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An 'Attagasam' at Queen Mary University

Photographs Riverside Photography


Tamil students at Queen Mary University Tamil society dazzled audiences with their end of 2011 variety show, 'Attagasam'.

Held at the Mermaid theatre on 17th December 2011, 'Attagasam' showcased an array of young British Tamil talent.

Participants from a number of London university Tamil societies, TYO UK and primary schools, came together producing solo and group acts celebrating the Tamil nation, its diversity and evolving culture.

Drama sketches from QMTS committee itself left the spectators in hysterics as they portrayed a typical Tamil family arranging a marriage.

One young lady stunned the audience into pin drop silence with beautiful solo renditions of her own composition singing about freedom.

A satirical fashion show displaying modernised style of wearing sarees with accessories had crowds cheering.

Dance routines and music acts such as Public Enemies, Phoenix Attagasam, Systematic Chaos, Crazy Beats and The Dance Lab exhibited exceptional ability from the young Tamil generation.

"There is so much British Tamil talent out there, and we just wanted QMTS to be one of the first to showcase this is our show", the president of QMTS, Saivaishnavi Yoghanathan told the Tamil Guardian.

Saivaishnavi added,

"I am very happy to say we are able to contribute our proceedings to UKTSU for the wonderful work they do back home."

"We had a wide range of performances we wanted the show to be live and full of energy."

"I think we set the benchmark high for others to follow in pursuit; hopefully next year will be even better!"

"We proud to say we were able to introduce many new talents who will be seeing in future shows no doubt, along with well known artists who have given some of the best performances."

"The show is our 3 months hard work and I am so proud we pulled it off!"

QMTS (Queen Mary’s Tamil society) donated UKTSU (United Kingdom Tamils Student Union) to aid them with schooling fifty-two girls that live in Mannar, in the Tamil homeland, who have lost their parents during the tsunami or in the armed conflict.


Photograph One Shot Images

Photograph Riverside Photography

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