Monthly Archives: July 2017

DESIblitz Q&A and Film Highlights

Over the past 8 months a team of journalists and filmmakers from DESIblitz have been collecting personal stories from residents across Birmingham and the Black Country, capturing the real -life memories of those affected by the events of partition who made their new homes here. On the anniversary of the creation of Pakistan as an […]

Soul City Arts presents TruStories Showcase

TruStories gives members of the public the chance to take to the stage and tell a story from their own lived experience. Soul City Arts is committed to creating opportunities for diverse communities to come together. Now, more than ever, we need to engage with and attempt to understand the experiences and life stories of […]

Lok Natya (The People’s Dance)

In partnership with the Women Empowering Women Group (WEW), Lok Natya welcomes you to take part in fun sessions designed to help your fitness and well-being. A selection of workshops will enable you to get involved with different South Asian Folk Dance performance: • Dandiya (originating in Gujarat using sticks called dandiya) • Bhangra (originating […]

The Big Sleuth

Repeating The Big Hoot’s multi-award-winning formula, Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity and Wild in Art are teaming up to present The Big Sleuth. To most people, the word ‘sleuth’ means a private detective, but it’s also the collective noun for a group of bears! Bizarre but true. Birmingham will bring both definitions together in the summer […]

Nowka Bais

A fan of boat racing? Nowka Bais is the traditional form of dragon boat style racing in rural villages of Bangladesh held after the monsoon rains and reflects many of the customs of the country. The Nowka Bais was introduced to the UK in Oxford by Aziz-Ur Rahman and his sons in 2007. Since then, […]

Shapla Salique

  The sound of Shapla Salique’s soulful voice has captivated audiences from across the globe from as far as Canada to locations closer like Italy and, of course, the UK. As a successful British-Bangladeshi artist, Salique has performed at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and the Houses of Parliament. Her multicultural musical skills […]