• Sunday, August 14, 2022

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Exploring the significance of the ‘sacred’ seven

Sevens

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

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

SEVENS
When: Monday July 18
Where: Dance City, Temple Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 4BR
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, which explores the sacred, and sometimes sinful, significance of the number seven.
www.dancecity.co.uk

YAATRI
When: Thursday July 21
Where: The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE4 7AD
What: A performance by the award winning five-piece art-rock/jazz crossover group as part of the GemArts Masala Festival. Visit website for other events at the festival.
www.gemarts.org

NITIN SAWHNEY
When: Saturday July 23
Where: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP
What: Live performance headlined by musical maestro Nitin Sawhney. He is accompanied by acclaimed artists Aref Durvesh (tabla), YVA (vocalist) and Ian Burdge (cello).
www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

RIZWAN-MUAZZAM QAWWAL
When: Wednesday July 27 and Saturday July 30
Where: St George’s Bristol, Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR; and Kings Place 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
What: The globally acclaimed nephews of late great qawwali maestro Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan return to the UK for what promises to be an unforgettable musical experience of enchanting, majestic and intoxicating Sufi music.
www.asianartsagency.co.uk

EK SHAAM QUEEN OF SUFI MUSIC LE­­GEND ABIDA PARVEEN JI KE NAAM
When: Saturday July 30
Where: Elliot Hall in Harrow Arts Centre, 171 Uxbridge Road, Middlesex HA5 4EA
What: A special tribute performance dedicated to Sufi great Abida Parveen, headlined by rising singing star Tahseen Sakina, who is also a student of the music legend.
www.harrowarts.com

VISHAL & SHEYKHAR LIVE
When: Sunday July 31
Where: OVO Arena, Arena Square, Engineers Way, London HA9 0AA
What: The massively popular Bollywood duo return with a full live band to perform their greatest hits, in what promises to be an explosive concert.
www.rockonmusicuk.com

THEATRE

LIFE OF PI
When: Until Sunday October 30
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.
www.lifeofpionstage.com

INVISIBLE
When: Until Saturday July 16
Where: Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Ro­ad, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 8LJ
What: Dark comedy tracking one man’s desperate struggle to be seen as the hero of his own narrative, written, and performed by Nikhil Parmar.
www.bushtheatre.co.uk

FAVOUR
When: Until Saturday August 6
Where: Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Ro­ad, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 8LJ
What: The new play from Ambreen Razia is a touching and hopeful drama 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: Award-winning theatre production revolving around a factory worker in West Bengal, 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: Friday July 15
Where: Harrow Arts Centre, 171 Uxbridge Road, Pinner HA5 4EA
What: Laughter filled show featuring stand-up talents Sukh Ojla, Prince Abdi, Eshaan Akbar and Raj Poojara.
www.luventertainment.co.uk

AN AUDIENCE WITH TEZ ILYAS
When: Saturday July 16
Where: The Old Rep Theatre, 45 Station Street, Birmingham B5 4DY; and Bloomsbury Theatre and Studio, 15 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH
What: The popular comedian continues his new UK tour with two shows on the same day – Birmingham at 3pm and London at 8pm. 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.TezIlyas.com

THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING
When: Saturday July 16
Where: The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley RH10 6YZ
What: The halal-arious comedy show concludes its tour with top stand-up talents Sajeela Kershi, Mo Magaleo, Aatif Nawaz and Nabil Abdulrashid.
www.luventertainment.co.uk

ROMESH RANGANATHAN – THE CYNIC’S MIXTAPE
When: Wednesday August 3 – Thursday August 4
Where: The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley RH10 6YZ
What: The stand-up comedian delivers a brutally honest laughter-filled show about all the things he finds unacceptable, including why trying to save the environment is a scam and why none of us are truly free.
www.romeshranganathan.co.uk

CLASSES

BOLLYWOOD DANCE CLASS
When: Saturday July 16, 23, 30
Where: CRATE, 35 Saint James Street, London E17 7FY
What: Fun Bollywood dance class focusing on movement and mindfulness.
www.eventbrite.com

FREE BHARATNATYAM CLASSES
When: Wednesday July 20, 27 and Thursday July 21, 28
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 first come first serve basis.
www.eventbrite.com

FULL DAY INDIAN VEGETARIAN COOKERY COURSE
When: Saturday July 16
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 Indian dishes, along with learning how to use spices to add a depth of flavour.
www.cookingwithmonisha.com

INDIAN DRUMMING WORKSHOP
When: Monday July 25
Where: The Pavilion Community Sports and Social Club, The Grove, Swanscombe DA10 0AD
What: Free family-friendly event that will introduce various rhythms and beats in order to get you engaged and learn how to use traditional Indian drums such as the dhol, followed by a bracelet making class.
www.eventbrite.com

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