Women show the power of community in Lotus Beauty

Lotus Beauty

By: Eastern Eye

LIVE PERFORMANCE
PRIYA PURUSHOTHAMAN – LIVE
When: Saturday June 11
Where: Rose House, Barningham Way, off Kingsbury Road, London NW9 8UP
What: An Indian classical and semiclassical vocal concert headlined by an upcoming music star, who has received specialized training.
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BOTOWN: THE SOUL OF BOLLYWOOD
When: Saturday June 11
Where: Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley Street, Wolverhampton WV1 4AN
What: The Bollywood band of multicultural musicians perform classic Hindi film music with a groovy and unique soul funk twist.
www.eventbrite.com

SWATI NATEKAR
When: Sunday June 12
Where: St George’s Bristol, Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR
What: The UK-based classical, ghazal and world music singer, songwriter and composer headlines a concert where she will show off her remarkable range in the Indian musical genres. She is accompanied by acclaimed musicians Sunil Jadhav (keyboard) and Alok Verma (tabla).
www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk

MUMBAI MASALA
When: Saturday June 18 – Sunday August 28
Where: Proud City, 1 Mark Lane, Opposite Fenchurch Street Station, London EC3R 7AH
What: Spicy new immersive Bollywood musical experience, featuring hip shaking dances, heart breaking romance, hilarious comedy, and delectable cuisine.
www.proudcabaret.com

SHAAN: LOVE – IN CONCERT
When: Saturday June 18 and Sunday June 19
Where: Indigo at The O2, 205 Peninsula Square, London SE10 0ES; and De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester LE1 7RU
What: The popular Indian singing star returns to the UK for two exclusive shows where he will perform his biggest hits and great classics.
www.rockonmusicuk.com

SAMARPAN MAHOTSAV
When: Saturday June 18
Where: Arena Theatre, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SE
What: An enchanting evening of Indian classical dance featuring acclaimed British Asian performers, which has been curated by leading company Jaivant Patel Dance.
www.wlv.ac.uk/arena-theatre

Jubin Nautiyal

JUBIN NAUTIYAL
When: Saturday June 25 and Sunday June 26
Where: Morningside Arena, 31 Charter Street, Leicester LE1 3UD; and OVO Arena, Arena Square, Engineers Way, London HA9 0AA.
What: The popular Indian singer behind songs like Lut Gaye, which has been viewed over a billion times on YouTube, delivers a hit-filled concert with a full live band.
www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Pandit Sanjay Mukherjee

PANDIT SANJAY MUKHERJEE
When: Saturday June 26
Where: The Bhavan, 4A Castletown Road, London W14 9HE
What: Classical musical recital by leading tabla exponent Pt. Sanjay Mukherjee, who will be accompanied by Sri Hiranmay Mitra on harmonium.
www.bhavan.net

USTAD SHAHID PARVEZ KHAN
When: Friday July 1 and Saturday July 2
Where: St George’s Bristol, Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR; and Kings Place 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
What: The globally acclaimed sitar Maestro embarks on a UK tour. Accompanied by Sanju Sahai on tabla, he will deliver a culturally rich concert connected to Indian musical tradition. Check website for further tour dates.
www.asianartsagency.co.uk

SEVENS
When: Tuesday July 5
Where: Curve Theatre, 60 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB
What: An ensemble cast of UK-based Indian classical dancers and musicians share the stage in this triple bill show conceptualised by award-winning Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer Nina Rajarani MBE, which explores the sacred, and sometimes sinful, significance of the number seven.
www.curveonline.co.uk

THEATRE
LOTUS BEAUTY
When: Until Saturday June 18
Where: Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, London NW3 3EU
What: Salon set comedy drama written by Satinder Chohan and directed by Pooja Ghai, which follows the intertwined lives of five multigenerational women and looks at the power of community.
www.hampsteadtheatre.com

THE FATHER AND THE ASSASSIN
When: Until Saturday June 18
Where: Olivier Theatre, National Theatre, Upper Ground, London SE1 9PX
What: The new play by Anupama Chandrasekhar follows the real-life story of Nathuram Godse over 30 years during India’s fight for independence, from being a devout follower of Mahatma Gandhi to assassinating him.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

MRS KAPOOR’S DAUGHTER’S WEDDING (REBOOT)
When: Saturday June 11
Where: The Alexandra, Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham B5 4DS
What: The acclaimed stage comedy continues the tour of its reboot and invites audiences into an Asian household preparing for a wedding, but this time with social distancing, Zoom events and adapting to the new normal.
www.mkdw.co.uk

UK MARATHI NATYAMAHOTSAV
When: Sunday June 19
Where: Beck Theater, Grange Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 2UE
What: Two Marathi language plays will be staged in one day. Tu Manshil Tasawhich revolves around a married couple, will be staged at 12.05pm. Sarkha Kahitari Hotaywhich is a comedy about a fearful man, is staged at 4.30pm.
www.becktheatre.org.uk

COMEDY
BRING THE LAUGHTER
When: Tuesday June 12
Where: Frog and Bucket Comedy Club, 102 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LJ
What: Laughter filled comedy show featuring stand-up talents Tez Ilyas, Anuvab Pal and Nabil Abdulrashid.
luventertainment.co.uk

ROMESH RANGANATHAN – THE CYNIC’S MIXTAPE
When: Tuesday June 14 – Wednesday June 15
Where: Leeds Grand Theatre, 46 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU
What: The stand-up comedian delivers a brutally honest laughter-filled show about all the things he finds unacceptable, including why trying to save the environment is a scam and why none of us are truly free. Check website for further tour dates.
www.romeshranganathan.co.uk

THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING
When: Friday June 17
Where: Beck Theater, Grange Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 2UE
What: The halal-arious comedy show continues its tour with top stand-up talents Tez Ilyas, Eshaan Akbar, Nabil Abdulrashid and Kae Kurd.
www.becktheatre.org.uk

CLASSES
FREE BHARATNATYAM CLASSES
When: Wednesdays June 15, 22, 29 and Thursdays June 16, 23, 30
Where: Gamgee House, 2 Darnley Road, Birmingham B16 8TE
What: The Consulate General of India in Birmingham is organizing free and weekly dance classes on its premises. Participants need to register beforehand and will be allocated places on first come first serve basis.
www.eventbrite.com

FULL DAY INDIAN VEGETARIAN COOKERY COURSE
When: Saturday June 11
Where: Hounslow, London
What: A trip to the local Indian shop to learn about ingredients will be followed by a hands-on cooking course learning how to make a variety of Indian dishes.
www.cookingwithmonisha.com

SRI LANKAN COOKERY CLASS
When: Thursday June 16
Where: Holdspace Wynford Hall, Risinghill Street, London N19SY
What: Chef Jahan will teach delicious, authentic Sri Lankan dishes followed by a sit-down meal, with a fun, laidback homestyle cooking experience.
www.eventbrite.com

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