Monthly Archives: June 2017

Tuned On

Are you a music enthusiast looking to make a career out of your musical talent? You will gain insight into what its like in the media’s top sectors from the following innovators; Roach Killa – Urban Asian Music Artist Deana Uppal – TV Personality and Entrepreneur Anita Chumber – Asian Today (Co-Editor) and Birmingham Awards […]

Birmingham Indian Film Festival (BIFF)

Europe’s Largest Indian Film Festival returns to Birmingham – 11 Independent Films, 2 Music Documentaries and a host of talent over 10 days in 3 cinemas

BBC Music Day 2017

June 15th marked the celebration of BBC Music Day 2017 in which 47 historic Blue Plaques were unveiled by BBC Local Radio stations including Asian Network to honour iconic musicians and venues. Amongst those honoured included David Bowie, John Peel, the Grimethorpe Colliery Band and Delia Derbyshire (composer of the Doctor Who theme tune). BBC […]

Sheela Godwa Exhibition at the Ikon Gallery Birmingham

Bangalore born Sheela Gowda who resides in India is an artist whose work combines India’s economic and cultural developments. Beginning her art career in the 1990s, Gowda turns labour work into an artistic concept for her creations. Celebrating Utsav 2017 The Year of South Asian Culture, the exhibition will be presented at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham […]

Big Johns Birmingham Mela 2017

Can’t attend July’s Zee Mela? Don’t worry as the mela madness continues across Birmingham with Big Johns annual celebration of all things South-Asian. Attractions include; Music Funfair Food Court Bazaar Exhibition A perfect family and friends day out, you will experience music, food and all things cultural at Cannon Hill Park on August 6th 2017. […]

ZEE Birmingham Mela 2017

Nothing screams festival and celebration more than a mela; a fair that hosts an informal, social gathering full of fun, food and entertainment. ZEE Sandwell & Birmingham Mela is the biggest Asian music festival in Europe. Europe’s largest Asian music festival, ZEE Sandwell and Birmingham Mela invites South-Asian music, dance, food and arts enthusiasts to […]

Utsav 2017: Community Briefing

Wednesday 31st May marked the opening of the Ustav: Year of South Asian Culture 2017 initiative with its Community Briefing event. Hosted at the Library of Birmingham, the Book Rotunda welcomed cultural practitioners and entertainers to learn about the campaign. Image: Visit Birmingham Image: Library of Birmingham The event began with a definition of what […]

Getting the Right Funding

It’s all good and well having a fabulous idea which will benefit the community in many different ways but in the process of innovation may arrive an obstacle in the form of funding! With Utsav 2017 promoting collaboration as a core value, we thought it would be beneficial to provide you some investment and support network […]