Page 1 Please confirm information with venues before visiting 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. GLAMOUR When & Where? Saturdays @ Mangos, 110 Pennington Street, London, E1W 2BB. What? Resident DJs Dhol’n’Bass Roadshow and DJ Vix play bhangra, Bollywood, r’n’b, hip hop, house and club classics. Information: Visit for details.

Buy at KANDY NIGHTS When & Where? Saturdays @ Piya Piya, 1 Olivers Yard, City Road, London. What? DJs play the best r’n’b, hip hop, club classics, garage, Bollywood and Arabic tunes.

TICKET HOTLINE: 0905 0990159 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 the best Bollywood, bhangra, Arabic and r’n’b tunes. Information: Call 07956 801 224. MASTI When & Where? First Saturday of every month @ Club Factory, 66 Gooling Street, Vauxhall, London, SE11 5AW. What? R’n’b, Bollywood and bhangra tunes. Information: Call 07949 038 218. 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 kingstonuponthames@ for details. 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. SAVVY SATURDAY When & Where? Saturdays @ Bubble, Lansdowne House, London W1J 6ER. What? Enjoy dance classics, commercial, r’n’b and pop tunes. Information: Call 0207 758 8255 or email SIMPLICITY When & Where? Saturdays @ Prohibition Nightclub, 1 Bishopsgate, London. What? The best r’n’b, hip hop, soul, funky house, Arabic and old skool sounds. Information: Visit for details. 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


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.

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CHARITY EVENING When & Where? Saturday April 26 @ The Sapphire Suite, 215 Bradford Street, Digbath, B12 0RG. What? Three-course meal and live entertainment including singers, comedians and belly dancers. All proceeds go to children’s charities Hamesha and Healing Hands. Information: Call 0121 260 0002.

London, W1D, 3NE; Sunday April 27 @ Nuffield Theatre, University Road, Southampton, SO17 1TR; Tuesday May 6 @ Gulbenkian Theatre, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NB. What? Catch comedian Paul Sinha on the national tour of his latest production, King Of The World. Information: For London call 0870 429 6883; for Southampton call 023 8967 1771; for Canterbury call 01227 769 075.



Buy at PATCH LAUNCH PARTY When & Where? Saturday April 19 @ Patch, 58-60 Carter Lane, London, EC4V 5EA. What? Champagne reception, chocolate treats, paparazzi and DJs playing r’n’b, hip hop and Eastern beats.

TICKET HOTLINE: 0905 0990159 MUMBAI BEATS When & Where? Tuesday April 22 @ Oceana Birmingham, Hurst Street, West Midlands, B5 4AS. What? DJs play Bollywood, r’n’b, desi beats and hip hop. Information: Call 07805 182 593. THE SPRING SESSION When & Where? Thursday April 24 @ Jumpin Jacks, The Skydome, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 3AZ. What? Jay Sean, Jags Klimax and Lisa Maffia all play live. Information: Call 07709 119 525.

Buy at FUNKSHAAN When & Where? Saturday April 26 @ Boho, Gas Street, Birmingham. What? Rampage from 1Xtra, Manga from Galaxy, Parm Panesar, Sublime DJs and Das all play live.

TICKET HOTLINE: 0905 0990159 STUDENTS DESI PARTY When & Where? Saturday April 26 @ Strathclyde University Union, Glasgow. What? Pre-exams student bhangra party with Gtown DJs and Bobby B playing r’n’b, hip hop and bhangra. Information: Call 07517 154201 or email

Buy at DANCE-A-LICIOUS: KISS MACHAYE DHOOM When & Where? Saturday April 26 @ Artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, North Finchley, London, N12 0GA. What? A charity musical production based around the history of Bollywood and how it has evolved over the years.

TICKET HOTLINE: 0905 0990159 BHANGRA EXPLOSION When & Where? Tuesday April 29 @ Rehab, Assembly Street, Leeds, North Yorkshire, LS2 7DE. What? DJs play the best bhangra, r’n’b and garage tunes. Information: Call 07704 752 349. COLLABORATIONS When & Where? Friday May 2 @ Milan Palace, 128 The Green, Southall, London. What? Enjoy a finger buffet and live performances from Jay Sean, Jazzy B, Juggy D, DJ H & DJ Rags, Jas Johal, Pooja, Ominous, DJ Dips and DJ Gurps. Information: Visit for details. BHANGRA PARIS ROAD TRIP When & Where? Saturday May 10-Sunday May 11 @ Elsee Montmarte, 72 Boulevard de Rochechouart, Paris, France. Coaches leaving from Nottingham, Leicester, Birmingham, Luton and London. What? Coach travel to and from Paris, hotel accommodation, entry to bhangra gig in Paris with live performances by Panjabi MC, Juggy D, Veronica and H-Dhami. Information: Call 07853 681 548 or visit For another quick and convenient way to get to the French capital, try the Eurostar train service. It operates up to 17 daily services from St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International to Paris with return fares from £59. Tickets are available from or 08705 186 186.

KATHAK VISATAAR When & Where? Saturday April 19 @ Patidar Samaj, 22 London Road, Wembley, London. What? A Kathak performance by husband and wife duo Abhay and Kakoli Shankar. Information: Call 07852 973 575. ANURADHA CHATURVEDI When & Where? Tuesday April 22 @ The Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, London, W1K 1HF. What? A Kathak performance by dancer Anuradha Chaturvedi. Information: Call 0207 491 3567. URJAH When & Where? Wednesday April 23 @ Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St. Mary’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DL; Thursday April 24 @ NCN Clarendon College, Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG5 1AL. What? A performance that fuses Kathak and Bharatanatyam, by Nilimi Devi Dance Company. Information: For Stamford call 01780 763 203; for Nottingham call 0115 953 4350. THE DANCERS’ CUT When & Where? Thursday April 24 @ Bridgwater Arts Centre, 11-13 Castle Street, Bridgwater, TA6 3DD. What? A performance by Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company. Information: Call 01278 422 700. YUVA When & Where? Friday April 25 @ Lamplight Arts Centre, Front Street, Stanley, DH9 0NA. What? A festival featuring a range of traditional and contemporary Asian art forms. Information: Call 01207 236 060.

VAISAKHI VAISAKHI FUND-RAISING EVENT When & Where? Friday April 18 @ Baylis House, Stoke Poges Lane, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3PE. What? Three-course meal and DJs playing bhangra, Bollywood, r’n’b, hip hop and UK garage. Information: Call 07751 750 174. YOUNG PUNJABIS CELEBRATORY DINNER When & Where? Sunday April 20 @ Imli Restaurant, 167-169 Wardour St, Soho, London, W1F 8WR. What? Enjoy a lavish Indian dinner in celebration of Vaisakhi. Information: Call 07958 540118 or 07793 357 138.

THEATRE TASHER DESH When & Where? Until Sunday April 20 @ Watermans Arts Centre, 40 High ST, Brentford, London, TW8 0DS. What? A dance opera fusing classical Indian forms with Western opera, originally written by poet Rabindranath Tagore. Information: Call 0208 232 1010. AS YOU LIKE IT When & Where? Until Saturday April 26 @ Watford Palace Theatre, Clarendon Rd, Watford, WD17 1JZ. What? Watford Palace Theatre’s second centenary production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, directed by Brigid Larmour. Information: Call 01923 225671 or see

COMEDY KING OF THE WORLD When & Where? Saturday April 19 @ Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street,

ROOTS AND WINGS EXHIBITION When & Where? Until Tuesday April 22 @ Artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London, N12 0GA. What? An exhibition of photographs taken by refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants. Information: Call 020 8369 5454. ASIAN PROFESSIONALS CLUB When & Where? Friday April 18 @ Jamies Wine Bar, 74 Charlotte Street, London, W1. What? Meet like-minded professionals in a safe, relaxed and friendly environment. Information: Visit for details. THE SCULPTURE OF INDIA When & Where? Monday April 21 @ The Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, London. What? A series of films exploring the tradition of Indian sculpture, from the Indus Valley civilisation to the 17th-century art. Information: Call 0207 491 3567.

Buy at INFAMOUS GHERKIN PADLOCK PARTY – 5TH BIRTHDAY SPECIAL. When & Where? Saturday April 26 @ The Sterling, Gherkin Tower, 30 St Marys Axe, London, EC3A 8BF. What? Ladies have a padlock, guys have a key. They have to find a padlock and key that match and then join the after party. Expect added birthday celebratory surprises.

TICKET HOTLINE: 0905 0990159 ZEE CINE AWARDS 2008 When & Where? Saturday April 26 @ Excel Arena, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL. What? The 11th anniversary of the Zee Cine awards, celebrating excellence in Indian cinema, with live performances from some of the biggest names in Bollywood. Information: Call 0870 811 0969.


For a personal appointment, contact Sneh Joshi, vedic astrologer, on 020 8518 5500 Aries (Mar 21-Apr 20) For many Ariens, this is a time when they undergo change in their career and sense of purpose in life becomes more focused. The need to improve your material affairs and achieve greater security will become much more important to you. For those hoping to find love and friendship, the Fates are very much on your side.

Libra (Sep 24-Oct 23) If you feel that subtle changes are taking shape in your life, you are on the right track. You may feel restless this week, perhaps because a decision is pending and a situation seems uncertain at present. Any break from your routine will have a therapeutic effect on your inner being.

Taurus (Apr 21-May 21) This is an excellent time for tying up loose ends and making sure that you are in control of your destiny. Sometimes it is a good idea to stand back and get a more objective view of your life. You may find you can enrich your lifestyle by simplifying certain areas and re-organsing your priorities.

Scorpio (Oct 24-Nov 22) Mercury’s flight through your oposite sign ensures that communications on all levels run smoothly. Energy levels are bound to be high and you will be in good shape both physically and mentally. There is a hint of an increase in your material fortunes, so this will introduce an enhanced feelgood factor in your life.

Gemini (May 22 - Jun 21) The prevailing trend is highly constructive for money-making activities, either on a small or large scale. You may find that you can boost earnings now by adding an extra string to your bow through a sideline or creative activity. Be prepared to make the most of opportunities if you are hoping to start or expand a business venture.

Sagittarius (Nov 23-Dec 21) Creativity, romance and leisure all receive a tonic. A far more personally enlivening period when you should set out to show the world just who you are. Assertive and ‘ego’ powers are pretty powerful now, in fact, others may feel you are coming on too strongly. Avoid making hasty purchases and expensive investments.

Cancer (Jun 22-Jul 22) Although this is not the time to make any dramatic or overnight gains, the prevailing trend is nevertheless extremely helpful for all matters that have a direct bearing on longer-term security. Whatever you do, do not trust your luck, as everything depends on careful consideration and the need to build on firm foundations.

Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 20) It is likely that you have been overtaxing your physical and psychological resources. Mars continues to stir up strong passions in the sphere of relationships. The people who gravitate into your orbit could be destined to play a fortuitous role in your life. Interaction with certain people will have a mentally and spiritually enriching influence.

Leo (Jul 23-Aug 23) Much enthusiasm goes into professional ambitions right now, but you need to be your own boss in many ways. Communication matters sparkle right now and you should be making a powerful impact on at least someone now; your optimism and confidence make all the difference. The material side of life should continue on a upswing.

Aquarius (Jan 21-Feb 19) People whom you meet will have a stimulating influence, perhaps encouraging you to take up new interests. You may be experiencing a somewhat changeable pattern in your daily life now, it is based on circumstances surrounding your life. A break from familiar routines would be beneficial to some of you.

Virgo (Aug 24-Sep 23) Those intent on widening their sphere of knowledge and experience will certainly enrich their lives and personality. You are now entering a phase of deep personal development. It is a time of exploration and new ideas that holds the potential for a marked development of the more spiritual or philosophical side to your character.

Pisces (Feb 20-Mar 20) Something you hear through the grapevine will contribute to your personal feel-good factor. This is also a time when you will develop fresh insights into other people and perhaps a better understanding of your own unconscious motives. Give top priority to important written work, official matters and vital communications.

Buy at HINDU TRIVIA QUIZ SPEEDD8 When & Where? Wednesday April 30 @ Bar Blanca in Jewel Bar, 29/30 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7SJ. What? A speed-dating event for Hindus, with an added triva quiz.

TICKET HOTLINE: 0905 0990159

CINEMA TASHAN Starring: Akshay Kumar, Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Mishra What? A mismatched group of people take on a villain. Release date: Friday April 25 U, ME AUR HUM Starring: Ajay Devgan, Kajol What? A romantic comedy about a couple who meet on a cruise liner. Release date: Out now KRAZZY 4 Starring: Arshad Warsi, Irrfan Khan, Suresh Menon, Rajpal Yadav, Dia Mirza, Juhi Chawla What? Four mentally unstable patients run away from a hospital. Release date: Out now



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