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Friday Night Show – Sanjay Dass

Sanjay Dass brings you the Friday edition of The late night show, with all the latest sounds on the Bollywood, Bhangra and Desi Urban/ R& B scenes.

About Sanjay:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things, what would they be?
- My phone, macbook and speakers (loud ones!)

Favourite childhood memory?
- Recieving a letter through the post saying I had won a competition I entered, I won a family holiday to Pontins. I was so pleased, I was even in the local newspaper!

Who’s the person you would like to meet most and why?
- Meeting the Queen would be on the money!  She reminds me of my Nanni lol.

What always puts a smile on your face?
-The sunshine!

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?
-I don’t watch indian reality tv shows, sorry! If I had to choose though, it would be the Indian X Factor (does that even exist?)

What’s your guilty pleasure?
- Hands down, it has to be chocolate.

Do you have an odd talent?
- Yes, I’m a radio presenter!

What would you spend £1000 on?
- A holiday to New York, the most amazing city in the world.

What’s your favourite drink?
- Soft drink or alcoholic? If its a soft drink i would say Rubicon mango ( I have such a sweet tooth) As for alcoholic, well, where do we start?! My favourite is probably Jonnie Walker Double Black or Disserano.

If Bollywood made a film of your life, which actor/actress would you want to play you?
- Hmm thats a toughie! Well it has to be someone who shares similar traits to myself, so they would have to be dashing and handsome! So I pick Hrithik Roshan.

Which super power would you like to have?
-I would love to be able to fly (I have dreams that I can you know!)

What book should everyone read?
-I need to read more, I listen to too much music to read.

If you were a superhero, what would your name be?
-Supersonic Sanj!

Favourite flavour of ice cream?
- Cornish..mmmmmm!

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
- Aloo wale parathe with dhai, oh yes!

Favourite meal to eat?
- Nando’s

Do you prefer white or brown bread?
- Neither, I prefer wholemeal

Who’s the last person you called?
- My Dad

 

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Punjabi Programme – Gurdev Loi

About Gurdev:

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

-Water, my mobile phone and my laptop

Favourite childhood memory?

- Too many to mention

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

-Shilpa Shetty, she’s my favourite actress

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Seeing my family and meeting my friends

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

- Voice of Punjab so I can get to choose the singers

What’s your guilty pleasure?

-Don’t have any

Do you have an odd talent?

- I fix electrical goods

What would you spend £1000 on?

- CD’s

What’s your favourite drink?

- Tea, juice, and water

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

- Sanjay Dutt or Akshay Kumar

Which super power would you like to have?

- To be able to fly

What book should everyone read?

- Religious ones

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- Shakti man

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- White magnum

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Cornflakes

Favourite meal to eat?

- Makki di roti, sarson da saag and masala fish

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown bread

Who’s the last person you called?

-My brother

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

- Manjeet Rai

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Love Express- DJ Aashiqui

DJ Aashiqui will romance you through three hours of the very best romantic tracks. Love is definitely in the airwaves! Share your love stories and views.

About DJ Aashiqui:

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

- My family, a mansion( fully kitted out with furniture, food, clothes etc.) and a helicopter/ yacht/ collection of super cars.

Favourite childhood memory?

-My Grandfather and his pigeons

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

- My Grandad and Grandma as my Grandad passed away before i was born and my Grandma after i was born.

What always puts a smile on your face?

Hey! Didn’t you know my middle name’s ‘Smiler’? If anything i’m the one who puts a smile on other people’s faces…they call me the ‘rounki banda’ of the family!

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

- India’s Got Talent -as there’s no age limit for contestants, singing, music, dance, impersonation, puppetry and illusion are all common areas of talent; any talent is allowed to compete. My plus factor i have a bit of Simon Cowells glint (wink wink)!

What’s your guilty pleasure?

-Sandals/ Shoes & strawberries and cream.

Do you have an odd talent?

- Not that I know of?

What would you spend £1000 on?

The latest gadgets and my favourite charities

What’s your favourite drink?

-Sprite/ 7UP

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

- Sonakshi Sinha

Which super power would you like to have?

- Invisibilty

What book should everyone read?

- Marriage material by Sathnam Sanghera

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

-Vanilla

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Egg and toast

Favourite meal to eat?

- steak with mashed potatoes and vegetables.

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- White

Who’s the last person you  called?

-BFF

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

-Imran Caan

 

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Ek Sawal – Haider

Tune in to Ek Sawal every Wednesday with Haider. Discuss and voice your opinions on social and political topics, featuring a mixture of classics and modern music.

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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?

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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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Amrit Vani – Amarjeet

Three hours of devotional music with Amarjeet plus interviews and discussions.

About Amarjeet:

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

- Water, music and books.

Favourite childhood memory?

- When I came first in exams at school.

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

- Harbhajan Maan, he’s my favourite singer

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Achieving my goals

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

- Nach Baliye because I love dancing

What’s your guilty pleasure?

- Chocolate and most sweet things

Do you have an odd talent?

- None

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Charity and people in need

Whats’ your favourite drink?

- Masala Tea

If Bollywood made a film of you which actor/ actress would you like to play you?

- Madhuri Dixit

Which super power would you like to have?

- To rid the world of all poverty.

What book should everyone read?

- The secret

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- My own name, Amarjeet because ‘Amar’ means forever and ‘Jeet’ means victory.

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Tutti Fruity

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Fresh fruit

Favourite meal to eat?

 - Any vegetarian meal with salad.

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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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Late Night Show – Peter P

 

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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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Bollywood Show – Priya Rana

Priya Rana 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.

About Priya:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things, what would they be?
- Mirror, Chocolate and water.

Favourite childhood memory?
- Dancing to Jeetendra songs

Person you would most like to meet and why?
- Gerard Butler (Obvious reasons he’s very handsome)

What always puts a smile one your face?
- My niece and nephew

If you could be  a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?
- Nach Baliye, I love dancing

What’s your guilty pleasure?
- Chocolate

Do you have an odd talent?
- I have double jointed arms and can bend them back

What would you spend £1000 on?
- A handbag

Whats your favourite drink?
-Tea tea tea

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actress would you want to play you?
- Kareena Kapoor

Which super power would you like to have?
- The power to read minds

What book should everyone read?
- The Secret – Rhada Byrne

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

Favourite flavour of ice-cream?
- Raspberry

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
-Belvita breakfast biscuits or yoghurt

Favourite meal to eat?
Any veg indian dish

Do you prefer white or brown bread?
- Brown

Who was the last person you called?
- My best friend Bali

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

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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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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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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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Late Night Show – Manpreet Darroch

Manpreet brings you the Wednesday edition of The late night show, with all the latest sounds on the Bollywood, Bhangra and Desi Urban/ R& B scenes.

About Manpreet:

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

-Family, food and music

Favourite childhood memory?

- Dancing on the roof of our rental van to reggae music in Punjab.

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

- Damian Marley, I’m a huge fan of his music and respect the stance true reggae has on world issues. I think it would be a very interesting conversation.

What always puts a smile on your face?

-Music I can vibes to!

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

- I don’t watch reality shows so i really don’t know!

What’s your guilty pleasure?

- Nando’s

Do you have an odd talent?

-I have a tendency of playing dhol beats with a pen on the table, it really annoys people!

What would you spend £1000 on?

-More music software!

What’s your favourite drink?

-Masala chai

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

-Any actor that could play a dashing sardar!

Which super power would you like to have?

-The ability to fly

What book should everyone read?

- Emotional intelligence by Daniel Goleman

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- SuperSingh!

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Vanilla

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

Buttermilk pancakes

Favourite meal to eat?

BBQ chicken

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- White

Who’s the last person you called?

- My significant other

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

- Poli Tank

 

 

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Aaina – Shabana Kazmi

From 6-8pm every weekday request any song you desire while listening to the charming Dr Shabana Kazami.

About Shabana:

What Is your favourite childhood memory?

- When I was young one day my mum had’t made rice for me to eat and I refused to eat anything else until my father came home. I waited without any food all day so I could see my fathers reaction to my mother letting me starve all day.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Seeing happy children and children that can make me laugh.

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

- I don’t watch them

What would you spend £1000 on?

- I’d give it all to charity

What is your favourite drink?

-Chai from the Chaiwala

Favourit thing to eat for breakfast?

- Shortbread and tea

Favourite meal to eat?

- Any dhal and rice with green chillies

White bread or brown bread?

- Both

Who was the last prson you called ?

- My friend Noreen

Which radio presenter would you most like to co-host a show with ?

- I would love to do a massive show with as many presenters as we can fit in the studio.

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Moonlight Show – Khalil Ahmed

The moonlight show with Khalil – a relaxing selection of music including listener’s choice.

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Ek Sawal – Atif

Tune in to Ek Sawal every Wednesday with Atif. Discuss and voice your opinions on social and political topics, featuring a mixture of classics and modern music.

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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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Bollywood Top Ten

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#1 – Piya More

Vocals:Mika Singh, Neeti Mohan

From the film Baadshaho starring Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi & Lleana D’Cruz.

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#2 – Radha

Vocals: Sunidhi Chauhan , Shahid Mallya

From the film Jab Harry Met Sejal, starring Sharukh Khan & Anoushka Sharma.

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#3 – Naach Meri Jaan

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

From the film Tubelight, starring Salman Khan and Sohail Khan.

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#4 – Humdard

Vocals:Jyotica Tangri

From the film Dobaara starring Huma Qureshi & Saqib Saleem

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#5 – Zaalima

Vocals: Arijit Singh & Harshdeep Kaur

From the film Raees, starring Shahrukh Khan & Mahira Khan

 

 

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#6 – Laila Main Laila

Vocals:Pavni Pandey

From the film Raees, starring Sharukh Khan & Mahira Khan.

 

 

 

 

 

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#7 – Thodi Der

Vocals: Farhan Saeed & Shreya Ghoshal

From the film Half Girlfriendl starring Arjun Kapoor & Shraddha Kapoor

 

 

 

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#8 – Ude Dil Befikre

Vocals:Benny Dayal

From the film Befikre, starring Ranveer Singh & Vaani Singh

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#9 – Cheez Badi

Vocals: Udit Narayan & Neha Kakkar

From the film Machine starring Mustafa & Kiara Advani

 

 

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#10 – Itna Tumhe

Vocals: Yaseer Desai & Shahshaa Tirupati

From the film Machine, starring Mustafa & Kiara Advani

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Dabangg the Tour

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Date(s) - 16/09/2017
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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

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

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Tesco Superstore

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Birmingham Vaisakhi Celebrations 2017

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

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Park Regis Birmingham

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