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What’s On: New Year Live Punjabi Concert at Beck Theatre

Javed Ali

By: Pramod Thomas

LIVE PERFORMANCE

NEW YEAR LIVE PUNJABI CONCERT
When: Sunday January 8
Where: Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 2UE
What: A live Punjabi music concert to celebrate the new year, which will be headlined by popular artists Jenny Johal, Jigar, Jang Dhillon, and Baldev Aujla Bullet.

www.becktheatre.org.uk

RAISE THE ROOF

When: Saturday January 14
Where: Opera House, 3 Quay Street, Manchester M3 3HP
What: Live concert promoting mental health and wellbeing, headlined by popular British Asian singers Malkit Singh, Navin Kundra and Arjun, who will be performing bhangra, Bollywood and r’n’b hits.
www.atgtickets.com

SUFI ROCK & BOLLYWOOD WITH IRFAN AHMED

When: Friday January 20
Where: Streatham Space Project, Sternhold Avenue, London SW2 4PA
What: An evening of soulful and uplifting Bollywood and Sufi music headlined by acclaimed singer-songwriter, Irfan Ahmed with a live band.

www.streathamspaceproject.co.uk

GHULAM ALI

When: Saturday January 28
Where: Indigo at The O2, 205 Peninsula Square, London SE10 0ES
What: Legendary ghazal singer Ghulam Ali in concert as a part of a farewell tour, where he will perform his greatest hits and familiar classics. He will be supported by his son and grandson on stage.
www.theo2.co.uk

ROOTS & CHANGES LIVE
When: Sunday January 29
Where: Elliot Hall, Harrow Arts Centre, 171 Uxbridge Road, Middlesex HA5 4EA
What: A contemporary bhajan concert headlined by acclaimed singer Bhavik Haria, which melds Indian and western influences to create an eclectic sound.
www.harrowarts.com

VARNAM – THE MYRIAD SHADES
When: Friday February 3
Where: The Bhavan, 4A Castletown Road, London W14 9HE
What: Acclaimed dancer Divya Kasturi delivers a classical Bharatanatyam concert with live musicians Mavin Khoo (nattuvangam) Vamshikrishna Vishnudas (vocal), M Balachander (mridangam) and Vijay Venkat (flute).
www.bhavan.net

TRIBUTE TO LATA MANGESHKAR
When: Saturday February 4
Where: The Bhavan, 4A Castletown Road, London W14 9HE
What: Talented music duo Pooja Angra and Karan Rana will pay tribute to late singer Lata Mangeshkar by performing her timless classics across various genres.
www.bhavan.net

JAVED ALI LIVE

When: Saturday February 4 and Sunday February 5
Where: De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester LE1 7RU; and Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 2UE
What: Live music concert headlined by popular singer Javed Ali, and a full live band, where he will perform his greatest hits and all-time classics.
www.rockon, musicuk.com

AKAAR
When: Sunday February 12
Where: Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH
What: The Sonia Sabri Company perform outstanding south Asian music and dance, featuring new talent.
www.macbirmingham.co.uk

THEATRE

HAKAWATIS: WOMEN OF THE ARABIAN NIGHTS

When: Until Sunday January 14
Where: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT
What: Fearless new play written by Hannah Khalil and directed by Pooja Ghai, which is a  retelling of a classic feminist story featured in One Thousand and One Nights.
www.shakespearesglobe.com

LIFE OF PI
When: Until Sunday January 15
Where: Wyndham’s Theatre, 32-36Cha ring Cross Road, London WC2H 0DA
What: The final chance to see the theatre play based on Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name at the West End. The acclaimed stage show 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

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

When: Tuesday January 17-Saturday January 21
Where: The Marlowe, The Friars, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2AS
What: The stage adaptation of the best-selling book and hit film about an eclectic group of British retirees embarking on a new life in India continues its UK tour. Check website for further tour dates.
www.marigoldshow.com

PARADISE NOW!

When: Until Saturday January 21
Where: Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 8LJ
What: Rakhee Thakrar and Shazia Nicholls are part of a talented cast in the story of six women drawn in by a multi-level marketing scheme, which looks at ambition, exploitation and connection in a fractured world.
www.bushtheatre.co.uk

COMEDY

BRING THE LAUGHTER

When: Friday January 13
Where: The Core Theatre, Homer Road, Touchwood, Solihull B91 3RG
What: Stand-up comedy shows featuring top talents Sukh Ojla, Anuvab Pal, Farhan Solo and Kat B. Check website for further tour dates.
www.luventertainment.co.uk

GUZ KHAN LIVE

When: Sunday January 15
Where: The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, Manchester M50 3AZ
What: The popular Man Like Mobeen star and Hollywood actor kicks off his new stand-up tour, which sees him deliver a unique laughter-filled take on relatable subjects. Check website for further tour dates.
www.guzkhanlive.co.uk

PAUL CHOWDHRY – FAMILY-FRIENDLY COMEDIAN

When: Tuesday January 17
Where: Royal & Derngate, 19-21 Guildhall Road, Northampton NN1 1DP
What: The acclaimed funny man carries on his hit stand-up tour. He dissects diverse topics that include UK’s handling of the pandemic, fame, and England football fans.
www.royalandderngate.co.uk

Maria Shehata

LADIES OF LAUGHTER
When: Friday January 27
Where: The Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes UB3 2UE
What: The popular all-female stand up comedy show returns for another UK tour. The laughter-filled show features Noreen Khan, Sukh Ojla, Emily Lloyd Saini and Maria Shehata. Check website for further tour dates.
www.luventertainment.co.uk

CLASSES

FULL DAY INDIAN VEGETARIAN COOKERY COURSE

When: Saturday January 14
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 vegetarian Indian dishes, along with learning how to use spices to add a depth of flavour. Check website for further cooking courses.
www.cookingwithmonisha.com

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