ACE Maker Monday Commissioning Project 16-17

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 and distinctive flavours of Irish, jazz, world and folk music join the mix as leading Tabla maestro Mendi Singh weaves his magic along with super-talented artists Eleanor Turner (harp), Rioghnach Connolly (vocals and flute), Fiona Browne (Uilleann pipes) and Ben Cashell (cello).

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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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Qawwali Shrine

Join us for a sonic exploration of Qawwali music inspired by the emotional reactions and responses of Qawwali listeners.

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My Name Is… / This Is Not London

Get ready to be moved and entertained as this intriguing new double-bill presented by Irruption Theatre examines the concepts of moral choice and individual responsibility in today’s ever-shifting world.

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Ustad Sabri Khan Memorial Concert

Featuring an excerpt of a new work ‘Dastaan’ by Sonia Sabri Company.

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Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company: Inter_rupted

Dance revolutionary Aditi Mangaldas re-fashions traditional Kathak vocabulary with 21st century sound, rhythm and light.

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Anoushka Shankar: Land of Gold

Anoushka Shankar returns with an innovative, cutting-edge performance addressing themes around movement, asylum and refugees.

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Diwali Utsav 2016

An uplifting family friendly event to celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights. Presented by Jaivant Patel Dance.

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If I Could Reach Home

Classical and contemporary Bharatanatyam and Kathak featuring three wonderfully expressive performers, choreographed by Magdalen Gorringe.

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Fire and Light

A sparkling mix of dance, music and song reflecting Autumn’s glow and celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights.

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Yeh Shaam Mastani: from Bengal to Bollywood with Gunjan and Friends

A thrilling musical evening of Bollywood hits inspired and influenced by much-loved Bengali songs.

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Birmingham > Brick Lane > Bangladesh

Emerging local writing talents share compelling narratives exploring their family lives and personal journeys.

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Lori Lullabies: lively family-friendly workshops with music & movement

Lively family-friendly sessions bringing traditional ‘Lori’ (Indian lullabies) to life through music and movement.

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My Route at Birmingham Heritage Week 8–18th September 2016

Sampad’s ground breaking community heritage project My Route will be extending its legacy during Birmingham Heritage Week during September 2016

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FLUX

A captivating four-piece band who mix cinematic lines with shades of Folk, Indie, Western and Indian Classical music.

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Kaifi Aur Main

Luminaries of Indian Cinema, Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar along with ghazal maestro Jaswinder Singh present a stage tribute to the life of Kaifi Azmi.

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Jaivant Patel Dance: Tiranga

Featuring dance, music, food, storytelling, puppetry, workshops & more!

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Return of Sampad’s FREE ‘My Route’ taxi tour of Stratford Road!

The return of Sampad’s hugely popular taxi tour around Stratford Road, Birmingham as part of the legacy of its major community heritage project, My Route.

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In performance: Tanusree Shankar Dance 2016 Summer School

Join this fun, family-friendly event that will share work produced by students during mac’s 2016 summer school which offered a rare opportunity for dancers to train with renowned dancer/choreographer Tanusree Shankar

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Celebrating South Asian Music in the West Midlands

University of Birmingham researcher and AHRC Cultural Engagement Fellow Dr David Kerr presents an evening exploring the South Asian musical heritage of the West Midlands, in collaboration with Sampad.

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Navadisha Celebrates

Featuring an outstanding line-up of UK & International dance artists and a mixture of exquisite South Asian dance styles!

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IDFB 2016 closing party: Desi Grooves

Celebrate the closing party for International Dance Festival Birmingham (IDFB 2016) with an evening of glitter, glamour and colourful celebration of popular Indian dance styles.

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IDFB 2016 | Hemabharathy Palani (Trikonanga & Twine) + Subhash Viman (Morphed)

A fresh contemporary double bill of dance from two talented artists.

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IDFB 2016 | Aakash Odedra Company (Echoes) + Sanjukta Sinha (Incede)

Aakash Odedra Company presents Echoes Bells have been a constant companion of every Indian classical dancer. Should these bells just […]

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IDFB 2016 | Sujata & Preetisha Mohapatra (Sangachhadhwam) + Shijith Nambiar & Parvathy Menon (Sandhya)

UK PREMIERE “A thrilling double bill by internationally acclaimed dancers, featuring two classical South Asian styles” Lucie Mirkova, IDFB Programme […]

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Wipers

Presented by Belgrade Theatre, Curve Theatre Leicester and Watford Palace Theatre

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Laila the Musical

The most romantic story of love and fate

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Tribhangi Dance Theatre: Sukuma

Don’t miss your chance to see this thrilling South African dance company in action!

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The Dishonoured

Presented by Kali Theatre at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

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Midlands Mantra at Alchemy 2016

Sampad celebrates Alchemy with uplifting music, dance, poetry and spoken word with traditional and modern flavours, featuring exciting artists from the Midlands.

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Bring on the Bollywood

Presented by Phizzical in association with the Belgrade Theatre.

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Holi 2016 — A Celebration of Colour

Presented by Jaivant Patel Dance

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A Journey of Inspiration – Nehru Centre, London

An absorbing evening of dance and spoken word, inspired by a selection of Sampad publications. The event features stories and […]

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An Evening with Tagore (In aid of Vidyapith)

A cultural show in Bengali based on different literary masterpieces of Rabindranath Tagore, involving songs, dances, enacting stories and a […]

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Reflection of Silence 2016 – flavours of Iranian and Kurdish Music

An enthralling new collaboration between four highly-gifted musicians.

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Sisterhood of Nations: Hello Birmingham – *Postponed*

Please note that due to illness, Zeddie will not be able to run this workshop on 8 March. We sincerely […]

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Kin – presented by Sanjukta Sinha

Triple bill featuring contemporary dance.

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Neon Horizon

Hassan ‘Moyo’ Mohyeddin is a music producer, tabla player, multi-percussionist, teacher and fine artist. His debut performance, Neon Horizon, explores […]

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Diwali Utsav 2015

Celebrating Diwali with beautiful, uplifting dance.

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Sampad 25th Anniversary Gala

Featuring outstanding music, dance, spoken word and artists.

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Music of Benares

Sitar maestro Pandit Shivnath Mishra makes his first visit to the UK.

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Inspired by Gandhi: Pop-Up Readings at Birmingham Literature Festival

Free performances! Mahatma Gandhi is a towering figure in history, whose philosophy of non-violence, passion for equality and socio-political intelligence […]

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Anita and Me

Meera Syal’s much-loved novel bursts onto the stage for the very first time.

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All Our Heroes

Exploring stories of men from the Indian sub-continent who fought for the British Raj in WW1

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