Shakespeare on Film Collection, the British Film Institute and British Council present Derek Jarman's "The Tempest" for the first time to audiences in New Delhi.

Starring Elizabeth Welch & Heathcote Williams, this depiction of Shakespeare's play is a true representation of colonialism, revenge, retribution and reconciliation. 

When: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 6:30PM 

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2. Talk on Museums & Protection of Cultural Heritage


A panel discussion will be held to discuss Museums and the Protection of Cultural Heritage to mark the inauguration of a two-day conference on Capacity Building for Museums in New Delhi, India.

When: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 6:30PM 

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3. Unconvention Delhi: Social Enterprise Event


For entrepreneurs building a business with social impact, this is a unique platform that gives you access to experienced leaders and ideas in the sector, as well as access to Villgro’s pioneering incubation programme, which has successfully worked since 2001 with early-stage innovators and businesses.

When: Fri, 9 Sep 2016 2:30PM 

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