We have always loved sharing the magic of Diwali with our friends and families.
On Saturday 23rd October we honoured the special occasion of Diwali with an atmospheric twilight celebration under the West Handyside Canopy in King’s Cross. There was extremely cool live music (huge thanks to Sabiyha Rasheed, Vibs Bhatia and Vikaash, Alisha Kadir and headliner Shammi Pithia and his band), fantastic street food and marvellous entertainment for visitors of all ages.
We captured the magical afternoon to share with all those that couldn’t make it. And if you were there… spot yourself!
The sun is momentarily out again. Calendars are fast filling up. There’s many a thing to do and many a friend to meet. And if we may kindly add to the excitement and the plan-making, here’s our list of what we’re looking forward to in September.
While we were at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, we caught Evening Conversations, an engaging show by Sudha Bhuchar. We caught up with her after the show to talk about her journey and her views on South Asian representation on screen, which you can read below. And for those who didn’t walk down the cobbled streets of the city or stumble into an impromptu performance this year, we highly recommend it for 2024.
Each year as August dawns, the streets and rooms and corners of Edinburgh fill with music, art, laughter and song. Wander into grand halls and pokey pubs, as the morning sun rises or in the dark of night, to see creations of every kind as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In honour of this wonderful celebration of the performing arts (and as a little treat), here’s a special edition Dishoom Loves, covering all the acts we’ve circled on our festival programme.
For anyone looking to learn or read more on Partition, this page holds a series of resources, for all ages, created by people knowledgeable and knowing about such matters. It is by no means definitive – we have simply found them to be useful, inspiring and accessible.
Dishoom will mark this joyous festival of light on Thursday 28th October 2021, with an all-day event fuelled by finest vegetarian fare and featuring a wonderful line-up of South Asian talent. To read on and to purchase tickets, kindly click here.