Events Supported by CVCS during the Year - 2018


CVCS supported the yearly event of Ayyapa Pooja organised by Hampshire and West Sussex Hindu Cultural Society. This was held at Fishbourne Community Hall, Chichester. Volunteers from the CVCS, participated in the event and helped to make it a good success. 


Vidya trained in Bharata Natyam at the world renowned Kalakshetra in Chennai, India. She has over 25 years’ experience as a performer, choreographer and tutor. She was the founding artistic director of Sankalpam, a national touring dance company and she has served as an artist-in-residence at several dance development organisations nationally.

Join Vidya for an Indian Classical Dance Taster followed by INdian Classical Dance Course at Chichester Festival Theatre. More info as below:


Join Dancer and Choreographer Vidya Thirunarayan in this two-hour taster session, and explore the practice of Bharata Natyam, a classical dance form from Southern India. Everyone is welcome, particularly newcomers and beginners.

Participants can look forward to an enjoyable and creative session where they will be introduced to the various aspects of the artform in a supportive environment. The session will focus on the art of storytelling which is intrinsic to the dance form.

Venue: Chichester Festival Theatre

Date/Time: 11 May 11.30am

Price: Free, but booking essential.


Following on from the Indian Classical Dance Taster, this 5 week course will focus on the art of storytelling which is intrinsic to the dance form, and participants will work alongside Vidya towards choreographing a short dance piece to be performed to an invited audience during the final session.

Venue: Chichester Festival Theatre

Date/Time: Fridays 11.30am – 1:30pm

Price: £60 for 5 week course

Term Dates:  June (15th, 22nd, 29th) and July (6th, 13th )

For more information on the above Indian Classical Dance Taster or Course you can email at

Kal Aaj Aur Kal – Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Spanning 100 years of Indian cinematic history as told through storytelling, music, art, songs, and dance.


Nuffield Southampton Theatres City (NST City)
Above Bar Street, Guildhall Square
Southampton, SO14 7DU
023 8067 1771

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