Tue 16 April | 7.30pm | MAC
Over the last 25 years Abhinava Dance Company has firmly established itself as one of India’s most popular and cutting-edge dance companies, bringing a fresh and thrilling approach to Classical dance.
Wed 10 April | 7.30pm | Birmingham Town Hall
Oscar-winning director Satyajit Ray’s cult film Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne, will be projected on a large screen with a reimagined live cinematic score (King of Ghosts) that features the haunting sounds of Soumik’s sarod (19 stringed fretless lute), Cormac Byrne’s Irish folk rhythms and City of London Sinfonia.
Arriving at the nanny’s feudal home village the teacher uncovers a dangerous truth that will quickly destabilise her world. Starring Aamina Sheikh and Mohib Mirza, Josh is a compelling film about class and social struggle that takes no prisoners.Read More
Birmingham Indian Film Festival, Sampad and Birmingham City University come together with Film Hub Midlands, Saathi Nights and Brum Asians LGBT to present an evening exploring and celebrating the South Asian LGBTQI+ experience and wellbeing with screenings of new and classic short films in a safe and friendly space.Read More
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is a Pakistani film-maker, journalist and activist known for her work in highlighting inequality with women. Winner of numerous awards, Sharmeen was honoured with the Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the second highest civilian honour of the country, by the Government of Pakistan in 2012 and is the only woman to win two Oscars by the age of 37.Read More
This event will be held at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham and will be hosted by Shaista Chisthy. Shaista is a London based Documentary Photographer & Visual Artist exploring identity, representation and notions of ‘otherness’, particularly of Muslims in Britain. Shai uses news and mainstream media along with humour to challenge narratives which often serve to de-humanise, over simplify and reinforce a ‘them and us’ in society.Read More