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All that Drag with Lucky Roy Singh

DESIblitz.com is delighted to present ‘All that Drag with Lucky Roy Singh’ – an exclusive live reading and Q&A, sharing the experiences from his own life that became diaried in his book, ‘Take a Walk in My Big Indian Heels’. Lucky will be reading extracts from his book as well as discussing his life before marriage, […]

Spoken Word and British Asian Voices

DESIblitz.com is part of the 2017 Birmingham Literature Festival. With a selection of 3 fantastic Asian-based literary events between 7th to 15th October. With support from Arts Council England, DESIblitz.com welcomes prominent Asian authors from the UK and India to discuss the growing popularity and relevance of Asian literature in multicultural Britain. DESIblitz will run […]

What is British Asian Literature?

DESIblitz.com is part of the 2017 Birmingham Literature Festival. With a selection of 3 fantastic Asian-based literary events between 7th to 15th October. With support from Arts Council England, DESIblitz.com welcomes prominent Asian authors from the UK and India to discuss the growing popularity and relevance of Asian literature in multicultural Britain. DESIblitz hosts a […]

An Afternoon with Preeti Shenoy

DESIblitz.com is part of the 2017 Birmingham Literature Festival. With a selection of 3 fantastic Asian-based literary events between 7th to 15th October. With support from Arts Council England, DESIblitz.com welcomes prominent Asian authors from the UK and India to discuss the growing popularity and relevance of Asian literature in multicultural Britain. For our headline […]

AIKYA – Indian Classical Music & dance event

Bring your family & friends to witness the annual Indian classical music & dance festival hosted by Aabheri Nritya Vidyalaya & Carnatic Circle. We will be showcasing some guest artistes providing accompaniment using Sitar, Violin, Guitar & Piano for UK’s budding talents. The show will comprise of Adult & children vocalists, Bharathanatyam dancers and a […]

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, […]