Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) in Singapore launches its inaugural IHC CultureFest
, on 8 May 2015. Themed "Kaleidoscope", the three-week long IHC CultureFest
will celebrate the richness and diversity of Indian arts, culture and heritage
IHC CultureFest features performances, street fairs, workshops, lectures and film screenings at the centre and around Little India. The highlights of the festival will include a curtain-raiser concert by Shankar Mahadevan, a giant rangoli community project along Campbell Lane, a dance and musical showcase, a contemporary rock fusion concert and street fairs.
The IHC CultureFest 2015 consists of a 3 week long calendar of events from May 8 to May 31 2015 and is presented as the Indian community's gift to the nation in celebration of SG50.
The exhibition inside the IHC Galleries presents chronological and historical perspectives that represent periods in Asian history when South Asians established contact with Southeast Asians and East Asians since the pre-modern era. However, during the period of Straits Settlements when Singapore rose to importance as a penal colony, the contact between India and Singapore entered an intense period of interaction under the British rule. Much of the present migration began during the early 19th century and has continued since then.