'Thank You Year' Tour 2018

31 March 2018 marks the beginning of the 60th anniversary since His Holiness the Dalai Lama first came into exile to India from Tibet, followed by thousands of Tibetan refugees.

For the past 60 years, the Tibetan people have made unstinting efforts to promote their rich ancient culture and unique identity, lead the Tibetan freedom struggle which is based on the principles of non-violence and justice, and assure the viability and sustainability of the Tibetan communities.

The support, kindness and generosity of many individuals, organisations and governments across the globe has been instrumental in ensuring the success of the efforts of Tibetan people in these endeavours.

Therefore, with the blessings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and under the leadership of the Central Tibetan Administration, Tibetans around the world are observing the year 31 March 2018 to 30 March 2019 as a 'Thank You Year' to express our gratitude to all our many friends and supporters globally.

The Tashi Lhunpo Monks tour is dedicated to support the 'Thank You Year', and there will be special events in London as well as a tour of the Baltic States organised by the Office of Tibet London. 

The monks arrive in Europe at the end of May and will be giving performances, running sand mandala exhibitions and workshops until the end of September.  Please keep coming back to this page for more information as it becomes available.  If you would like to book the monks for a performance or workshop, please get in touch with us.  More details with booking information, websites etc to follow.  We hope to see you at one of the performances in 2018.


21-26   Newbury Spring Festival   www.NewburySpringFestival.org.uk

27        Mind Body Spirit Wellbeing Festival, London Olympia  https://www.mindbodyspirit.co.uk/london

29        Alnwick Playhouse, Bondgate Without, Alnwick, Northumberland  https://www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk/


1          The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington, Devon  https://www.theploughartscentre.org.uk/

2          STERTS Theatre, Liskeard, Cornwall  www.sterts.co.uk/

5          ‘Mantras and Mandalas’ with Ligeti String Quartet and Richard Bolley, Goldsmiths College, University of London   https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mantras-and-mandalas-tickets-45589078160

6-10     Wimborne Folk Festival, Dorset  www.wimbornefolk.co.uk

!!!!! CHANGE OF VENUE !!!!!!

12-15   Lupton House, Brixham Road, Churston Ferrers, TQ5 0LD  http://discoverlupton.com/

17        Eyarth House, Ruthin, Denbighshire, North Wales  zf@eyarth.co.uk

21        Bridgwater Arts Centre  http://bridgwaterartscentre.co.uk/

24        Springhead Gardens, Fontmell Magna, Dorset Artsreach  https://artsreach.co.uk/event/tashi-lhunpo

25-30   Gold Hill Museum, Shaftesbury  http://goldhillmuseum.org.uk/


1          Gold Hill Fair, Shaftesbury  https://shaftesburyrotaryclub.org/upcoming-events/gold-hill-fair/

3-6       Jamyang Buddhist Centre, Lambeth, London SE11 4NA - Sand mandala and evening workshops https://www.jamyang.co.uk/

5          Music of the Three Worlds, Asian Music Circuit  http://www.amc.org.uk/

!!!!  NEW DATE !!!!

7     Ka-trin Festival of Tibetan Culture, The London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB 

11-15   Dharma Festival, Gaunts House, Dorset with Mongolian Khoomi singers, Sika, Tashi Mannox and more!   https://bit.ly/2tqCRvq

SORRY - CANCELLED DUE TO FIRE IN GLASGOW ART SCHOOL 18-20   Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) Glasgow  http://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme

!!!!! NEW DATE !!!!!!

21-26   Harewood House, Leeds http://harewood.org/whats-on/


6-22     Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Venue 40  http://www.venue40.org.uk/

25-27   Into the Wild Summer Festival  www.in2wild.com


1-10     ‘THANK YOU’ YEAR Baltic States Tour  Office of Tibet, London  info@otlondon.org

13       Cheese and Grain, Frome with Michael Ormiston and Candida Valentino Box Office: 01373 455420 www.cheeseandgrain.com

15        Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax, Yorkshire  https://www.squarechapel.co.uk/

17        Alternatives, St James’s Church, Piccadilly London, with Michael Ormiston and Candida Valentino Khoomii Singers  https://www.alternatives.org.uk/

!!!! NEW DATES !!!!

18-23  'THANK YOU' YEAR  Sand mandala exhibition, London.  Details tbc.  info@otlondon.org

22        Free Tibet 'Tibetfest', Candid Art Centre, 3-5 Torrens St, London EC1V 1NQ  https://www.freetibet.org/

24-30   Now the Hero / Nawr Yr Awr, Swansea  https://www.nowthehero.wales/