Following the Government’s advice and in the interests of the safety and welfare of visitors, staff, students and the wider public, all events scheduled at the University of Birmingham will be either cancelled or postponed from 20th March until 1st June. In addition The Lord Chamberlain’s Men Theatre company have cancelled their performance of Macbeth, which was due on 26th June at Winterbourne House and Garden. We’ll continue to monitor the advice from FCO, WHO, PHE and government and work with event organisers to reschedule as many events as possible when it is safe to do so. For those booked onto any of these events we will be processing a full refund over the next week.
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India Institute Spirit of Diwali Concert
India Institute Spirit of Diwali Concert

In each legend, myth, and story of Diwali lies the significance of the victory of good over evil. It is with each Diwali and the illumination of lights that this simple truth finds new reason and hope.

Join the University of Birmingham’s India Institute to celebrate the ‘Spirit of Diwali’ at this lunchtime concert. Performances exclusively curated for the event by Sampad Arts include:

  • Opening lively dhol drumming on Chancellor’s Court
  • Indian dance performance by BBC Young Dancer 2019, Aishani Ghosh
  • Kathak duet performance by Shyam Duttani and Tulani Kayani
  • A contemporary Khatak and Bharatnatyam choreographed by Leena Patel
  • Mendi and trio: Fusion music where Indian Tabla rhythms meet the melodic Irish Violin and Guitar – an unique local music group celebrating musical diversity
  • A Bollywood dance spectacular

You may also wish to join us for a free rangoli workshop on 16th October 12-4pm at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.


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