‘New Opening Hours: Tues – Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4, Closed Monday’

Our shop at 21 St Leonard’s Lane is occasionally referred to as ‘The Tent’ and more often as ‘An Aladdin’s Cave’. Being something of a destination it was noted by Ian Rankin in his book ‘The Falls’ and is host to exhibitions, talks and events throughout the year.

Listening to Rabindranath Tagore – Wed 9th May 2018, 6.15pm

6.15pm: Indian Buffet dinner by Kalpna vegetarian restaurant with Tagore’s own family recipes. 8.00pm: Opening ‘anjali’ (song) by Bani Bhattacharya. Poems of Tagore and Sri Chinmoy by Professor Alan Spence – the Edinburgh Makar, poet, playwright and award winning...

“Chess, Chintz and Curry” – 23rd April 2018, 3.00 – 4.00pm

Looking at the movement of goods and ideas between India and Europe and Scots’ role in that process. An Indian themed tour with Eric Drake at the National Museum of Scotland. Free Event. Booking not required: Meet in Entrance Hall at 3.00pm. Contact National...

Events Diary 2018

Upcoming events in 2018 (further details TBA): 21st April, Symposium INTRIGUING INDIA (Keynote speaker John Keay) 27th April – Film screening of ‘The Man who would be King’ 2nd May – The Madari’s Disappearing Act, Film screening and talk 3rd May – ‘Many Coloured...

Voice of Santur concert: February 2018

The Voice of Santur at The Nomads Tent Saturday 24th February, 18:30 (70 mins) The Nomads Tent is delighted to welcome back virtuoso santur player, Peyman Heydarian. You are cordially invited to a multicultural santur recital with Santur virtuoso Dr Peyman Heydarian,...