By: Eastern Eye
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.
AN EVENING WITH PARRY & REKHA
When: Friday July 22
Where: Pump House Theatre and Arts Centre, 5 Local Board Road, Watford WD17 2JP
What: Versatile British Asian singer Parry Mad and Rekha perform an array of live songs, ranging from classic Bollywood to western pop, accompanied by a live band.
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).
When: Saturday July 23
Where: The Bhavan, 4A Castletown Rd, London W14 9HE
What: Smt. Srekala Bharath presents a Bharatanatyam performance at the Bhavan as part of the Summer School teachers’ concert series 2022. There is also an opening performance from
Abbeyrame Hariharan, senior disciple of Bhavan’s resident teacher Sri Prakash Yadagudde.
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.
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.
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.
When: Friday August 12
Where: The O2 Arena, 205 Peninsula Square, London SE10 0ES
What: The Punjabi music superstar kicks off a big UK tour and will perform his greatest hits with a full live band. Check website for further August tour dates in Birmingham (20), Leeds (26), and Glasgow (28).
TALVIN SINGH AND FRIENDS
When: Saturday August 20
Where: Curve Theatre, 60 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB
What: Internationally acclaimed British tabla maestro Talvin Singh and acclaimed guest musicians deliver a one-off performance. Aakash Odedra Company will be presenting a short dance performance before the show.
RAHAT FATEH ALI KHAN
When: Friday August 26, Saturday August 27, and Sunday August 28
Where: Resorts World Arena, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1PU; and First Direct Arena, Arena Way, Leeds LS2 8BY; and The O2 Arena, 205 Peninsula Square, London SE10 0ES
What: The qawwali maestro returns for another UK tour and will perform some of his greatest hits, with his music ensemble.
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, as they battle to survive an epic voyage across the ocean.
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 oneself back together.
When: Until 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 injustices. The world premiere stars Ayesha Dharker, Zainab Hasan, Scott Karim, Saroja-Lily Ratnavel, and Irfan Shamji.
When: Wednesday August 24 – Saturday September 3
Where: Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HT
What: The popular show returns to the West End. It takes audiences on a journey through Indian culture, dance, and music, while presenting the vibrancy and beauty of Bollywood.
When: Sunday July 23
Where: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY
What: The stand-up comedian joins an entertaining line-up as part of the Kaleidoscope Festival, which also includes live music performances and fun activities on different stages.
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.
NISH KUMAR – YOUR POWER, YOUR CONTROL
When: Thursday August 18
Where: Weymouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Weymouth DT4 8ED
What: The popular stand-up comedian’s brand-new stand-up show tackles important subjects like political upheaval, Covid, current uncertainty, and why he is taking it personally.
BOLLYWOOD DANCE CLASS
When: Saturday July 23, 30
Where: CRATE, 35 Saint James Street, London E17 7FY
What: Fun Bollywood dance class, focusing on movement and mindfulness.
FREE BHARATNATYAM CLASSES
When: Wednesday July 27 and Thursday July 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 a first come first serve basis.
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.