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Kala UK - Our Mission

The association was formed in 1996 with the goals of:
1. Promoting Kerala’s rich cultural heritage and to help the younger generation to build a strong awareness of their roots.
2. Developing a network of families who share the same values and beliefs thereby creating the younger generation an opportunity to develop an interest in Kerala’s unique art forms.
3. Interacting closely with Kerala’s artistic and literary scene to ensure that the Malayali community in the UK stays up to date with the cultural developments in Kerala.

AGM

A formal business-like session is where the executive committee (Excom) of KALA shares with its members, the financial performance as well as the progress & plan for KALA activities. KALA thanks the services of any outgoing Excom members as well as appoint & welcome new Excom members. New KALA members are also introduced and welcomed at this session.

An informal entertainment-filled session is where our in-house artists of all ages and abilities get to showcase their talents. Often this session serves as the springboard in the lead up to their performance at the premium event of KALA i.e the annual day.

Palmleaf

  • Publication of the Plamleaf-KALA's inhouse Magazine
  • Organise symposiums & discussions on Kerala arts and literature
  • A front-runner in promoting Kerala Arts, Literature & Culture

Nadumuttam

Nadumuttam

The Quill

Quill', the biannual KALA e-newsletter is an in-house publication issued first in the summer followed by one in winter. With goals to 'Inform, Educate and Entertain', Quill's content is exclusively contributed by KALA members and intended for KALA readership. Features include summaries of past events, details of future events,  members' accomplishments and participation in activities, news and updates. Quill editors strive to be inclusive by encouraging new and young contributors within the KALA family.

Data Privacy

Link to our Data Privacy policy can be found below:

http://kala.org.uk/media/pdf_docs/Data_Privacy_Policy_V1.pdf

Literary Evening

Is a  friendly meeting of the Kala family and a unique opportunity to showcase your creative energy by speaking on a chosen topic. One may choose to speak or come along and interact with the speakers. Those wishing to speak on the day, have to do so on the chosen topic for a maximum of 10 minutes following which there will be a couple of minutes interaction with the audience. One may speak in either Malayalam or English, what is important is that you convey your thoughts clearly to the audience. Children who wish to speak do not have to stick to the chosen topic. 
As this is a popular event, if interested to speak, please make sure that you inform the literary day coordinator early. Artistic and Craftwork by Kala members will also be displayed on the day.
The event includes evening tea and dinner.

Kala Walk

Kala Walk is an informal picnic day of gathering of Kala members, friends and guests on a Saturday during the month of July.  We attempt to fill the day with lots of fun, food & drinks, sports/group activities, gossips etc.   Now you see,  ‘walk',  is an optional item in the list, just to keep up with tradition! We select a Park/Greenland area for picnic and gatherings under the shades within around an hour’s driving distance from central London with parking and public transport.

The 'walk' normally starts around by 10:30 am, led by our Patron.  From 12-2pm,  picnic lunch time together where all families would have arrived with lovely home cooked food, share them as they wish to, and be shared. From around 2 pm, there is playtime for kids,  antaksharis, quiz, informal group activities may start depending on the general mood and wind down the day by around 5-5.30pm.

Kala Cricket

Kala Cricket and Onam

Kala Annual Day

  • KALA Annual Day in late autumn-The Grand Finale

Charity work

  • Kala raised £16,800 for the Kerala flood victims in September 2018



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