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Ghazal date with Anup Jalota

Anup Jalota

By: Eastern Eye

LIVE PERFORMANCE
ANUP JALOTA LIVE
When: Friday December 17
Where: Osterley Park Hotel, 764 Great West Road, Isleworth TW7 5NA
What: The popular ghazal and bhajan maestro will deliver a musically rich live performance at a gala event that also offers a three-course meal.
www.eventbrite.com

INDIAN MUSIC AND FLAMENCO
When: Friday December 17
Where: Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
What: Special concert with renowned multi-instrumentalist Baluji Shrivastav OBE on sitar and virtuoso flamenco guitarist Ignacio Monteverde. You will hear the two traditions on their own and then they will be intertwined by the two great musical masters.
www.lauderdalehouse.org.uk

QAWWALI FAMILY NIGHT
When: Saturday December 18
Where: The Diamond Suite, 192 Adderley Road, Birmingham B8 1EG
What: A family-friendly qawwali night featuring a performance by Saleem Sabri and party, performing all-time classics, including Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s greatest hits. There is a food stall and a chance to meet the performers.
www.eventbrite.com

ATTAULLAH KHAN ESAKHELVI
When: Tuesday December 28
Where: Maya Suite, 2 Saint Charles Street, Sheffield S9 3WU
What: The legendary Pakistani folk singer Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi commences a UK tour and will perform the greatest hits from his very distinguished career. Tickets include a VIP meet-and-greet option.
www.eventbrite.com

EVENTS
DESI VIBEZ XMAS PARTY
When: Saturday December 18
Where: The Vault, East Wing, 300 Strand, Bush House, KCLSU South, London WC2R 1AE
What: Student parties within the Kings College London campus on The Strand with top DJs playing the best in old and new school Bollywood, bhangra, and urban desi beats.
www.bombayfunkadelic.com

DESI MASHUP 2021
When: Tuesday December 28
Where: Crescent Hall, 50 Dunstable Rd, Luton LU1 1EF
What: End-of-year party featuring performances by Muki, Haseeb Haze, Sparkaman, Bhangra Smash Up and DJ SNYPER.
www.fatsoma.co

NYE NAACH
When: Friday December 31
Where: Hichki, 16-18 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW
What: Bombay Funkadelic presents its annual New Year’s Eve party. DJ Shai Guy will fire up the dance floor with the hottest selection of Bollywood hits, bhangra mixes and party anthems. There will also be guest DJs, surprise acts, a midnight countdown, confetti cannons, food and a photo/video booth. Photo ID is required.
www.fatsoma.com/bombayfunkadelic

NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER & DANCE
When: Friday December 31
Where: Thistle London Heathrow Terminal 5 Hotel, Bath Road, London UB7 0EQ
What: New year’s event with a buffet dinner followed by live performances, DJS, dancers and dhol players. Free parking for guests and subsidised room rates available. Headline acts include singers JK and Navin Kundra.
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BOLLYWOOD NYE MASQUERADE PARTY
When: Friday December 31
Where: Mumbai Square, 7 Middlesex Street, London E1 7AA
What: New year’s masquerade dinner and dance party, with different food packages available. DJ Dalal will be playing the best in desi beats, bhangra, Bollywood, EDM and r’n’b.
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NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER & DANCE WITH SUKSHINDER SHINDA
When: Friday December 31
Where: Regency Banqueting Suite, 267 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 9NA
What: New Year’s Eve event headlined by popular singer Sukshinder Shinda, which includes a three-course seated meal and live entertainments. Other acts performing on the night include music legend AS Kang, Hassan Manak, Jannat Kaur, Meshi Eshara, Rana Sahota and Simz Singh.
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NEW YEAR’S DINNER & DANCE
When: Friday December 31
Where: The New Bingley Hall, 1 Hockley Circus, Birmingham B18 5PP
What: New Year’s Eve dinner and dance event, including three-course meal, unlimited buffet and live entertainment. There will be live singers, dhol players, raffle draw, dancers and DJs playing bhangra, Bollywood and English music.
www.eventbrite.com

THEATRE
LIFE OF PI
When: Until Sunday February 27, 2022
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 struck on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, as they battle to survive an epic voyage across the ocean. The cast includes Hiran Abeysekera, Mina Anwar, Nicholas Khan, Payal Mistry and Raj Ghatak.
www.londontheatre.co.uk

SLEEPING BEAUTY
When: Until Sunday January 16
Where: The Alhambra Theatre, Morley Street, Bradford BD7 1AJ
What: Pantomime headlined by popular television personality Dr Ranj Singh and comedian Billy Pearce. The familiar fairy tale is given an interesting twist in the family-friendly show filled with laughs.
www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

QUEEN OF HEARTS
When: Friday December 17–Saturday December 18
Where: Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH
What: Story of a fading Bollywood actress struggling to reconcile with how she sees herself versus how the world perceives her, and the dialogue she has with her younger self. The production features musical interludes and the screening of two shorts from the Birmingham Indian Film Festival.
www.macbirmingham.co.uk

COMEDY
DESI CENTRAL COMEDY SHOW: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
When: Sunday December 19
Where: The Glee Club, The Arcadian, 70 Hurst St, Birmingham B5 4TD & The Assembly, Spencer Street, Royal Leamington Spa CV31 3NF
What: The entertaining comedy tour continues with Christmas specials featuring top stand-up talent delivering plenty of laughs. Check website for full line-up.
www.luventertainment.co.uk

COBO: KINGS OF COMEDY
When: Monday December 27
Where: The Glee Club, The Arcadian, 70 Hurst Street, Birmingham B5 4TD
What: End-of-year stand-up comedy special headlined by top talents Kane Brown, Nabil Abdulrashid, Guz Khan and Babatunde Aleshe. Expect plenty of jokes and lots of laughter
www.luventertainment.co.uk

SUKH OJLA: LIFE SUKHS
When: Sunday January 2
Where: Bilston Town Hall, Church Street, Bilston WV14 0AP
What: Acclaimed stand-up comedian Sukh Ojla continues her solo tour of the UK with her show, where she talks about subjects, including mental illness, moving back in with her parents, identity and living a double life.
www.luventertainment.co.uk

BRING THE LAUGHTER
When: Friday January 7
Where: Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 2UE
What: Stand-up comedy special headlined by top talents Anuvab Pal, Kane Brown, Esther Manito and Guz Khan. Expect plenty of jokes and lots of laughter.
www.luventertainment.co.uk

THE INDIANS ARE COMING
When: Sunday January 9
Where: Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, Upper Clifton Road, Sutton Coldfield B73 6DA
What: A laughter-filled comedy event headlined by some popular stand-up talents Sukh Ojla, Hyde Panaser and Anuvab Pal.
www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk

CLASSES
BOLLYX – THE BOLLYWOOD WORKOUT
When: Saturday December 18
Where: Frederick Bremer School, Siddeley Road, London E17 4EY
What: A ladies-only Bollywood fitness inspired workout, where you will be dancing away to some of the latest Bollywood and bhangra tracks.
www.eventbrite.com

DANCE DOSTI
When: Saturday December 18
Where: Southall Sports Centre, Beaconsfield Road, Southall UB1 1DP
What: A free dance class for people with any form of sight impairment. Their friends and family are welcome to join. Learn Bollywood, bhangra, and other styles in a fun, supportive environment. Classes are for all abilities.
www.eventbrite.com

SRI LANKAN COOKERY CLASS
When: Tuesday December 21
Where: Holdspace Wynford Hall, Risinghill Street, London N1 9SY
What: A family style cookery class with Sri Lankan chef Nafa, where four vegan dishes will be prepared. Recipes will be emailed out after the class.
www.eventbrite.com

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