Past Event

In Conversation With: Sanjoy Roy

July 19, 2023 | 17:00 - 19:00
  • The India Club, 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA


We are delighted to host the brains behind the Jaipur Literature Festival for a conversation.

Sanjoy Roy, an entrepreneur of the arts, is the Managing Director of Teamwork Arts, produces over 33 highly acclaimed performing arts, visual arts and literary festivals in 40 cities across the world including the iconic annual Jaipur Literature Festival, international editions of JLF and the launched-during-lockdown digital JLF Brave New World series.

He is a founder trustee of Salaam Baalak Trust, providing support services for street and working children in Delhi. He is also the founder Trustee of the Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust. Roy works closely with various industry bodies and the government on policy issues in the cultural sector in India, and has lectured and collaborated with leading international universities. He established Teamwork in 1989, a highly versatile production house with wide ranging interests in the performing and visual arts, social sector and films and television.

The session will be in a relaxed Q&A format with Laline Paull, talking to Sanjoy Roy about his life, motivations, the first time the doors opened for the JLF in 2008 in a venue big enough for 250-300 people and its global growth today. After the session, we will have time for drinks, snacks and networking.

Born in London, Laline’s parents came from India in 1962.  After winning a scholarship to read English at Oxford, she studied screenwriting in Los Angeles then returned to her home city to work in theatre.  Her latest novel POD was shortlisted for The Women’s Prize 2023, as was her debut, THE BEES, which she is currently adapting for the National Theatre. Her novel-in-progress leans into her family history, and the Times of India did a great interview with her here.  She is a full voting member of BAFTA and you can follow her on Twitter, Instagram, or find out more on her website here.

When: 5 – 6:30pm, Wed 19 July

Where: The India Club, 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA

Who: Bridge India Members and others interested in the Arts

Book: Bridge India Members: Free (RSVP to | Others: £10 bookable here or on Eventbrite here | Drinks and snacks provided

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