Events - Dates for your diary:

Sunday 28th April 2019

​Action Village India are pleased to announce that we have a charity place in the 2019 London Marathon!  Our amazing runner, Krishna, is raising money and awareness for our well as his pulse (marathon training is as hard as fundraising).  We hope you'll support him by sponsoring his efforts here.


Saturday 13th July 2019

This year, the Walk at Virginia Water is going to be held on Saturday 13th July 2019. It’s a stunningly beautiful location to spend a warm summer day walking & talking and enjoying a picnic. The picnic and refreshments will be provided free. All you have to do is, turn up at the lake on the day with your friends and family!  Read more about it.

Past Events:

24 November: Brandenburg Choral - Rachmaninov Vespers by Candlelight

Action Village India are proud to once again partner with the Brandenburg Chamber Choir for their performance of Rachmaninov Vespers by candlelight. Please join us for an evening of beautiful music in the atmospheric venue St Martin-in-the-Fields.  You can buy tickets here. 40% of all tickets sales will go to AVI.

19-21 October: Om Yoga Show

19-21 October 2018 AVI will have an information stand at the Om Yoga Show at Alexandra Palace in London this October. We’ll be there for 3 days talking about the work of AVI’s partners in India, selling products and promoting our fundraising events. If you’re interested in volunteering for us for a few hours (and spending some time at the Yoga show) then please drop us a line with some information on why you’d like to work with us to

26-29 July: Madras Cafe @ WOMAD Festival

Madras Cafe, or Madcaf, as it is fondly known, has been appearing at world music festival WOMAD since 1992. What started as a chai stall has now become something of a festival institution serving delicious Indian food to over 3,500 people during the three days.

Staffed entirely by willing volunteers, all the profits from Madras Cafe go back to Action Village India to support rural initiatives and help to combat poverty and social injustice across India.

Come and have some excellent, vegetarian Indian food at the cafe and see the exhibition: The Year of the Woman.  We will be selling products made by our partners in India at the AVI information desk in the Madras Cafe tent.


Brandenburg Choral Festival 2018: 12 February 2018

Flyer - Brandenburg Festival - Action Village India

This year, we are pleased to be partnering with the Brandenburg Choral Festival to present a concert at the Queen's Chapel of the Savoy, London WC2R 0DA. 'Tallis Lamentations; Allegri miserere' will take place on 12 February from 7:30-9:30 pm and 50% of all ticket sales will go towards supporting AVI.

Buy tickets online:
or get in touch with us to buy paper tickets. 

Disability Exhibition Tour: 2017-18

Following its stint at WOMAD, the photography exhibition is going on tour! The exhibition highlights case studies from our project with NBJK, an AVI partner that works to secure the rights of disabled people in Bihar and Jharkhand, in north India. If you know of a suitable venue or would like to know more, get in touch

Case Study: Upendra Kumar 

Upendra, 22, has a mental disability, which his family discovered when he was 8 years old. Medicine had no effect, and because he was struggling at school, his parents took him out of education. This seriously limited his career prospects, and it was difficult for him to find a job. 

With the help of NBJK, Upendra found a job at a bike repair shop near his home and now has a job to go to everyday. He is very happy to be there, and his employer is pleased with his work. Upendra's extra salary is a huge help to his family, enabling them to buy food and other essentials. He is planning to get married next year, and hopes to open his own bike repair shop one day. 

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