Showing Events in 2017

Kahaani (Story) at Bedlam Arts and Mental Health Festival

Bringing to life personal stories and anecdotes from mental health service users through traditional imagery, language and stories.

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Rangeeli Colours of Birmingham Parade at Birmingham Weekender 2017

All the colours of Birmingham come to life in this spectacular city parade.

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Lori Lullabies Family Sessions

Pop along on our journey in which we explore sounds of the sea, the jungle and more with South Asian lullabies and movement!

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Hans Raj Hans – Live in Concert

Don’t miss your chance to catch hugely popular Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans live in concert, marking the finale of the Birmingham Weekender 2017 festival!

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Gandharva Choir

Creative, innovative and experimental, the Gandharva Choir has presented hundreds of striking performances of Indian choral music in India and abroad over the last four decades.

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Shapla Salique

One of Britain’s most successful British-Bangladeshi artists, Shapla Salique, and her Jazz band perform live for the very first time in Birmingham.

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Sacred Sounds – Sikh Music Traditions and the First World War

Inspired by an evocative photograph of Sikh soldiers performing Gurbani Kirtan or Shabads (Sikh sacred hymns).

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Not Today’s Yesterday presented by Seeta Patel

Seeta Patel joins forces with Lina Limosani and Dagmara Gieysztor to present this poignant work.

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Miss Meena and the Masala Queens

A new play inspired by the British Asian drag queen community uncovering the untold stories of men who choose a female persona by night.

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Under the Sitars with Citizen Khan

From the award winning BBC1 sitcom Citizen Khan, Mr Khan and his special guests are taking over the full City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra for a sitar-studded night!

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Ravi Shankar’s SUKANYA

Ravi Shankar’s Only Opera: A mythical love story told through music & dance. Libretto by Amit Chaudhuri

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Meeting Nazrul

A collaborative music, vocal and movement performance bringing to life the work of the great Bengali poet laureate, Kazi Nazrul Islam.

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Dividing Lines

Short stories on theme of borders, boundaries and belonging at Birmingham Literature Festival (Spring Edition).

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ACE Maker Monday Commissioning Project 16-17

Come along to Maker Monday’s April event for a chance to explore some of the digital tech that their four commissioned artists have been experimenting with to develop their creative practice.

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Asian Spring 2017

Sampad’s annual showcase returns with a lively celebration of South Asian dance from some of the most exciting dance groups in the country!

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Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali

Torchbearers of the Qawwali tradition, Rizwan-Muazzam (nephews of legendary Qawwali maestro Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan) bring their stunning interpretations of classic Sufi texts to UK audiences this March.

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Music Makes Waves – the collision between art, music and science

The Music Makes Waves Symposium will examine the role that music plays in our everyday lives, looking at its social and neurological impacts and how it contributes to wider culture.

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Voices of Experience

A compelling afternoon of spoken word giving a voice to regional creative writing talents, as part of events to mark International Women’s Day in March.

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An evening of World Music with Mendi Singh and Friends

Soulful moody melodies mingle with distinctive flavours of Irish, jazz, world and folk music.

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Made in India

A compelling new play by Satinder Chohan about birth and motherhood in a brave new world.

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