Category General Interest

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 […]

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 […]

Summer in Southside

Dates: Saturday 17th  June and Sunday 18th June Time: All day Venue: Southside B5 4TB Free For more information: 0844 338 5000 / Escape to the Countryside, on the streets of Southside this Summer! This year, our annual festival celebrates the great outdoors where wildlife roams, folk dance and live music fills the air. Our South Asian elements include […]


Date: Saturday 15th July Time: 2pm Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst St, Southside B5 4TB Price: £5, book online at:  Or call our box office on: 0844 338 5000 Navadal (meaning ‘new shoots’) is Akademi’s national South Asian youth dance competition, run this year in partnership with One Dance UK, ISTD and Sampad. The performance will showcase shortlisted applicants for […]

Bagri Foundation Birmingham Indian Film Festival

Dates: 23 June – 02 July 2017 Venues: Cineworld Broad Street AND mac Cinema, Cannon Hill Park For programme listings and bookings visit their facebook site.

Atif Aslam: Europe Tour – Friday 5th May 2017

Atif Aslam is bring all of his biggest hits to Birmingham!

Punjabtronix: July 13th – July 30th 2017

The Asian Arts Agency presents Punjabtronix!

BBC One’s Doctors Bollywood Episode – Friday 9th June 2017

Watch out for the Bollywood edition of BBC One’s ‘Doctors’!

Asian Spring – Sunday 14th May 2017

Sampad’s annual showcase returns with an energetic celebration of South Asian dance at the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre! Bring your family and friends and experience the bueatiful classical forms of Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, colourful and energetic folk dance, thrilling contemporary Bollywood moves and more from some of the most exciting dance groups in the country! […]

The National Asian Wedding Show – Sunday 26th March 2017

The National Asian Wedding Show tour comes to Birmingham!