Shows / Presenters

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Gujarati Programme – Himat Chauhan

An hour of beautiful Gujarati music, news and info especially for our Gujarati listeners brought to you by Himat Chauhan.

About Himat:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things, what would they be?
- Water, a desert vehicle and shades.

Favourite childhood memory?
-Plenty

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?
-A wise man to guide me

What always puts a smile on your face?
- A good joke

If you could be  a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?
- None

Do you have an odd talent:
- Singing

What would you spend £1000 on?
- A holiday

What’s your favourite drink?
- Passion Fruit Juice

Which super power would you like to have?
- Invisibility

Favourite flavour of ice cream?
- Vanilla or pistachio

What book should everyone read?
- One that gives you knowledge.

What’s the last film you saw in the cinema?
- 12 Years a Slave

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
- Parathas

Favourite meal to eat?
- Prawns

Do you prefer white or brown bread?
-Don’t mind

Who was the last person you called?
- A family member

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?
-Sam Sagoo

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Amrit Vani – GS Channa

Three hours of devotional music with G S Channa plus interviews and discussions.

About G S Channa:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?
- Water, walking stick and my mobile.

Favourite childhood memory?
- Going to the cinema secretly

What always puts a smile on your face?
- My Grandson

If you would be a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?
- Mad India Comedy

Do you have an odd talent?
- Managing director

What would you spend £1000 on?
- I’d give it to the poor

What’s your favourite drink?
- Brandy or whisky

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?
- Ajit Singh- Mumtaz

What book should everyone read?
- Gurbani or any novel

Favourite flavour of ice cream?
- Vanilla

What would you spend £1000 on?
- I’d donate it to the poor.

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
- Pooriya

Favourite meal to eat?
- Dhaal and roti

Do you prefer white or brown bread?
- Bread

Who was the last person you called?
- Giyani Karpal Singh Ji

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?
- Amarjeet

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Late Night Show – Johno

Johno hosts the Monday edition of The late night show, with all the latest sounds on the Bollywood, Bhangra and Desi Urban/ R&B scenes.

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Chandani Raatein – Haider

About Haider :

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things, what would they be?
- Lots of water, food and my best friend.

Favourite childhood memory?
- Playing with my cousins and getting upto naughty things

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?
-Abdul Sartar Edie (Charity worker)

What always puts a smile on your face?
- My mom

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality tv show, which one would it be and why?
- Malika Aurora

What’s your guilty pleasure?
-Its a secret… You shall never know!

Do you have an odd talent?
- There’s nothing odd about me!

What would you spend £1000 on?
- CD’s to add to my music collection

What’s your favourite drink?
-Banana milkshake

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?
-Salman Khan

Which super power would you like to have?
- To be able to read people’s minds and hearts

What book should everyone read?
- A History book

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
-Haider

Favourite flavour of ice cream?
-Mango

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
- Omlette on toast

Favourite meal to eat?
- Chicken and fish

Do you prefer white or brown bread?
- Brown bread

Who’s the last person you called?
- My best friend

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co-host one show with?
- Amii K

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Bollywood Show – Priyanka

Priyanka brings you the official Radio XL Bollywood Show. Three hours of pure bollywood music featuring the Top 10 Bollywood chart and the latest news stories from B-Town.

 

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Bhooli Bisri Yaadein – Ashok

Take a trip down memory lane, 2 hours of melodious, golden classics from the 40s, 50s and 60s

 

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Good Morning XL – Khalil Ahmed

Enjoy light hearted quizzes and news stories on the Good Morning XL show with Khalil. A mixture of fast and slow paced up to date music including: Bollywood, Lollywood and Bhangra.

About Khalil:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- My mobile, a good book and my favourite dish daal chawal.

Favourite childhood  memory?

- When I won the prize for No.1 intelligent student in the whole district of Jhelum in class 5.

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- Gengis Khan of Mongoli because he was such a great warrior of history.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- When I think about my loved ones

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?

- Sorry dont watch reality shows

What is your guilty pleasure?

- Nothing

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Glasses

What’s your favourite drink?

- Orange Juice

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

- No one, I want to act my self.

Which super power would you like to have?

- Invisibility

What book should everyone read?

- Quraan Majeed

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- Khalil Ahmed The Superhero

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Vanilla

What’s your favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Red apples

What’s your favourite meal?

- Fish curry with chapatti

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

Who was the last person you called?

- My daughter

Which Radio XL presenter would you like to co host one show with?

- Vicky Gill or Peter P

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Sports Show – Bash

Football or cricket fanatic? Stay updated with all the latest sports news  and gossip with your very own Bash including live updates of scores and match results.

About Bash:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- Music, humour and my partner

Favourite childhood memory?

- Watching Amitabh Bachan and listening to Kishore Kumar

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- Mohammed Ali the boxer – to learn boxing the professional way

What always puts a smile on your face?

- A smile

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, I love watching people sing

Whats your guilty pleasure?

- Junk food

Do you have an odd talent?

- I’m a singer

What would you spend £1000 on?

Helping others

What’s your favourite drink?

- Water

Whats the last film you saw in cinema?

- Toy story 3 lol

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/actress would you want to play you?

- Jeetendra ( but 30 years ago lol)

Which super power would you like to have?

- The power to win someone’s heart

What boom should everyone read?

- Gone with the window

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- Captain Bash

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Parathe and tea.

Favourite meal to eat?

- Spicy fish and naan

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

Who’s the last person you called?

-Shabbir Kumar

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

- Alvina

 

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Sher Aur Shayari

Relax your mood with Atif and listen to a program devoted to Sher Aur Shayari alongside gentle ghazals and melodies.

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Bhooli Bisri Yaadein – Bash

Take a trip down memory lane, 2 hours of melodious, golden classics from the 40s, 50s and 60s

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Saturday Breakfast Show – Gee Kaur

Wake up to the Saturday Breakfast show with your desi kuri: Gee Kaur

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Late Night Show – Peter P

 

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Co Host: Shamrez

Peter P brings you the Tuesday Late Night show, with all the latest sounds from Bollywood, Bhangra and Desi Urban/ R& B scenes.

About Peter P

If you were on a dessert island and could only have 3 things what would they be ?
- My phone, a kindle/e-reader loaded with thousands of books and a radio world band radio.

Favourite childhood memory?
- Getting my first bike.

The person you would most like to meet and why ?
- Mahatma Ghandi, and to talk about how he managed to take on the British Empire non-violently.

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality show which one would it be?
- India’s got talent

What is your guilty pleasure?
- Chocolate

Do you have an odd talent?
- I’m a poet, which people don’t expect from me.

What would you spend £1000 on?
- DJ equipment

What is your favourite drink?
- Both tea and coffee

Which super power would you like to have?
- Mind reading

Favourite flavour of ice cream?
- Vanilla

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
- Cereal

Favourite meal to eat?
- Roti and chicken curry

Do you prefer white or brown bread?
- Brown

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Geet Mala – Ashok

Enjoy music from the yesteryears with Ashok, taking you back with songs from the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s.

About Ashok:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- Water, CD’S and phone.

Favourite childhood memory?

- Being looked after by Naani Ji.

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- Dharmadarji - my favourite star

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Chatting with friends

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Charity and the needy 

What is your favourite drink?

- Brandy..

Whats your star sign?

- Scorpio

If Bollywood made a film of your life which bollywood star would you want to play you?

- Amitabh Bachan

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Strawberry

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- It used to be parathas now its toast

Favourite meal to eat?

- Saag and malchu roti

Which Radio XL presenter would you like to co host one show with?

- Sanjay Dass

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Sur Sangeet – Shakti

About Shakti:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

-Plenty of food, Sleeping Bag,Radio

Favourite childhood memory?

-Playing football with friends every Sunday

Person you would most like to meet and why?

-Mr. Amitabh Bachchan I am his fan.

What always puts a smile on your face?

-When I am with my family.

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?

-Voice of India, I love music.

What is your guilty pleasure?

-Smoking

Do you have an odd talent?

-I can mimic my favourite  Actors

What would you spend £1000 on?

-Have a weekend holiday with family.

What is your favourite drink?

- Single malt Scotch whiskey

Whats the last film you saw in the cinema?

-Kick

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

-Mr.Bachchan

Which super power would you like to have?

- Healing Power

What book should everyone read?

-Ramayan

If you were a superhero, what would your name be?

-Shaktiman

Favourite flavor of ice cream?

-Chocolate Magnum

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

-Aloo ke paranthe

Favourite meal to eat?

-Lamb Rogan Josh with Rumali Roti

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

-White

Who is the last person you called?

-My Dad

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

-All of them at least once.

 

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The Bhangra Show – Manpreet Darroch

A selection of strictly Punjabi music featuring Bhangra and Punjabi folk music from the golden years to modern hits. Tune in for artist interviews, quizzes and of course listeners requests on ‘The Bhangra Jukebox’.

 

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Sanjha Punjab – Raj Kaur

Raj Kaur presents Punjabi music from a range of Indian and Pakistani artists as well as local punjabi talent. Riddles, inspirational stories and some quality  punjabi ‘gup shup’!

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Bengali Show – Mustafa

About Mustafa:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- My family, food and water

Favourite childhood memory?

- I used to pick up various flowers from our neighbours gardens with friends during the Bengali festival ‘Baishaki Mela’

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- Amitach Bachan, he is a great actor and I’ve been watching his films since I was young.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- My Grandchildren

If you could be a judge on any indian reality tv show, which one would it be and why?

- India’s got talent because I enjoy watching unusual acts

What’s your guilty pleasure?

- Eating sweet foods

Do you have an odd talent?

- None

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Clothes and shoes

What’s your favourite drink?

- Orange juice

What’s the last film you saw in the cinema?

- Chennai Express

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

- Sharukh Khan

Which super power would you like to have?

- To be able to see into the future

What book should everyone read?

- Make a friend

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- IronMan

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Vanilla

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Paratha

Favourite meal to eat?

- Rice with chicken curry

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown bread

Who’s the last person you called?

- My daughter

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co-host one show with?

- Vicky Gill

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Drive Time – Imran

Join Imran for Drivetime every Mondays and Tuesdays. An action packed show kicking off with  ‘school run requests’. Test your knowledge with  ’Guess the Ganah’ , competitions and  much more’. And of course , all the latest  asian music.

About Imran:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- Water, food and my iphone

Favourite childhood memory?

When all the family met up at grandma’s on saturdays

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- Bill Gates – a friend like that would come in handy.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Seeing a smile on someone else’s face

If you could be a judge on any indian reality show which one would it be and why?

- Indian X factor – l love music and would make a good judge.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Junk food

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Adding studio equipment to my already built home studio.

What’s your favourite drink?

- Water

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

- Akshay Kumar

Which super power would you like to have?

-Telekenesis

What book should everyone read?

- The 3 Little Pigs

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- The Imran Man

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Chocolate, mint and bubblegum

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Toast and scrambled eggs

Favourite meal to eat?

-Chicken. (Anything to do with chicken)

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- 50/50

Who was the last person you called?

- Mom, told her what I wanted for breakfast

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

- DJ Aashiqui or Amii K

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Late Night Show – Reena

Reena brings you Thursday ‘s edition of The late night show, with all the latest sounds on the Bollywood, Bhangra and Urban scenes.

About Reena:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

-Water, books & hope

Favourite childhood memory?

-Playing with my teddies.

Person you would most like to meet and why?

-I would love to meet the Dalai Lama. He seems like he would be so interesting to talk to.

What always puts a smile on your face?

-Seeing my loved ones happy

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?

-Big Boss ! I would be a judge because this programme is full of characters.

What is your guilty pleasure?

-Gol Gappay

Do you have an odd talent?

-I can move my ears without touching them!

What would you spend £1000 on?

-Holiday , love travelling

What is your favourite drink?

-Lilt

Whats the last film you saw in the cinema?

-Baar Baar Dekho

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

-Kareena Kapoor

Which super power would you like to have?

-Flying

What book should everyone read?

-The book of life

If you were a superhero, what would your name be?

-Wonder Woman

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

-Mint choc chip

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

-Crossaint  with strawberry jam

Favourite meal to eat?

-Roast Dinner

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

-Both

-Who is the last person you called?

- Sister

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

-Sanjay Dass

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Bollywood Top Ten

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#1 – Khali Khali Dil

Vocals:Armaan Malik & Payal Dev

From the film Tera Intezaar  starring Arbaaz Khan & Sunny Leone

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#2 – Naach Meri Jaan

Vocals:Kamaal Khan, Nakash Aziz, Dev Negi & Tushar Joshi

From the film Tubelight, starring Salman Khan & Sohail Khan

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#3 – Golmaal Title Track

Vocals:Brijesh Shandilya & Aditi Singh Sharma

From the film Golmaal Again, starring Ajay Devgan,Parineeti Chopra,Tabu, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Sheryas Talpade & Kunal Kemmu

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#4 – Ullu Ka Pattha

Vocals:Arijit Singh & Nikita Gandhi

From the film Jagga Jasoos starring Ranbir Kapoor & Katrina Kaif

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#5 – Jaane Ve

Vocals: Arijit Singh

From the film Aksar 2, starring Zareen Khan, Gautam Rode, Abhinav Shukla & Mohit Madan

 

 

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#6 – Galti Se Mistake

Vocals:Arijit Singh & Amit Mishra

From the film Jagga Jasoos, starring Ranbir Kapoor & Katrina Kaif

 

 

 

 

 

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#7 – Hanste Hanste

Vocals:Yaseer Desai & Palak Muchhal

From the film Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha starring Shiv Darshan, Natasha Fernandes & Upen Patel

 

 

 

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#8 – Piya More

Vocals: Mika Singh & Neeti Mohan

From the film Baadshaho, starring Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta & IIeana D’Cruz

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#9 – Aaj Zid

Vocals:Arijit Singh

From the film Aksar 2 starring Zareen Khan, Gautam Rode, Abhinav Sharma & Mohit Madan

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#10 – Tere Naal

Vocals: Shafqat Amanat Ali

From the film Punjabi Nahi Jaung, starring Humayun Saeed, Mehwish Hayat & Urwa Hocane

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Events

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Dabangg the Tour

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Date(s) - 16/09/2017
12:00 am

Location
Arena Birmingham

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Pre Screening of Victoria and Abdul

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Date(s) - 06/09/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Odeon, Broadway Plaza

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DriveTime Assistant Manni attended the pre screening of forthcoming film ‘Victoria and Abdul’ and names it ‘A must watch! Comical, moving, a lost story uncovered.’

Based on the book Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant by Indian author Shrabani Basu, the film explores the “hidden” true story of the unlikely friendship between Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) and her humble servant from India Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal).

The upcoming biographical drama sees academy award winner Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love) reunite with Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena, Mrs. Henderson Presents) and return to the role of Queen Victoria.

Portraying the role of the young clerk Abdul Karim – also known as the Munshi – is Indian stage and film star Ali Fazal. Victoria & Abdul also features a strong line-up of leading film, television, and stage personalities including Eddie Izzard who performs the role of Bertie, Prince of Wale, Tim Pigott-Smith (The Jewel in the Crown) who performs the role of Sir Henry Ponsonby, and BAFTA Award winner Adeel Akhtar (Murdered by My Father) who portrays Abdul’s loyal friend Mohammed, condensing a star-studded cast.

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Janmashtmi Celebrations

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 16/08/2017
12:00 am

Location
ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple

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Pictured below:

1. Janmashtmi kirtans and midnight Aarti at ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple, Coventry.

2. Beautiful Jhula with baby Krishna.

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Big Johns Mela 2017

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/08/2017
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Cannon Hill Park

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Opening Night – Birmingham Indian Film Festival 2017

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 23/06/2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location
Cineworld Cinemas

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Our team attended the Birmingham Indian Film Festival opening night which featured a red carpet appearance from Satinder Sartaaj and the premiere

of ”The Black Prince’, a biopic of the last maharaja of Punjab, Duleep Singh. The film will be releasing nation wide on 21st June 2017.

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Wolverhampton Vaisakhi Celebrations 2017

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 14/05/2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location
West Park

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Kohinoor Rice Roadshow 2017

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 12/05/2017
12:00 am

Location
Tesco Superstore

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Birmingham Vaisakhi Celebrations 2017

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 30/04/2017
12:00 am

Location
Handsworth Park

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Yeh Shaam Mastani (Radio XL 21st Birthday Show)

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/12/2016
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location
South and City College

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Mika Singh Press Conference

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 24/11/2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location
Park Regis Birmingham

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