Spirit of Diwali Concert

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 … Continue reading “Spirit of Diwali Concert”

15 October 2019 by

The Ramadan Project 2019

The UoB Cultural Calendar are proud to announce that we will be collaborating with the UoB Islamic Society for their upcoming commemoration of Ramadan! Every year the Islamic Society organise a Ramadan Project, which provides a free Iftar and Taraweeh to staff, students, and the local community everyday of Ramadan in the Multi-faith Chaplaincy. This … Continue reading “The Ramadan Project 2019”

3 May 2019 by

International Women’s Day – A Retrospective

Last Friday the University of Birmingham celebrated International Women’s Day. The day commemorates and celebrates the achievements, history, and political activism of women across the world. The day is a period to reflect on women’s suffrage, as well as a time to engage with inequalities and disparities that effect women in society today. To commemorate … Continue reading “International Women’s Day – A Retrospective”

17 March 2019 by

Chinese/Lunar New Year – Thank You

A heartfelt ‘Thank you!’ to everybody who attended, co-ordinated, filmed, set-up, took down and otherwise contributed to the Spring Festival and Lunar/Chinese New Year Celebrations last week. This was our biggest event to date and witnessed collaboration amongst all five colleges, the Guild of Students, Various Student Societies, Wok Fresh and the China Institute at … Continue reading “Chinese/Lunar New Year – Thank You”

18 February 2019 by

“Xin Jia Yu Ei, Xin Ni Huad Chai” – Thailand and Chinese/Lunar New Year

Contributed by Tanyapa Tantrasadetee (Belle) Many Thais descend from Chinese ancestors, and because of this Chinese/Lunar New Year is as well celebrated in Thailand as the Thai New Year. Streets and residential areas—especially the China Town in Bangkok—are full of decorations like the infamous red lanterns. Marketing campaigns are launched and specialized for the Chinese … Continue reading ““Xin Jia Yu Ei, Xin Ni Huad Chai” – Thailand and Chinese/Lunar New Year”

7 February 2019 by