Category August

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Desiblitz Documentary Screening: The Reality of the Partition

Venue: Ikon Gallery (Events Room), 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS DESIblitz documentary Screening at Ikon Gallery Tuesday 8th August until Sunday 20th August Celebrating the 70th anniversary of India’s independence this documentary will reveal the influence of this event has on Birmingham and Black Country residents, highlighting the memories and impact it made on the […]

Sheela Gowda Exhibition – 14th June to 3rd September 2017

Indian artist Sheela Gowda’s exhibition at the Ikon Gallery.