• Saturday, August 20, 2022

What's On

Reinterpreting Frida through Indian classical music

Frida

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

USTAD SHAHID PARVEZ KHAN
When: Saturday July 9
Where: Turner Sims University of Southampton, Building 52, Salisbury Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ
What: The globally acclaimed sitar maestro concludes his UK tour.
Accompanied by Sanju Sahai on tabla, Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan delivers a culturally rich concert that is connected to Indian musical tradition.
www.asianartsagency.co.uk

DANCING NIKITA COMPANY
When: Saturday July 9
Where: The Bhavan, 4A Castletown Road, London W14 9HE
What: The Dancing Nikita Company prese­n­ts their annual summer production with more than 50 students – from child­r­en to adults performing an array of Ka­­thak dances. The dance performance will al­so include a special tribute to late gr­e­at dance maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj.
www.bhavan.net

EID MUSICAL GALA DINNER
When: Wednesday July 13
Where: Grand Sapphire Hotel & Banqueting, 45 Imperial Way, Croydon CR0 4RR
What: An evening of qawwali and ghazal headlined by acclaimed singer Shujat Ali Khan with live band. Tickets include dinner with table service.
www.eventbrite.com

SAUDHA – FRIDA KAHLO THROUGH INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC
When: Wednesday July 13
Where: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP
What: A reinterpretation of the iconic Mexican surrealist painter’s melancholic universe of art through a visceral presentation of Indian classical music. Performers on the evening include acclaimed maestros Vidushi Kala Ramnath (violin), Pt Sanju Sahai (tabla), Shapla Salique (Bengali singer) and Shree Ganguly (spoken-word artist)
www.royalalberthall.com

Jasdeep Singh Degun

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

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

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, as they battle to survive an epic voyage across the ocean.
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: 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

AN AUDIENCE WITH TEZ ILYAS
When: Saturday July 9
Where: The Stand Comedy Club, 31 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EW
What: The popular comedian embarks on his new UK tour, which includes a stand-up set and a laughter-filled in-conversation. The ticket price includes the newly released paperback copy of Tez’s book The Secret Diary of a British Muslim Aged 13 3/4.

THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING
When: Sunday July 10
Where: The Wardrobe, 6 St Peter’s Square, Leeds LS9 8AH
What: The halal-arious comedy show continues its tour with top stand-up talents Sajeela Kershi, Mo Magaleo, Aatif Nawaz and Nabil Abdulrashid. Check website for further tour dates.
www.luventertainment.co.uk

BRING THE LAUGHTER
When: Friday July 15
Where: Harrow Arts Centre, 171 Uxbridge Road, Pinner HA5 4EA
What: Laughter filled comedy show featuring stand-up talents such as Sukh Ojla, Prince Abdi, Eshaan Akbar, and Raj Poojara.
www.luventertainment.co.uk

CLASSES

FREE BHARATNATYAM CLASSES
When: Wednesday July 13, 20, 27 and Thursday July 14, 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

SRI LANKAN COOKERY CLASS
When: Tuesday July 12
Where: All Saints Church, 7 Blenheim Grove, London SE15 4QS
What: Chef Jahan will teach delicious and authentic Sri Lankan dishes followed by a sit-down meal, which will have a fun and laid-back homestyle cooking experience.
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

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