Manika Jain

Consulate General of India (Melbourne)

<p>“Confluence – A Festival of India” stepped on the shores of Australia for the first time in 2016. It enthralled the Australians for more than 7 weeks in 7 cities. It was hailed as the biggest ever foreign festival in Australia. Confluence brought governments, institutions, artistes and the people of India and Australia together on a single stage in every city celebrating diversity and inclusivity like never before. People imbibed, participated, enjoyed and craved for more.</p>

<p>It is with immense pleasure that I invite you to Confluence – 2017, which will be hosted in September-October 2017. Our endeavour would be to give you more in terms of experience and quality. I also hope that our continued commitment will strengthen the bonds of friendship and partnerships forged earlier and make new relationships. We believe that Confluence would deepen the roots of collaboration between India and Australia not only in the cultural space but also in business, education, trade, and tourism. Confluence once again promises a great fair of extraordinary dance, music, theatre and literature. Come and participate in this journey of creative sharing, singing and dancing into the future.</p>

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Consulate General of India (Sydney)

<p>Confluence, the largest Indian cultural festival of India in Australia which enthralled audiences across cities around the country last year will return in September-October 2017. This year’s edition will again showcase some of India’s best in the cultural space to the arts-loving community of Australia and the wider public. From dance to music, arts and theatre, the festival will provide yet another great opportunity to introduce the finer facets of India’s diverse culture and promises to be a real treat for everyone who wishes to connect with India.</P>

<p>The Gala Performance at the Sydney Opera House which was the flagship event of last year’s Confluence will be a major attraction for this year’s festival too. The festival will build on collaborations which have been established and generate better understanding and contacts among artistes and people from the two countries. We look forward to welcoming you at Confluence to join us in celebrating the friendship between our two great countries through the medium of culture. </p>


Amit Kumar Mishra

Consulate General of India (Perth)

It gives me immense pleasure to invite you to be a part of “Confluence, A Festival of India in Australia”, which will be hosted in major cities throughout Australia from August to November 2016.

The Festival will showcase the richness and diversity of Indian arts & culture with the best of classical dances, musical performances, theatre shows, and exhibitions. It will take the audience on a unique journey through the diversity of Indian culture ranging from classical dance performances to modern theatre and puppetry shows, from contemporary fusion and Sufi music to Bollywood flash mobs, and from the centuries old heritage of Yoga to the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.

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Archana Singh

Honorary Consul of India(Brisbane)

The three ‘C’s – Cricket, Curry and the Commonwealth, have for many years provided an
excellent platform for the India-Australia dialogue. And now, we are about to experience
‘Confluence’- the coming together of ideas, thoughts and artistic expression. Art and its
expression in varied forms, defines and unites humanity like nothing else. The Festival of India
will no doubt be an enriching experience for all art lovers.