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Bollywood singing sensation Sunidhi Chauhan returns to UK

Sunidhi Chauhan

By: Eastern Eye

LIVE PERFORMANCE
MUMBAI MASALA
When: Until Sunday August 28
Where: Proud City, 1 Mark Lane, Opposite Fenchurch Street Station, London EC3R 7AH
What: Spicy new immersive Bollywood musical experience, featuring hip shaking dances, heart breaking romance, hilarious comedy, and delectable cuisine.
www.proudcabaret.com

JUBIN NAUTIYAL
When: Saturday June 25 and Sunday June 26
Where: Morningside Arena, 31 Charter Street, Leicester LE1 3UD; and OVO Arena, Arena Square, Engineers Way, London HA9 0AA.
What: The popular Indian singer behind songs like Lut Gaye, Tum Hi Aana and Raataan Lambiyan, each of which has been viewed more than a billion times on YouTube, delivers a hit-filled concert with a full live band.
www.ticketmaster.co.uk

MID-DAY MANTRA: ZOE RAHMAN TRIO
When: Saturday June 25
Where: Jennifer Blackwell Performance Space, Symphony Hall, 8 Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA
What: Free family friendly concert with live music from the Zoe Rahman Trio, poetry readings and Bengali craft, to mark Bangladesh’s 50th anniversary of independence.
www.bmusic.co.uk

PANDIT SANJAY MUKHERJEE
When: Saturday June 26
Where: The Bhavan, 4A Castletown Road, London W14 9HE
What: Classical musical recital by leading tabla exponent Pt Sanjay Mukherjee, accompanied by Hiranmay Mitra on harmonium.
www.bhavan.net

USTAD SHAHID PARVEZ KHAN
When: Friday July 1 and Saturday July 2
Where: St George’s Bristol, Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR; and Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
What: The globally acclaimed sitar maestro, accompanied by Sanju Sahai on tabla, will deliver a culturally rich concert connected to Indian musical tradition, as part of his UK tour. See website for further tour dates.
www.asianartsagency.co.uk

SEVENS
When: Tuesday July 5
Where: Curve Theatre, 60 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB
What: An ensemble cast of UK-based Indian classical dancers and musicians share the stage in this triple bill show conceptualised by award-winning Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer Nina Rajarani MBE. It explores the sacred, and sometimes sinful, significance of the number seven.
www.curveonline.co.uk

SUNIDHI CHAUHAN
When: Saturday July 9 and Sunday July 10
Where: Morningside Arena, 31 Charter Street, Leicester LE1 3UD; and Eventim Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street, London W6 9QH
What: The Bollywood singing sensation returns for a UK tour with a full live band, where she will deliver a high-energy performance featuring her greatest hits and familiar classics.
www.ticketmaster.co.uk

DANCING NIKITA COMPANY
When: Saturday July 9
Where: The Bhavan, 4A Castletown Road, London W14 9HE
What: The Dancing Nikita Company presents its annual summer production with more than 50 students, ranging from children to adults, performing an array of Kathak dances. The performance will also include a special tribute to late great dance maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj.
www.bhavan.net

EID MUSICAL GALA DINNER
When: Wednesday July 13
Where: Grand Sapphire Hotel & Banqueting, 45 Imperial Way, Croydon CR0 4RR
What: An evening of qawwali and ghazals headlined by acclaimed singer Shujat Ali Khan with a live band. Tickets include dinner with table service.
www.eventbrite.com

SAUDHA – FRIDA KAHLO THROUGH INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC
When: Wednesday July 13
Where: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP
What: A reinterpretation of the iconic Mexican surrealist painter’s melancholic universe of art through a visceral presentation of Indian classical music. Performers on the night include acclaimed maestros Vidushi Kala Ramnath (violin), Pt Sanju Sahai (tabla), Shapla Salique (Bengali singer) and Shree Ganguly (spoken-word artist)
www.royalalberthall.com

DARBAR FRINGE: JASDEEP DEGUN
When: Sunday July 17
Where: Curve Theatre, 60 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB
What: The British Asian sitar maestro Jasdeep Degun performs compositions from his acclaimed recently released debut album Anomaly.
www.curveonline.co.uk

THEATRE
LIFE OF PI
When: Until Sunday October 30
Where: Wyndham’s Theatre, 32-36 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DA
What: A theatre play based on Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name, revolves around the sole human survivor of a shipwreck, stuck on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, as they battle to survive an epic voyage across the ocean.
www.lifeofpionstage.com

FAVOUR
When: Friday June 24-Saturday August 6
Where: Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 8LJ
What: The new play from Ambreen Razia tells the story of a working-class Muslim family that tackles duty, addiction and the battle of putting yourself back together.
www.bushtheatre.co.uk

CHASING HARES
When: Saturday July 16-Saturday August 13
Where: Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LZ
What: An award-winning production about a factory worker in the state of West Bengal in India, who is recruited to write a play for a popular actress and sees it as a chance to expose injustice. The world premiere stars Ayesha Dharker, Zainab Hasan, Scott Karim, Saroja-Lily Ratnavel and Irfan Shamji.
www.youngvic.org

COMEDY

BRING THE LAUGHTER
When: Saturday June 25
Where: Streatham Space Project, Sternhold Avenue, London SW2 4PA
What: Laughter-filled comedy show featuring stand-up talents Tommy Sandhu, Eshaan Akbar, Kae Kurd and Nabil Abdul Rashid.
www.luventertainment.co.uk

THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING
When: Wednesday June 29
Where: Frog and Bucket Comedy Club, 102 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LJ
What: The halal-irious comedy show continues its tour with top stand-up talents Tez Ilyas, Kae Kurd, Aatif Nawaz and Tamer Kattan. Check website for further tour dates.
www.luventertainment.co.uk

AN AUDIENCE WITH TEZ ILYAS
When: Saturday July 9
Where: The Stand Comedy Club, 31 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EW
What: The popular comedian embarks on his new UK tour, which includes a stand-up set and an ‘In Conversation’ segment. The ticket price includes the newly released paperback copy of Tez’s book: The Secret Diary of a British Muslim Aged 13 3/4.
www.thestand.co.uk

CLASSES
FREE BHARATNATYAM CLASSES
When: Wednesday June 29 and Thursday June 30
Where: Gamgee House, 2 Darnley Road, Birmingham B16 8TE
What: The Indian consulate in Birmingham is organising weekly dance weekly classes. Registration is required, and places will be allocated places on a first-come, first-serve basis.
www.eventbrite.com

SRI LANKAN COOKERY CLASS
When: Tuesday June 28
Where: All Saints Church, 7 Blenheim Grove, London SE15 4QS
What: Chef Jahan will teach delicious, authentic Sri Lankan dishes followed by a sit-down meal, with a fun, laidback homestyle cooking experience.
www.eventbrite.com

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