• Organised first ever Malayalam writers' meet in UK on 19 November 2017 at Kerala house, London.
  • Organised 68 events since October 2010
  • Sessions with Sreekumaran Thampi, Sarah Joseph, K Satchidanandan, journalist Sujathan , Jayan Cheriyan, Prof G Balachandran, Ashokan Charuvil, Dr.Ravi Ramam, Kavalam Narayana Panicker, Anitha Thampi, Poly Varghese, Prabha Varma, Ramachandran (KELI), Dr.Kavitha Balakrishnan 
  • Art project - Workshop on modern art. 3 Group art workshops and Final Exhibition
  • Group discussions about Literature, creative art, Drama, Films, Film songs, Social issues, History, Writers and Artists etc
  • Special sessions on Freedom of expression, Women's issues & Delhi rape, BREXIT 
  • Tribute/homage to many...
  • Worked in association with different organisations like Kaumudi Europe, KALA, SNGM, Sangeetha of the UK, SWARAH of Kent, River Indus, London Sahithyavedi.
  • Group Gallery & Exhibition visits


2010 - 3 events

8 October Friday: Informal beginning of Kattankaappi – ONV evening at Kerala house from 7 pm
November 26: Kerala house
December 10: Kerala house

2011 - 7 events

January 14: Kerala house
February 12 : Pink Saris – by Kim Longinotto – MAUK in association with Kaumudi Europe
May 21: Kerala house
June 11: Kerala house
July 9: Kerala house
October 8: Kerala house
November 11: Vandikkalakal by Kamala Das - Kerala house

2012 - 11 events

January 14: Kaakkanaadan – SNGM Hall
February 11: Tribute to Prof. Sukumar Azhikode at Froud Centre, Manor park
March 10: Sultan of Bepur – Life and works of Vaikom Mohammed Basheer
April 13: Life and Works of N N Pillai
May 11: Love Queen of Malabar – book by Merrily Wiesbord about Kamala Das
June 8: 
July 13: Poetry of Kureeppuzha Sreekumar
Aug: postponed to September
September 21: Thakazhi memorial speech by Prof. G Balachandran
October 7:  Session with Sreekumaran Thampi, in association with Kaumudi Europe and KALA
December 7: Tribute to P Govinda Pillai, Stories of Uroob- ‘രാച്ചിയമ്മ’

2013 - 10 events

Jan 12: When Delhi happens – open discussion in the backdrop of Delhi gang rape - women's status in India
Feb 10: Discussion based on ‘Adaminte Vaariyellu’ film by K G George - continuation of womens' status in India
Mar 8: Poetry of Omer Khayam -
April 5: Homage to Padmashri Sukumari
April 6: Workshop on Modern Art by Jose Antony, in association with London Sahithyavedi
April 13: "The killing off Indulekha" by Dr N Gopalakrishnan,
May 11: A journey through Malayalm Film Songs - The poetry in film songs
June 22: Celebrating ‘Engligh’ – the film by Shyamprasad
October 13: Session with Sarah Joseph, in association with Kaumudi Europe and KALA
Nov: Launch of Collaborative Writing project - (never materialised)
December 8: Croydon with Sangeetha of the UK

2014 - 9 events

Jan 19: at Croydon - Sangeetha of the UK - പ്രിയ കവികളും പ്രിയ കവിതകളും'
Jan 26: Falicitation of Sicili George – author of ‘Pakshi Paathalam’
Feb 16: Croydon -
Mar 16: Croydon – First release of ‘Chhaya’ ‘ഛായ’ created by Pradeep Croydon
- പാദ പൂരണം 'വീണ്ടും രസാലങ്ങൾ പൂക്കുമോ?'
April: Cancelled Croydon programme
May 18 Marcase, MV Devan, Chhaya, Croydon in association with Sangeetha of the UK
June 21 - Session on Mahabharatha, Felicitating Jinson Iritty for his book - Thiricharivukal.
July 12 - at Kent in association with SWARAH
October 14 - at Croydon Sangeetha of the UK - "Dweepukalum theerangalum" by Anand
October 19 - ESession with Satchidanandan, in association with KALA and Kaumudi Europe.

2015 - 11 events

Jan 25: Kannur Sherif songs - in assocition with NISARI of MAUK, Kerala house
March 15: Freedom of expression - Perumal murugan - Kerala house
June 21 Sun: Evening with Kavalam Narayana Panicker & Jayaprabha Menon. Croydon in association with Sangeetha of the UK
August 24: Felicitating Aniyan Kunnath & discussion about his book - veyil pookkunna mazha mekhanagal
October 10: Art project 1st episode - Stevenage
October 20: Art project 2nd episode - with 60+ sisters club - Kerala house
November 8, Sun: Art project 3rd episode- poetry & Art - Daffodil - Stevenage
November 20 Fri: Session with Ashokan Charuvil, in association with SNGM
November 18 Wed: Session with Dr.P Balashankor Mannath. Keralahouse
December 15 Friday: Session with Dr. Ravi Ramam

2016 - 8 events + 2 Gallery visits

February 20: Tribute to ONV
February 27: Art exhibition 4th & finale of art project. Kerala house
March 19: Janakeeyamaaya manimuzhakkangal - homage to kalabhavan mani - Kerala house
June 18: Corridors of Democracy, Kerala house.
July 9: Tribute to Kavalam Naraya Panickar
October 16: Felicitating 'Bilathi pranayam, Guru mission
November 6: Group Gallery Visit, National Gallery
November 27: Autumn festival, sharath sangamam - Awarded Hashim for winning Poetry competition 2015, Chhaya release.
December 11: Group Gallery Visit - Tate Britain
December 26: Exhibition by Jose, Discussion at Unit 3 Projects, 3 Empson St, London E3 3LT

2017 - 9 events + 1 Gallery visit

January 15: Group Gallery visit - William Morris, Walthamstow
March: International short writing competition
May 1: Spring festival - Vasantholsavam - Kalidasa - rithu samharam
June 18: Summer Get-together, Greekshma samgamam - Anitha Thampi
August 20: Poly Varghese, Mohana Veena performance, Boul songs of Bengal, Poetry etc
September 24: Session on 'Malayalithavum manavikathayum' in association with River Indus, Hayes
October-November: Kadhakali awareness project - Dakshayagam by Irayimman Thampi - (performance on Nov11)
October 29: Session with poet Prabha Varma in association with KALA and Kaumudi Europe
November 1: Screening of documentary 'Aarunam' and discussion with director Ramachandran (KELI)
November 19: First ever malayalam writers meet in UK. Talk by Dr.Kavitha Balakrishnan on Art history of Kerala

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Your comment on the programme
ഉപാധികളില്ലാത്ത കൂടിച്ചേരൽ പുതുമ നൽകി.ആവേശവും അഥിതിയിൽ നിന്ന് അറിവും നേടി .... തുടക്കം ഗംഭീരം ....
It was a good experience for me
instead of a speech, friendly / informal discussion with the audience is better.
Brilliant.. !
It was an amazing experience with such a wise personality.
it was really good one and expecting more such events in future

Anything for improvement
മുൻവിധികളോടെയുള്ള വിവേചനങ്ങൾ കൂടി ഒഴിവാക്കപ്പെടണം ... മലയാളം എഴുത്തുകൾ ഇഷ്ടപ്പെടുകയും എഴുതുകയുമൊക്കെ ചെയ്യുന്നവരുടെ കൂട്ടായ്മയെ ഇംഗ്ലീഷിൽ ചോദിച്ച് ബുദ്ധിമുട്ടിക്കരുത് ...
I would like to get regular mail regarding the activities and group
A family get together to know each other more...
It doesn't reach to all malayalees ,no updating meetings and activities to the other people excluding the old group(whatsapp).if somebody came once,they are interested and include them as well in the group.However everybody can't attend all meetings,that doesn't mean,they are not interested.


Future Suggestions
ഇടക്കിടെയുള്ളകൂടി ചേരലുകൾ വിവിധ സ്ഥലങ്ങളിലേക്ക് കൂടി വ്യാപിപ്പിക്കണം .. കൂടുതൽ അഭിപ്രായങ്ങൾ മുന്നോട്ടുള്ള പോക്കിൽ നിന്ന് ഉരുത്തിരിയും ....
More propaganda about the activities and to add more members
Arrang meet ups regularly..
It should reach to the higher level as another clubs/ activities .

KATHAKALI the classical dance drama of Kerala, south India, is part of the eternal evolution of Asian storytelling using Mudras, an ancient sign language, characters, complex facial expressions and stunning costumes and make-up.

These remarkable stories based on the great Hindu epic poems are as relevant today as they were when first written exposing the greatness and failure of human relationships plus the eternal search for spirituality.

by Irayimman Tampi [1783 - 1856]

Irayimman Tampi was the poet for the King of Travancore, south Kerala.
He wrote some of the most popular Kathakali plays to include Daksha Yaga.

The story tells how King Daksha, the son of Brahma, husband of Vedavali and devotee of Lord Siva finds a baby girl in the river. They adopt her and they call her Sati. Sati grows up to marry Lord Siva but Daksha is offended when Lord Siva and Sati leave the wedding ritual without saying goodbye.

Lord Siva and Sathi go to live on the sacred Mount Kailash in the Himalayas. Daksha feels that the marriage is a mistake. He is insulted and decides to hold a Yaga [Ceremony] without inviting the couple. Sati goes to go to the Yaga but as predicted by Siva Daksha is angry and sends her away. Sathi returns to Siva and tells him of her humiliating visit. Siva comforts her by promising to take revenge on Daksha.

Sathi creates Bhadra Kali and Siva orders Vhirabhadra, the leader of his army, to destroy Daksha`s ceremony. Daksha refuses to acknowledge Siva so they behead him. Sathi is so distraught that Lord Siva restores Daksha`s life and gives him the head of a goat.

Sati is overcome with grief and commits suicide by jumping into a fire.

Out of love for Sathi Lord Siva gives her rebirth as his second wife, Parvati.



Scene one: Just before the wedding of his daughter, King Daksha, with his wife, remembers how he found a beautiful girl in a shell whilst taking a bath in the river, how he loved her, brought her up and called her Sati.

Scene two: The wedding of Lord Siva and Sati. Siva and Sati disappear without speaking to her father Daksha. Daksha is angry, insulted and decides to get revenge by holding a Yaga without inviting the couple.

Scene three: Lord Indra warns Daksha that Siva is the God of Gods and should be respected. Daksha refuses to show respect and continues to arrange his Yaga without inviting Lord Siva and Sati.

Scene four: Sati requests permission from Lord Siva to visit her father’s Yaga ceremony. Siva warns her that she will be hurt and rejected. Sati insists that she would like to see her family again so Siva gives her a free choice and she goes.

Scene five: Daksha is engaged in his Puja when Sati arrives. He is angry about her marriage to Siva, asks why she came, tells her that he is not her father anymore and to go away.

Scene six: Sati returns to Siva and tells him of her humiliating visit to her father. She is ashamed of her father`s attitudes so Siva comforts her and promises to take revenge on Daksha. Siva sends his powerful servant Vhirabhadra and Sati creates the violent Bhadra Kali to destroy Daksha`s ceremony then kill him.

Scene Seven: Daksha is conducting his Puja when Vhirabhadra and Bhadra Kali ask for Lord Siva`s share to give him a chance to show respect. When Daksha refuses, Vhirabhadra cuts of his head and shares the blood with Bhadra Kali.

Scene eight: Lord Siva feels compassion for his wife’s father so he agrees to give him a new life but with the head of a goat. Daksha realises the greatness of Lord Siva, begs for forgiveness and offers flowers. Lord Siva blesses Daksha.



കഥകളി ആചാര്യനും, ചുവപ്പു താടി വേഷങ്ങളെ അവിസ്മരണീയമാക്കി മാറ്റിയിട്ടുള്ള കലാകാരനുമായ നെല്ലിയോട് വാസുദേവൻ നമ്പൂതിരിയെപ്പറ്റി കേളി രാമചന്ദ്രൻ നിർമ്മിച്ച  'ആരുണം' എന്ന ഡോക്യുമെന്ററി  സിനിമയുടെ പ്രദർശനം കേരള ഹൗസിൽ 2017 നവംബർ ഒന്നാം തീയതി വൈകിട്ട് 7 മണിക്കു ഉണ്ടായിരിക്കുന്നതാണ്. ഏവർക്കും സ്വാഗതം.   

A documentary on Kathakali mastero Nelliyodu Vasudevan Namboothiri, "Aarunam" (The Red) will be screened on 1st November at Kerala house, 671 Romford Road, London E12 5AD at 7pm. Please come for the FREE event.
(Event No 68 - 01.11.2017)


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