For us and many of our team members, Eid is a really happy, special day; a day where people come together with friends and family and celebrate joyfully with food – lots and lots of food!
In this spirit, we bring together people from all cultures, faiths and persuasions at our Eid celebrations, alongside our good friends at Dinerama. Throughout the evening we enjoy live performances and spoken word from top talents within the Islamic community, mehndi, mouth-watering (halal) street food and of course, a massive Dishoom Biryani.
It's always an evening of openness, tolerance and togetherness, where Muslims and non-Muslims come together and celebrate with joyful abandon.
KIND WORDS FROM KIND PEOPLE ABOUT OUR EID CELEBRATIONS
“Super cute Eid celebration event and a reminder of why London is the coolest city.”
“Degs of Biryani; ice cream everywhere and the odd vegetable too (okra, fried); an easy, inclusive space where old, young and even younger came together in picture-perfect moments; spoken word; a battalion of face-painted children walking around; mehndi; and wave-upon-wave of Qawwali by Chand Ali Khaan – under the stars, praising the heavens. Glorious. Thank you Dishoom, you mad, thoughtful geniuses, you.”
“A biggest thank you to @Dishoom for hosting this stunning evening celebrating culture and diversity, and thank you to all the special guests for your divine love and support. What an honour – the night was electric. Can’t wait for the next one.”
Once again, we’d like to say a huge thanks to our awesome performers; Chand Ali Khan and his Qawwali group; Fahad Khalid; DJ Sharnita; Sukina Douglas; Jamal Mehmood; Asma Elbadawi; Zia Ahmed and Lamyaa Hanchaoui. You’re true talents.
We captured the magical evening 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.