Programme of the OCAIAF 2018

OCAIAF 2018, 5-10 November

London, UK

London’s 2018 Open Central Asia International Arts Festival highlights the best in contemporary arts and culture from this vast region. Curated by Orzu Arts, OCAIAF, now in its third year, brings you outstanding talent from East of the Caspian Sea, with prominent artists and performers from Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan alongside friends of OCAIAF from India, Cyprus, Russia and Belarus.

 OCAIAF 2017 offered unforgettable film screenings, concerts, lectures and dance workshops from Central Asia and USA. Building on last year’s success, the 2017 festival programme features 6 theatre pieces from 6 countries, 2 independent film screenings, visual and applied arts exhibitions, ethnic-folk concerts, talks by distinguished theatre directors and actors from Central Asia, Eastern Europe and India, alongside regional cuisines and a Central Asian crafts bazaar,

Programme:

OCAIAF 2017, 5-9th November

Venues:

  1. SOAS University of London

Adress: Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0XG

Nearest tube station: Russel square

  1. Pasha Central Asian Restaurant

Adress: 158 Camberwell road SE5 0EE

Nearest tube station: Elephant and Castle

5.11.2018

Opening Gala

Starts 18:30 Ends 21:30

  1. Welcome speech by festival curators Yuldosh Juraboev, Amita Shankar, Joseph Sanders
  2. Welcome speech by Kyrgyzstan’s peoples artist Jamal Seidakmatova & award winning director Ovlyakuli Khodjakuli
  1. Performance by Orzu Arts & Mugam Central Asia – Guljahon Bais Uzbekistan/Tajikistan/Kyrgyzstan/Turkmenistan

Venue: Pasha Central Asian Restaurant

Address: 158 Camberwell road SE5 0EE

  1. Networking, drinks

6.11.2018

  1. 18:00 Opening of the Art Exibition from Central Asia/Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan & Belarus . Venue: Pasha Central Asian Restaurant

Welcome speech by festival’s curators Joseph Sanders & Amita Shankar

  1. 20:30 – 22:00 Networking, drinks

 

7.11.2018

  1. 19:00 – 21:30 Angel Film from Kyrgyz Republic

Venue: SOAS University of London

               Adress: Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0XG

               Nearest tube station: Russel square

  1. 22:00 onwards . Networking evening. Drinks at the Pasah Central Asian Restaurant

8.10.2017

  1. 19:00 -21:30. Looking For Heaven Film From Uzbekistan .
  2. Venue: SOAS University of London

               Adress: Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0XG

               Nearest tube station: Russel square

  1. 20:30-22:00. Networking evening. Drinks at the bar

9.11.2018

  1. 19:00 -22:00 Love and Shukla award winning film from India
  2. 22:00 Networking evening. Drinks at the Pasah Central Asian Restaurant

10.11.2018

Closing Gala ( tickets £35 )

 

To get tickets for the Closing Gala please contact Orzu Arts directly at yjuraboev@gmail.com

21:00 – 00:00 Closing Gala and Award ceremony at Pasha restaurant.

Venue: Pasha Hotel

Address: 158 Camberwell road. SE5 0EE

Nearest tube station: Elephant and Castle

 

Special Guests of the evening.

  1. HE Ambassador of Tajikistan
  2. HE Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan
  3. Baroness Alison Suttie. UK
  4. Merlene Toh Emerson, MBE UK/China
  5. Multi award winning theatre director, associate professor of NSD in India. Turkmenistan, Ovlyakuli Khodjakuli

 

With love,

 Yuldosh Juraboev

Curator and artistic director OCAIAF 2017

Angel Synopsis Heaven synopsis 2

Heaven synopsis 2