We love celebrating Bombay's big festivals. We've run a halal street food event in a Shoreditch warehouse for Eid, we've celebrated Diwali with Qawalli and for the past few years we've brought Christmas carols to King's Cross. Combining food and culture to bring people together is very much at the heart of what we do – and honestly, we just love nothing more than a big, happy, joy-filled bash!
At our carolling party, friends and family are all invited to come along, sing their hearts out and leave feeling as festive as whisky-laden mawa cake. Lead by the masterly Tommy Antonio, many festive tunes are belted out while bellies are filled with Mince Pies and House Chai. There's room for singers of all timbres and tones, so we hope to see you next year for another super evening!
This year, on Thursday 20th October, we will celebrate the festival of light at Studio Spaces in Wapping. A night-time affair filled with poetry, live music and bespoke dance performances curated in partnership with our good friend Sweety Kapoor.
Tuesday 12th April – 1973, BOMBAY. It is almost light outside. It must be about six. He’s been awake half the night trying to figure out what to do. Lying on his bed, he stares through the rotating blades of the ceiling fan which only serve to stir the close warm air of his room. He needs to think – he’s running out of time. But his eyes feel salted and his head throbs.
In August, we held a series of events to commemorate 75 Years of Indian Independence and the creation of Pakistan. Before the events took place, we were delighted to sit down with Soumik, a super-talented musician, composer and sarod player, who composed the musical score to accompany the 75 Years series. It was a real pleasure to discuss music, identity and inclusivity, amongst many other topics. We invite you to read on to learn more about how he created such a joyous atmosphere at our events.
With greatest delight, we are beyond excited to share that this November we’ll be opening the doors to the brand-new, most fine and gorgeous Dishoom Canary Wharf! Our newest home, nestled in a little corner of Wood Wharf, will bring to life the glittering-shimmering, big-business, metropolitan scene of ‘70s Bombay. When fortunes were made and lost, swindles plotted and uncovered, and dreams were dreamed and broken.