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Summer Season 2013

May - Aug

For further details about any of sampad’s events: visit or telephone 0121 446 3260

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sampad: promoting excellence and access in south asian arts since 1990

Welcome to our summer season programme Sampad is thrilled to be part of an arts, culture & media consortium, which is leading Birmingham’s celebrations to mark 100 years of Indian cinema this summer. The city will be rolling out the red carpet in June, as the Bollywood 100 in Birmingham festival captures the glitz, glamour, music, dance, drama and style of one of the biggest film industries in the world, with a lively programme of events including activities for all the family.

Zeenat Aman

Indian cinema has enjoyed increasing popularity among global audiences, with the UK forming the biggest market outside India for Bollywood films, which frequently enter the mainstream top ten nationally. Several Indian films have been shot on location in Birmingham including forthcoming multi-starrer Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, which boosted the city’s local economy by £2.5 million. We’re delighted to be working with partner organisations across Birmingham and leading Bollywood stars to mark the achievements of the Indian film industry and to commemorate its prolific output, which is known and loved throughout the world. Our special thanks go to all of the Festival’s sponsors and funders, especially Arts Council England and Birmingham City Council. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook and Twitter feeds for news about all of our events and Bollywood 100 in Birmingham!

Best wishes, Piali Ray OBE, Director

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Music Saturdays, 1pm – 2.30pm

Mid-day Mantra A free monthly series presenting music from India to uplift the spirit on Saturday lunchtimes. 18 May – Deepa Nair Rasiya (rescheduled from 19 January) Deepa’s soul-stirring vocals have featured on numerous albums worldwide including George Harrison and Ravi Shankar’s Chants of India. Hear her perform North Indian classical and folk songs, accompanied by Manjeet Singh Rasiya on tabla.

Deepa Nair Rasiya

22 June – Sanju Sahai One of the most sought after tabla players of his generation, Sanju has collaborated with an array of international artists, exploring a rich mix of musical styles including jazz, opera, classical, hiphop, folk and blues. He’ll be joined by dynamic breakthrough artist Rekesh Chauhan on keyboard. 20 July – Benares to Birmingham Known for his remarkable skills in playing the santoor, an ancient Kashmiri instrument with one hundred strings, Harjinderpal Singh will perform alongside leading tabla player, Pritpal Singh. For more details of the artists performing visit our website at Venue

Symphony Hall Café Bar, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA Tickets

FREE In association with Town Hall Symphony Hall

Sanju Sahai Photo: Alice Carfrae

Harjinderpal Singh

Education and Learning Sampad has an established programme of education, outreach and learning activities that it delivers within school and community settings, using experienced practitioners to support your curriculum and creative learning needs. For further information, please visit

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Exhibition Until 29 June, Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm

Bollywood 100 film poster exhibition FREE exhibition, no tickets required Bollywood film posters have had a fascinating journey over the years: from gracing walls outside cinema houses as advertising to the masses during Bollywood’s golden era, to becoming highly 
sought-after visual art prints for collectors and film buffs today. This exhibition pulls together selected posters from the last 100 years including a copy of a poster for Raja Harishchandra (the first ever Bollywood film) and iconic films such as Mother India, Sholay and Pakeezah. Showcased alongside the posters are rare photographic stills and booklets made in the UK to publicise films at local cinema halls in Birmingham. Venue

The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Aston, Birmingham B6 4UU Further information

Roopa Panesar

Music Saturday 18 May, 7.30pm

Roopa Panesar Roopa Panesar is known for her unique and soulful style of playing and the emotional depth of her sound. One of the finest sitar players to emerge on the UK’s Indian music scene, she has gone from strength to strength, completing a sell-out UK tour and releasing her muchanticipated first solo album, Khoj. Roopa will be accompanied by Gurdain Singh Rayatt, a tabla virtuoso who has performed at many prestigious festivals including Saptak, Harivallabh and Darbar Festival. Venue

Arena Theatre Wolverhampton, Wulfruna St, Wolverhampton WV1 1SE Tickets

£9/£7 Ticket Office/Online Booking

01902 321 321 Presented by Sampad, Surdhwani and Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton 05

Music & Dance Sunday 9 June, 4pm

Bollywood’s Got Talent Come & join the fun, as contestants show off their Bollywood-style singing and dance moves! Cheer them on as they battle it out to win Bollywood’s Got Talent trophies in front of a live audience and a panel of expert judges including DCS front man, Shin Parwana and BBC presenter, Satnam Rana. The afternoon also features a special performance by international Bollywood dancer/choreographer, Sneha Mistry. BOOK NOW TO BE PART OF THE AUDIENCE! Venue

mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH Tickets

£8 (£6 concessions) Ticket Office/Online Booking

0121 446 3232 /

BOA & Sampad Photo: Tim Cross

Shin Parwana

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Tuesday 11 June, 7.30pm

Bollywood – the Cabaret Exclusive UK premiere of the dynamic dance show, with a Spanish twist! Led by international choreographer Sneha Mistri, Bollywood – the Cabaret tells the story of a dance company and the secrets, bitter rivalries and unrequited love between its young stars. This sumptuous celebration of the music, movement and colour of Bollywood, features classical Indian dance fusion, funk, jazz and ballet, accompanied by a stunning soundtrack of new and classic Bollywood hits. Includes a special 10 minute curtain-raiser performance from Solihull-based Anjali Dance. Venue

Solihull Arts Complex, Homer Road, Solihull B91 3RG Tickets

£12 (£10 concessions) Ticket Office/Online Booking

0121 704 6962 / Presented by Sampad in association with Solihull Arts Complex and Anjali Dance 07

Special Event Thursday 13 June, 7pm

Bollywood 100 in Birmingham Gala Dinner Join us at this unique gala dinner for an evening of glittering entertainment including:

H Special guests Bollywood legend, Zeenat Aman and

Zeenat Aman

acclaimed actor, Abhay Deol with BBC presenters DJ Bobby Friction and Satnam Rana

H Welcome drinks H Three course dinner H Sizzling live performance by international dancers H Performance by up-and-coming singing sensation Deen Janjua

Abhay Deol

H Bollywood fashion show H A chance to win exclusive merchandise in a charity auction in aid of Cure Leukaemia

H After dinner DJ (and your chance to show off your Bollywood moves on the dancefloor!) Venue

Banqueting Suite, Edgbaston Stadium, County Cricket Ground, Birmingham B5 7QU

DJ Bobby Friction


Premium seat £80, Premium table of ten £760 Standard seat £70, Standard table of ten £665 (Table bookings include a discount of 5%) Online Booking only Sampad in association with BBC Asian Network

Satnam Rana

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Music & Dance Saturday 22 June, 7pm

Yaadein Sau Saal Ki (‘Memories of 100 years’) An evening of much-loved Bollywood film songs performed live with a full orchestra, to take you on a journey through the decades.

Ambika Jois, Photo: Clive Haynes

Family Fun Saturday 22 June, 12 - 5pm

Bollywood 100 Mela FREE event! Come and soak up the atmosphere at this open air Mela which features Bollywood dance performances, including Bollywood’s Got Talent competition winners and a special live performance by gifted vocalist Ambika Jois. Snacks will be available to buy from the food stalls. Venue

The Arcadian, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TD Presented in partnership with Birmingham Hippodrome

Featuring a spectacular line-up of hugely popular Bollywood vocalists from Echoes International and Bollywood dance performances choreographed by Subhash Gorania, finalist on Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Just Dance!’ The evening will evoke memories of Lata Mangeshkar and Rajesh Khanna and celebrate the more recent sounds of Shreya Ghoshal and Sonu Nigam. Venue

Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham B3 3DQ Tickets

£15, £12 (15% off for under 16s, over 60s and unwaged)* Ticket Office/Online Booking

0121 780 3333 * £2.50 fee per transaction will be charged by THSH Box Office on all bookings, except purchases made in person. 09

Music & Dance Sunday 30 June, 7pm

JALSA – Classical in Bollywood An evening celebrating Bollywood’s classical Indian music with popular singers Sanchita Pal and Sanyogita Kumari, acclaimed tabla virtuoso Sarvar Sabri and performances by leading regional dance companies.

Sanyogita Kumari

Introduced by BBC Asian Network presenter, Sanjay Sharma. Venue

Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham B15 2TT Tickets

£8/£6 Ticket Office

Advance ticket sales: 0121 345 0492 (search JALSA)

Sanchita Pal

(Advance tickets are sold through Bramall’s partners Town Hall Symphony Hall and can also be purchased in person at Symphony Hall, Birmingham Box Office). In association with Surdhwani and Bramall Music Building.

Sarvar Sabri

Sanjay Sharma

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Visual Art Saturday 27 July, 2 -4pm

Navinland joins Slow Boat

Sandwell & Birmingham Mela

Family Fun Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 July, 12pm to 7pm

2013 Sandwell & Birmingham Mela FREE event! Star Plus presents Sandwell & Birmingham Mela in association with O2.

FREE event! Navin Rawanchaikul is a Thai-Indian artist working with Ikon’s Youth Programme. This summer, sailing from Birmingham onboard Ikon’s canal boat, Slow Boat, IYP hosts Navinland.


IYP are looking for new members to join Navinland, a borderless community that celebrates personal identity, nationality and our understanding of place and home. Slow Boat travels to Nottingham, Leicester, Loughborough and Coventry with free activities including music, art and food.

Victoria Park, Smethwick, Birmingham B66 3NJ

Join us to celebrate the launch of Slow Boat Summer 2013.

Further information


Warwick Bar, Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RS

Presented by sampad in partnership with Sandwell & Birmingham Mela

Come and join the fun at this community festival celebrating South Asian Culture and showcasing talent.

Supported by Arts Council England

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Bollywood 100 in Birmingham Festival event listings – June 2013 Until 29 June Bollywood film poster exhibition

The Drum, Aston

Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm FREE

Sat 8 & Sun 9

Navinland on Screen (Short film by visual artist Navin Rawanchaikul)

Events Room, Ikon Gallery Showings at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

12pm - 4pm FREE

Sun 9

Bollywood’s Got Talent

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Tues 11

Bollywood – The Cabaret

Solihull Arts Complex

7.30pm £12 (£10)

£8 (£6)

Thurs 13 Bollywood 100 Gala Dinner Edgbaston Stadium 7pm £70, £80/£760 (table of 10), £665 (table of 10) Sat 22

Bollywood Mela in partnership with Birmingham Hippodrome

The Arcadian, Birmingham

12pm-5pm FREE

Sat 22 Yaadein Sau Saal Ki Town Hall, Birmingham 7pm £15, £12 (Bollywood 100 Memories) (concs 15% off) Sun 30

Jalsa – Classical in Bollywood

Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham


£8, £6

The following films will be screened in June: Om Shanti Om, Dev D, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Manorama Six Feet Under, Zindegi na milegi dobara, Pyaasa, Mammo, Do Bigha Zamin and Sardari Begum. Keep an eye on for further details.

Diary of Events

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MAY Until 29 June

Bollywood film poster exhibition

The Drum, Aston Mon-Fri 10am-6pm FREE

18 Mid-day Mantra

Symphony Hall Café Bar 1pm FREE

18 Roopa Panesar

Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton

7.30pm £9 (£7)

9 Bollywood’s Got Talent

mac birmingham


11 Bollywood – The Cabaret

Solihull Arts Complex

JUNE £8 (£6)

7.30pm £12 (£10)

13 Bollywood 100 in Edgbaston Stadium, 7pm £70/£80 Birmingham Gala Edgbaston Cricket £760 Dinner Ground (table of 10), £665 (table of 10) 22 Mid-day Mantra

Symphony Hall Café Bar 1pm FREE

22 Bollywood Mela 

Arcadian Centre, Birmingham

12pm-5pm FREE

22 Yaadien Sau Saal Ki Town Hall, Birmingham 7pm £15, £12 
 (Bollywood 100 Memories) (concs 15% off) 30 Jalsa – Classical in Bollywood

Bramall Music Building, 7pm University of Birmingham

£8, £6

sampad is a dynamic development agency for South Asian arts based in Birmingham. Education, outreach and lifelong learning is at the heart of all our work. We provide everything from single workshops to long term projects using dance, music, theatre, crafts or literature, for all ages and abilities, working in schools, nurseries, youth centres, community organisations, health settings and more. To find out more, please get in touch.

By post c/o mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston B12 9QH By telephone 0121 446 3260 By email Visit our website

JULY 6-7 Sandwell & Victoria Park, Smethwick 12pm-7pm FREE Birmingham Mela 20 Mid-day Mantra

Symphony Hall Café Bar 1pm FREE

27 Navinland joins Slow Boat

Minerva Works, Digbeth 2-4pm FREE

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