About UK – India Year 2017

In 2017, the UK and India will celebrate a major bilateral year of cultural exchange.

India and the UK have a long and rich history. The UK – India Year will enrich relationships at all levels of society, their institutions and government, building a shared future for generations to come.

2017 will see an incredible programme of cultural events and activities in India organised by the British Council, and a similar programme in the UK. We believe that by experiencing the most innovative and exciting creative work from both countries and exploring our joint history, people will want to know more about each other’s countries and build deeper connections.

More details on the programme for 2017 will be announced soon.

Get involved

We are looking for collaborators for the UK – India 2017 Digital programme. We have ambitious targets for our online audience –10 million people in 2016 and 50 million people in 2017. We are looking for brilliant, creative, digital ideas to match our ambitions. 

Find out more and apply