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EASTERN EYE January 4, 2008

What’s on Please confirm information with venues before visiting URBANOLOGY When & Where? Fridays @ Shannon’s Nightclub, 14 Cameron Road, Essex, IG3 8LA. What? R’n’b, hip hop, bashment, funky house and grime. Information: Call 07754 730000 or email


CAR WASH When & Where? Saturdays @ Aquarium 256-264 Old St, London EC1V 9DD. What? Funk, house and US garage. Information: Call 0870 2461966. COCO When & Where? Saturdays @ Chi Bar, 61 Newhall St, Birmingham, B3 3RB. What? R’n’b, funky house, electro, breakbeats, desi funk, reggae dub fusion and Bollywood beats. Information: Call 0121 233 3150 or email DESI BEATS When & Where? Saturdays @ Midnite Lounge, 175 Broad Street, Birmingham, B15 1DT. What? The best r’n’b, bhangra and desi beats. Information: Call 07985 505 053. DHOOM When & Where? Saturdays @ Mangos, 110 Pennington Street, London, E1W 2BB. What? Desi beats, r’n’b, bhangra, Bollywood and old skool tunes. Information: Visit www. DIRTY When & Where? First Saturday of every month @ Sway, 61-65 Great Queen Street, Holborn, London WC2B 5DA. What? Soul Avengerz, Sean Mann, Ben Hayes, Scott Brimmell and DJ Tomo plays r’n’b, funky house and dance tunes. Information: Call 0207 404 6114. FUTURE WORLD FUNK When & Where? First Saturday of every month @ 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JQ. What? Resident DJs Russ Jones and Cliffy play everything from the best Brazilian electro funk to South African house. Information: Call 07956 387 559. KANDY NIGHTS When & Where? Saturdays @ Piya Piya, 1 Olivers Yard, City Rd, London. What? Playing the best r’n’b, hip hop, Bollywood and Arabic tunes. Information: Visit www.chillitickets. com for details.

Lansdowne House, London W1J 6ER. What? Enjoy dance classics, commercial, r’n’b and pop tunes. Information: Call 0207 758 8255 or email STRIKE A POSE When & Where? Saturdays @ Traffic, Victoria House, 1 Vernon Place, London WC1A 2EP. What? DJ Suave plays r’n’b and funky house. Information: Call 07886272118. VELOCITY When& Where? Saturdays @ Bar Bollywood, 34 Dover St, London. What? R’n’b, soul, Punjabi and Asian flavours from resident DJ The X Fader. Information: Call 0207 493 0200 or email cafebollywood


BOMBAY BOUDOIR When & Where? Sundays @ 24London, 24 Kingly St, London W1B 5QB. What? Resident DJ Paragon Roadshow and Ak Entertainment play Bollywood, hip hop, r’n’b, bhangra and Arabic music. Information: Call 07944 690 678 or visit SUPERSONIC BUDDHA When & Where? Second Sunday of every month @ Vibe Bar, Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. What? Eastern electronica, dance, drum ’n’ bass with DJ Nerm, Soldige and D-code. Information: Call 0207 2473479 or visit www. for details.

BARS ASOLUT ICEBAR Where? 29-33 Heddon Street, London W1B. What? Enjoy cocktails in London in this bar where the interior is made entirely of ice. Information: Call 0871 4745929. ARTA When & Where? Wednesdays-Sundays @ 13-19 Walls St, Glasgow. What? DJs spin Latin, salsa and funk sounds. Information: Call 0141 552 2101. BLUU When & Where? Every weekend @ 5 Broadway, Lace Market, Nottingham. What? Bar and restaurant on two floors. DJ plays various genres. Information: Call 0115 9505 3559. CORINTHIAN When & Where? Fridays and Saturdays @ Corinthian, 191 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1. What? R’n’b and funky house. Information: Call 0141 5521101.

KUCH KUCH IN THE CITY When & Where? Last Saturday of every month @ Alibi, 18 Lime Office Court, Shoe Lane, London, EC4A 3BQ. What? Resident DJ Ritu plays Bollywood, bhangra, Arabic and r’n’b. Information: Call 07956 801 224.

SAVVY SATURDAY When & Where? Saturdays @ Bubble,

Saturdays @ Spy Bar, 153 Bath Street, Glasgow. What? Varied music and the chance of bumping into the odd celebrity or two. Information: Call 0141 221 7711.

IPANEMA When & Where? Wednesdays @ 9 Brindley Place, 60 Broad Street, Birmingham. What? Cuban theme bar, with music. Information: Call 0121 643 5577.

SUN & SAND BAR W here? 16-18 Hendon Lane, Finchley, London N3. What? Try exotic cocktails, sip your favourite wine or play pool. Information: Call 020 8346 0580.

ITHACA Where? 36 John Dalton Street, Manchester. What? Trendy bar with a range of cocktails and a restaurant. Information: Call 0870 740 4000.

SYGN Where? 15 Charlotte Lane, Edinburgh EH2. What? The exclusivity of a members’ bar, while still being accessible to the public. Information: Call 0131 225 6060 .

LIGHT BAR When & Where? Thursdays and Fridays @ Light Bar, 45 St Martin’s Lane, London WC2. What? A stylish bar where popstars, actors and fashion editors hang out. Information: Guest list only, call 0207 300 5500. MINT LEAF RESTAURANT AND BAR Where? Suffolk Place, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HX. What? A popular London hang-out, with modern Indian cuisine and signature cocktails. Information: Call 020 7930 9020. MO VIDA When & Where? Thursdays-Saturdays @ Mo Vida 8-9 Argyll Street, London W1. What? A-list hangout built within the vaults of the London Palladium. Information: Call 0207 734 5776. MOMO’S When & Where? Thursdays-Saturdays @ 25 Heddon St, London W1. What? Check out where celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Russel Crowe and Madonna hang out. Information: Call 0207 434 4040. OPAL LOUNGE When & Where? Thursdays and Fridays @ Opal Lounge, 51 George Street, Edinburgh EH2. What? Cocktails and Asianinfluenced food. Information: Call 0131 226 2275. REVOLUTION Where? 6B New Walk, Leicester, Leicestershire County. What? Any vodka combination you can think of. Information: Call 0116 2551906. S-BAR & RESTAURANT Where? 234 Trafalgar Road, Greenwich, London SE10. What? Cocktail bar, wine bar and Chinese cuisine. DJs play r’n’b, garage and swing music. Information: Call 020 8858 4394. SPY BAR

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TAMARAI Where? 167 Drury Lane, London WC2. What? Good cocktails, and an art gallery which specialises in Indian and Asian art and sculpture. Information: Call 0207 831 9399.

THEATRE SAAT PHERA NI HERA PHERI When & Where? Until Saturday February 16 @ Bharata Vidya Bhavan, 4a Castletown Road, London, W14 9HQ. What? A Gujarati-language comedy drama revolving around a couple who come from different social backgrounds. Information: Call 020 7381 3086.

EXHIBITIONS/EVENTS SRI LANKAN CONTEMPORARIES When & Where? Until Sunday January 6 @ The Noble Sage Gallery, 2A Fortis Green, Finchley, London. What? An exhibition of paintings by seven international artists. Information: Visit for more. THE INFLUENCE OF HERITAGE When & Where? Until Friday January 18 @ Gallery II, Chesham Building, University of Bradford main campus, off Great Horton Road. What? An exhibition of the work of artists Shahida Ahmed, Jamal Shah, Iqbal Hussain and Nahid Raza from Pakistan and UK. Information: Call 01274 235495 or visit WINTER MODERNS When & Where? Until Saturday January 19 @ Aicon Gallery, Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BU. What? An exhibiton of paintings by four Indian artists – Jamini Roy, MF Husain, Ram Kumar, Ganesh Haloi and Lalu Shaw. Information: Call 020 7734 7575 or email

DHAN DHANA DHAN GOAL Starring: John Abraham, Bipasha Basu, Arshad Warsi What? Lowly team Southall United Football Club battle against the odds in this footballthemed drama. Release date: Out now

JODHA AKBAR Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai, Kulbhushan Kharbanda What? The love story of a Rajput princess who marries one of Mughal India's most famous kings in the 16th century. Release date: January 25, 2008

For a personal appointment contact Sneh Joshi, vedic astrologer on 020 8518 5500 Aries March 21 - April 20

This is certainly a good time for all financial interests. If you are planning a new financial or business venture this is a splendid time for establishing new alliances in the field of business or joining forces with another person to achieve a certain goal. Romance is surrounded by an aura of secrecy.

Taurus - Apr 21 - May 21

Mercury and Sun are transiting your solar 1st house. This is a very good time to absorb and assimilate new information easily. Excellent period for studies, training programs and examinations. You feel mentally receptive, optimistic and enthusiastic. Any paperwork or important meetings you may have will go well.

Gemini - May 22 - Jun 21

The prevailing trend is highly constructive for moneymaking activities, either on a small or large scale. Indeed, you may find that you can boost earning now by adding an extra string to your bow through exploiting a sideline or creative activity. Be prepared to make the most of opportunities if you are hoping to start or expand a business venture. Cancer - Jun 22nd - Jul 22

You will be the centre of attraction and have a hectic week due to all the invitations that you get from friends to attend parties and gatherings. You are likely to be attracted to someone romantically but you must not fall in the trap of having second thoughts or negative feelings as this could hold you back.

CINEMA AAJA NACHLE Starring: Madhuri Dixit, Kolkana Sen Sharma, Kunal Kapoor What? An US-based dancer goes to India to resurrect the spirit of her dying dance guru Ajanta. Release date: Out now

MASTI When & Where? First Saturday of every month @ Club Factory, 66 Gooling St, Vauxhall, London, SE11 5AW. What? Enjoy the best r’n’b, Bollywood and bhangra sounds. Information: Call 07949 038 218 for more. OCEANA When & Where? Saturdays @ Oceana, 154-166 Clarence St, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1QP. What? R’n’b, dance, house, party classics plus four rooms of entertainment including karaoke, dancers and instrumentalists. Information: Call 0208 547 2848 or email PURE PLAY When & Where? Saturdays @ Studio 4, 4 Great Queen Street, Holborn, London, WC2 B5DJ. What? The best r’n’b, funky house and club classics. Information: Call 0870 751753.

CANDY BAR Where? Candy Bar, George Street, Edinburgh, EH2. What? Asian bar food. DJ plays funky house and r’n’b tunes. Infor-mation: Call 0131 225 9179.

Stars by

BRICK LANE Starring: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Christopher Simpson, Naeema Begum What? The story of a young Bangladeshi woman who comes to live in London’s Brick Lane after an arranged marriage to an older man. Release date: Out now WELCOME Starring: Anil Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Akshay Kumar What? Three Hong Kong-based mobsters are keen to get their sister married into a respectable family. Release date: Thursday December 20

Leo - Jul 23 - Aug 23

This week you will be totally focused on your career but you still will have to strike a balance between the home front and what you want to achieve at work. There is every likelihood that you will be recognised for your hard work and this could lead to a promotion or a raise in salary. A good time to reassess your joint resources.

Virgo - Aug 24 - Sep 23

Relationships of all types are to the fore and under strong scrutiny this week - you should be careful not to step on any toes in your haste to achieve your goals as this could upset the apple-cart. Those who are romantically linked will be thinking very deeply about their affairs before they decide to commit themselves.

Libra - Sep 24 - October 23

In the coming months, you will be restructuring your financial status - you will re-assess your investments, insure your liabilities, pay off old debts and generally plan for the future. Of late, you have been changing your view of the world, and now you will leave behind your hard-headed approach to life and opt for a mellower outlook. Scorpio - Oct 24 - Nov 22

There is quite an emphasis in your career and professional life for some time to come. You really want to break free from some restrictions in your life and for many of you, it is in the workplace where you need some freedom, encouragement and change of direction. Of late you have been wrapping up issues from your past and making sense of everything. Sagittarius - Nov 23 - Dec 21

There may be a somewhat disappointing discrepancy between the energy you put out and the actual result achieved. You can do much to minimise this effect by avoiding distractions and concentrating on only what is most essential at a day-today level. Try to take things in your stride rather than anticipating what might happen. Capricorn - Dec 22 - Jan 20

You must look at your investments and joint resources and restructure your investments in the light of what you discover. Any dealings with legal or tax authorities should be your top priority and if necessary, seek professional advice and guidance. With Venus gracing your 6th house of health, this is a good time to take a keep-fit regime and generally pamper yourself. Aquarius - Jan 21 - Feb 19

You will be in a rather serious frame of mind and close relationships will be important. Financially you have everything in your favour provided you do not take mad risks. Your creative energies are stirred into greater activity. If you are involved in the arts, such as music, dance and entertainment, you will be able to make optimum use of your talents Pisces - Feb 20 - Mar 20

You will have a very enjoyable time at work where you can do no wrong - a good time to push ahead with your ideas and impress your superiors. The home front is full of happiness and activity and you should spend some quality time with your loved ones. Some of you may even decide to renovate or beautify your surroundings at home



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