Upcoming Events
Sofa Cinema | Slumdog Millionaire
Sun, Aug 23
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Aug 23, 7:30 PM
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We’ve reserved front row seats for you in the first of our Sofa Cinema experiences. We pick the film, and you get the popcorn!
Between Power & Freedom: Spiritual Fascism in the age of Populism
Sun, Aug 23
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Aug 23, 7:00 PM
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Photographer and social documentary maker Sohrab Hura is joined by the artist Sajan Mani to explore if and how India has embraced the Far Right?
Create your own Henna design
Fri, Aug 21
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Aug 21, 12:00 PM
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A creative insight into henna design
BBC Radio Leicester’s Young British Asians Talk: Creativity in Lockdown
Thu, Aug 20
BBC Radio Leicester & BBC Sounds
Aug 20, 9:00 PM
BBC Radio Leicester & BBC Sounds
A special festival edition of the hugely popular BBC Radio Leicester talk show
Brown Women Talk: Resilience
Wed, Aug 19
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Aug 19, 6:30 PM
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In this roundtable event, two special guests will join South Asian Sisters Speak (SASS) and TWO-BROWNGIRLS to discuss the topic of resilience
Indra and the Amrit
Tue, Aug 18
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Aug 18, 9:00 AM
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A theatrical short film following an ancient tale of Indra
How to make a Shadow Puppet
Tue, Aug 18
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Aug 18, 9:00 AM
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Mr Cleaver shows you how to make your very own shadow puppet
Anglo Sikh Virtual Museum: A Guided Tour
Mon, Aug 17
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Aug 17, 6:00 PM
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Using a digital touchscreen and a Virtual Reality setup, Gurinder Mann and Taran Singh take you on a journey through a range of cultural objects
The Homecrowd
Mon, Aug 17
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Aug 17, 10:00 AM
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AIS 2020 releases a new track! An international collaboration between Sitar Music Society (UK) and the award winning Bandish Projekt (India)
Sofa Cinema | Bend it Like Beckham
Sun, Aug 16
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Aug 16, 7:30 PM
A sofa near you
We’ve reserved front row seats for you in the first of our Sofa Cinema experiences
Cooking with Chutney Ivy
Sun, Aug 16
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Aug 16, 4:00 PM
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Cook your very own Aloo Gobi (potato and cauliflower curry) before our Sofa Cinema screening of ‘Bend it Like Beckham’
Leicester Riders In Conversation: Jamell Anderson
Sun, Aug 16
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Aug 16, 2:00 PM
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Join Leicester Rider’s Jamell Anderson ‘In Conversation’ as we explore diversity and representation in sport
An Interview with Nish Kumar
Sat, Aug 15
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Aug 15, 3:00 PM
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Presented by Leicester Comedy Festival and An Indian Summer, this comedy conversation is the latest in series of conversations with celebrated British comedians
Saree Tying
Sat, Aug 15
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Aug 15, 12:00 PM
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Puja Pandya demonstrates how to tie a saree
BBC Radio Leicester’s Young British Asians Talk: Pandemic
Thu, Aug 13
BBC Radio Leicester & BBC Sounds
Aug 13, 9:00 PM
BBC Radio Leicester & BBC Sounds
A special festival edition of the hugely popular BBC Radio Leicester talk show
Overcoming Stress and Anxiety: The Ayurvedic approach
Thu, Aug 13
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Aug 13, 12:00 PM
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Kajal Nisha Patel talks to us about stress and the prevalence of autoimmune disease
Brown Women Talk: Community
Wed, Aug 12
Zoom | tickets required
Aug 12, 6:30 PM
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In this roundtable event, two special guests will join South Asian Sisters Speak (SASS) and TWO-BROWNGIRLS to discuss the topic of Community
Ragas and Rhythms: ft. Roopa Panesar and Upneet Singh
Mon, Aug 10
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Aug 10, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Wind down and relax on a summer's evening with this unmissable live event hosted by Sitar Music Society
Indian Classical Music: a Listener's Guide
Mon, Aug 10
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Aug 10, 5:00 PM – Aug 23, 9:00 PM
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Explore and understand Indian Classical Music with this brand new podcast
TEN for TEN: Performance Showcases
Mon, Aug 10
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Aug 10, 9:00 AM – Aug 23, 9:00 AM
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Short musical and dace performances streamed & shared throughout the festival
Indian Classical Music: a Listener's Guide
Mon, Aug 10
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Aug 10, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Explore and understand Indian Classical Music with this brand new podcast
400 Years: Britain & India
Thu, Jul 30
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Jul 30, 1:42 PM – Aug 23, 11:00 PM
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A web series exploring the 400 year old relationship between Great Britain and India
AIS Activity Pack
Thu, Jul 30
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Jul 30, 9:00 AM – Aug 10, 11:00 PM
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A new downloadable activity book with something creative for you and the family
400 Years: Britain & India
Mon, Jul 20
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Jul 20, 9:00 AM – Jul 30, 1:00 PM
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A web series exploring the 400 year old relationship between Great Britain and India
AIS OPEN: Now That We Are Free?
Mon, Jul 13
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Jul 13, 9:00 AM – Aug 23, 11:30 PM
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This inaugural AIS OPEN visual art exhibition helps to mark the 10th edition of An Indian Summer, which began in 2011.
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