Manasimitra make music that is rooted in India but reaches widely through its storytelling. The Dewsbury-based company will complete its tour of Kirklees at the end of June by serving up their life- affirming performance, Shivoham, in a trio of unusual and unique locations.
Shivoham is a world music piece inspired by the tale of Shiva, the Indian god called upon to restore balance in a world focused on self-destruction. It features three musicians, including Ben Castle, son of Roy Castle OBE.
The first of the dates is at Oakwell Hall – recently used in the filming of BBC One drama Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. The location is more often associated with the Bronte‚Äôs, but on Wednesday 24 June at 7pm, audiences are invited to enjoy the historic venue’s Faith Garden prior to the moving performance.
Dewsbury District Golf Club will be teeing off their involvement by hosting the show on Thursday 25 June, offering a great opportunity for members and non-members alike to enjoy the club’s beautiful grounds with family and friends.
And on Friday 26 June at 7pm, just a short walk from Batley town centre, the tour ends in grand style in the beautiful Victorian surroundings of Blenheim House. Traditionally used as a wedding and function venue, Shivoham will see the space used in a new way.
Tickets: Adults – ¬£5 / Children – ¬£3
Wednesday 24 June, 7pm
Oakwell Hall, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG¬†
Thursday 25 June, 7pm
Dewsbury District Golf Club, The Pinnacle, Sands Lane, Mirfield, WF14 8HJ¬†
Friday 26 June, 7pm
Blenheim House, 66 Batley Field Hill, Batley, WF17 0BG