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Leaving an imprint: Voices from the Kiln

VOICES FROM THE KILN

By: Eastern Eye

LIVE PERFORMANCE

BOLLYWOOD BLAST
When: Sunday January 16
Where: Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 2UE
What: Ketan Kansara headlines an unforgettable evening celebrating the music of Indian cinema from the 70s, 80s and 90s. He will be accompanied by the band D26, along with fellow singers Anuradha Shukla, Sharon Smith and Manisha Sharma
www.becktheatre.org.uk

VOICES FROM THE KILN
When: Tuesday January 18
Where: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Way, Chichester PO19 6AP
What: A performance that interweaves Bharatanatyam dance, film, text, and clay to expose the fragile edges of memory that unearth fragments of lives, both real and imagined, which silently leave their imprint on clay and the human body.
www.cft.org.uk

SOUMIK DATTA: ARTS RISING
When: Thursday January 20
Where: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
What: Music maestro Soumik Datta pairs an interactive film with musicians, dancers, and the sound of his sarod in an energising and uplifting show that explores the meeting point between the climate emergency and social injustice.
www.southbankcentre.co.uk

THE FOUR ACES
When: Friday February 11
Where: Symphony Hall, 8 Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA
What: Concert headlined by iconic artists Shankar Mahadevan, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Rakesh Chaurasia and Louis Banks, which mixes up a musical melting pot of world influences. They are supported by artists, including Indian drummer Gino Banks.
www.bmusic.co.uk

KATTAM KATTI

KATTAM KATTI
When: Friday February 11
Where: The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ
What: The Pagrav Dance Company presents a contemporary Kathak production that taps into the competitive chaos, creativity, and colour of Uttarayan, the world-famous international kite festival of Gujarat.
www.thelowry.com

ATIF ASLAM
When: Saturday February 12 and Sunday February 13
Where: ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, Western Gateway, London E16 1XL and Morningside Arena, 31 Charter Street, Leicester LE1 3UD
What: The Pakistani superstar returns to the UK for two concerts, where he will perform his greatest hits and all-time classics with a full live band.
www.brightbeat.eu

EVENTS
UPLIFTING KUNDALINI YOGA AND MEDITATION CLASSES
When: Mondays, January 17, 24 & 31
Where: Telegraph Hill Centre, Kitto Road, London SE14 5TY
What: Public Kundalini yoga classes to work on your energy through physical movement and meditation, as taught by Yogi Bhajan. No previous experience with kundalini or any other types of yoga is needed. The class is open to all ability levels and students are asked to bring their own mats.
www.eventbrite.com

CRICKET COUNTRY: AN INDIAN ODYSSEY IN THE AGE OF EMPIRE
When: Monday January 24
Where: Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA
What: Trained historian Dr Prashant Kidambi delivers a lecture on the first Indian cricket team, which travelled to Britain in 1911, and how the idea of India took shape on the cricket pitch in the age of empire.
www.eventbrite.com

TEA AND TOUR
When: Saturday January 22
Where: The London Muslim Centre, 46 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1JX
What: Free event open to all faiths that includes tea, snacks, and a tour of one of Europe’s biggest mosques. There will also be a chance to view exhibitions on the Islamic faith.
www.eventbrite.com

THEATRE
LIFE OF PI
When: Until Sunday May 29
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

COMEDY
SUKH OJLA: LIFE SUKHS
When: Friday January 14 and Friday January 21
Where: Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford WD17 1JZ and The Deco, Abington Square, Northampton NN1 4AE
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

AHIR SHAH: DRESS
When: Thursday January 27
Where: Arts at the Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ
What: The double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee returns with a new stand-up show about significance, insignificance, and scurvy.
www.oldfirestation.org.uk

NISH KUMAR – YOUR POWER, YOUR CONTROL
When: Wednesday February 2
Where: Bonus Arena, Myton Street, Hull HU1 2PS
What: The popular comedian embarks on a brand-new stand-up show that tackles important subjects such as political upheaval, Covid, current uncertainty and why he is taking it personally.
www.bonusarenahull.com

SINDHU VEE – ALPHABET
When: Thursday February 10
Where: Key Theatre, Embankment Road, Peterborough PE1 1EF
What: A brand-new stand-up show with the popular comedian about the hair we want, the friends we have, and living the vast difference between virus and viral.
www.sindhuvee.com

CLASSES
FULL DAY SIMPLE INDIAN FISH AND SEAFOOD COURSE
When: Saturday January 22
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 fish and seafood dishes, along with learning how to use spices to add a depth of flavour.
www.cookingwithmonisha.com

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