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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

  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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]