• Wednesday, September 28, 2022

What's On

Dedicated band offers a spiritual evening of devotional songs

The Kirtan Band

By: Eastern Eye

LIVE PERFORMANCE

ALWAYS AND FOREVER
When: Saturday September 10
Where: Elliot Hall in Harrow Arts Centre, 171 Uxbridge Road, Middlesex HA5 4EA
What: A charity concert tribute performance to legendary Bollywood singers Mohammad Rafi and Kishore Kumar, delivered by British music act KayKay and Co, in aid of Dementia UK.
www.harrowarts.com

USTAD ASHRAF SHARIF KHAN, SHAHBAZ HUSSAIN, AND FRIENDS – IN CONCERT
When: Sunday September 11
Where: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
What: Master sitar player Ashraf Sharif Khan and tabla maestro Shahbaz Hussain, along with special guests, will perform live on stage.
www.richmix.org.uk

RUPI KAUR
When: Friday September 16, Sunday Se­ptember 18, and Monday September 19
Where: Corn Exchange, 2 Wheeler Street, Cambridge CB2 3QB; and Theatre Royal, New Road, Brighton BN1 1SD; and Gillian Lynne Theatre 166 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5PF
What: The acclaimed poet continues her UK tour with a performance of unpublished pieces and greatest hits from her iconic books. She leads audiences on a journey of personal loss, love, growth, mental health, community, friendship, and strength. See website for further tour dates.
www.Rupikaur.com

THE KIRTAN BAND
When: Saturday September 17
Where: Mahadevi Yoga Centre, 12 Eden Grove, Stapleton House, London N7 8EQ
What: A spiritual evening of devotional songs (kirtan) performed by a passionate and  dedicated band, combining singing and live music.
www.eventbrite.com

SAUDHA BANGLA MUSIC FESTIVAL
When: Sunday September 18
Where: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
What: Free event that sees leading singers of Indian and Bangladeshi origin celebrate the glorious evolution of Bangla music through a world-class presentation of different genres.
www.richmix.org.uk

KANTHA KATHA-K
When: Tuesday September 20 – Wednesday September 21
Where: Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB
What: A unique performance/installation from the Amina Khayyam Dance Company narrating local stories originated during Covid lockdown.
www.birminghamhippodrome.com

THEATRE

LIFE OF PI
When: Until Sunday January 15, 2023
Where: Wyndham’s Theatre, 32-36 Ch­aring Cross Road, London WC2H 0DA
What: Theatre play based on Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name, which 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

THE CHERRY ORCHARD
When: Until Saturday October 22
Where: The Yard Theatre, 2A Queen’s Yard, London E9 5EN
What: Writer Vinay Patel reimagines Chekhov’s bittersweet play for 2022 and beyond in the story of a starship filled with migrants searching for a home billions of miles from earth.
www.theyardtheatre.co.uk

ANTIGONE
When: Until Saturday September 24
Where: Open Air Theatre, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4NU
What: Zainab Hasan takes on the title role in this contemporary retelling of Sophocles’s epic story with British Asian protagonists, revolving around family, conflict, and a hostile state.
www.openairtheatre.com

THE P WORD
When: Friday September 9 – Saturday October 22
Where: Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 8LJ
What: Waleed Akhtar’s sharp-witted and devastating new play charts the parallel lives of two gay Pakistani men, as it moves through casual hook-ups to the UK’s hostile environment.
www.bushtheatre.co.uk

MRS KAPOOR’S DAUGHTER’S WEDDING 2 MAURITIUS
When: Saturday September 10 – Sunday September 11 and Saturday September 24 – Sunday September 25
Where: Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 2UE
What: Fun-filled follow-up to popular theatre play Mrs Kapoor’s Daughter’s Wedding, which sees the dysfunctional family planning a destination wedding.
www.becktheatre.org.uk

GLITTERBALL
When: Thursday September 15 – Saturday September 24
Where: Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford WD17 1JZ
What: The new play from acclaimed British Asian theatre company Rifco is a musical comedy that revolves around a divorced middle-aged woman navigating rocky friendships, who is trying to make sense of a past where she was brought up as one half of a Shirley Bassey tribute act.
www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

COMEDY

NISH KUMAR – YOUR POWER, YOUR CONTROL
When: Friday September 9
Where: The Anvil, Churchill Way E, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
What: The popular stand-up comedian tackles important subjects like political upheaval, Covid, uncertainty and why he is taking it personally.
www.anvilarts.org.uk

VIR DAS: WANTED
When: Tuesday September 13
Where: Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 2UE
What: Acclaimed Indian comedian Vir Das brings his brand-new laughter-filled show to UK audiences and confronts important social issues head on.
www.becktheatre.org.uk

DESI CENTRAL COMEDY SHOW
When: Saturday September 17
Where: Elliot Hall in Harrow Arts Centre, 171 Uxbridge Road, Middlesex HA5 4EA
What: Popular comedy show featuring stand-up talents Firuz Ozari, Kane Brown, Tez Ilyas, Farhan Solo and Tommy Sandhu.
www.harrowarts.com

NRI (NON REQUIRED INDIAN)
When: Saturday September 17
Where: Backyard Comedy Club, 231 Ca­mbridge Heath Road, London E2 0EL
What: Stand-up show performed by London-based Indian comedian Ankit Grover, tackling a wide array of relatable subjects and his life as an NRI.
www.backyardcomedyclub.co.uk

Lateef Lovejoy

ARABS VS ASIANS
When: Thursday September 29
Where: Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH
What: Laughter-filled comedy show hosted by Salman Malik, which features stand-up talents Patrick Monahan, Lateef Lovejoy, Mani Liaqat and Jay Droch.
www.macbirmingham.co.uk

CLASSES

FREE BHARATNATYAM CLASSES
When: Wednesdays September 14, 21, 28 and Thursdays September 15, 22, 29
Where: Gamgee House, 2 Darnley Road, Birmingham B16 8TE
What: The Consulate General of India in Birmingham is organising free and weekly dance classes on its premises. Participants need to register beforehand and will be allocated places on a first come first serve basis.
www.eventbrite.com

BOLLYWOOD DANCE CLASS
When: Saturdays September 10, 17, 24
Where: CRATE, 35 Saint James Street, London E17 7FY
What: Fun Bollywood dance class focusing on movement and mindfulness.
www.eventbrite.com

FULL DAY INDIAN VEGETARIAN COOKERY COURSE
When: Sunday September 25
Where: Hounslow, London
What: A trip to the local Indian shop to learn about ingredients will be followed by a practical hands-on cooking course learning how to make a variety of vegetarian Indian dishes.
www.cookingwithmonisha.com

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