Shows / Presenters

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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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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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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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Ab Aayega Mazaa – Rajesh

Stay entertained with Rajesh on Saturday evenings  where the mantra literally is ‘Ab Aayega Maza’.

A packed 3 hour show which includes the weekly ‘Sach Ya Jhut’ competition . An hour of mellow music, along with three classic tracks in ‘Yaadon Ka Safar’. Rounded up in the third hour with songs choices provided by You the listener, based on the given Theme of the week.

All this plus lots of cheeky banter and a healthy mix of recent and brand new music.

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Breakfast Show – Gee Kaur

Wake up to a ‘Desi Nashta’  with your favourite Desi Kuri, Gee Kaur.  Stay up to date with all the important news stories and gossip, from classics to fresh new music and even some comical banter to liven up that morning jouney to work or school.

About  Gee:

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

- A boat, my phone and water

Favourite childhood memory?

- My Birthday

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

- God, so i could feel or see his presence.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- My mother, music, prayers, god and meeting wonderful people.

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

- India has Talent Dance show as I enjoy and have a passion to see people’s talent. I enjoy dancing myself.

What is your guilty pleasure?

- Lots of butter in a plate full of saag (calories lol)

Do you have an odd talent?

- I do random dance moves to random songs

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Ummm depends on what I need at the time; outfit, saree, suit, shoes, handbags…

What is your favourite drink?

- Badam milk, Green Tea or traditional masala tea

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

- I would like to play myself and be my own character to share my most profound journeys in life

Which super power would you like to have?

- Angelic powers to protect or save people

What book should everyone read?

- The Secret

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- Desi Kuri Superhero

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Coconut

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- On a Sunday gobi/ mooli pronteh

Favourite meal to eat?

- Sarso da saag with lots of butter

Do you prefer white or brown bread

- Brown

Who was the last person you called?

- My beautiful Mummy Ji.

 

 

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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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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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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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Ek Sawal – Sunita

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

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Khushrang – Navi

Join Navi for her ‘Khushrang’ programme, a mixture of jokes, funny poetry, music and masti of course!

About Navi:

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

- A solar powered mobile phone, a knife and a boat so I can make my way back.

Favourite childhood memory?

- Playing with my friends and siblings without a care in the world.

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

- Ahmed Faraz. His poetry amazes me, the more i read, the more I would’ve liked to have met him.

Whats always puts a smile on your face?

- A little baby

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

- A Singing Show. I love muisc and i love watching young talent singing, especially classical music.

What is your guilty pleasure?

- Chocolates and mithai

Do you have an odd talent?

- DIY

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Expensive perfumes, make up and a lovely piece of diamond jewellery.

What’s your favourite drink?

- A hot cup of masala chai!

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

- Aishwariya Rai or Kajal, in case one of them is busy!

Which super power would you like to have?

- I would like to have a power which lets me see people’s true colours. That way i can let the world know who they really are.

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Cookie dough

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Aloo ke parathe with dahi, butter and garama garam cup of chai!

Favourite meal to eat?

- Pizza, pizza and more pizza, I love it!

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

Who was the last person you called?

- My dad

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

- No one in particular but maybe something that could be considered for the future.

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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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Afternoon Music – Kiran

About Kiran

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

- Ipad, gym gear and my phone

Favourite childhood memory?

- Visiting the Golden Temple.

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

- Richard Gere – so I could be his pretty woman.

What always puts a smile on your face?

-Sunshine

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

- Big Boss

What is your guilty pleasure?

- Cake

Do you have an odd talent?

- I cook!

What would you spend £1000 on?

- A spa weekend

What is your favourite drink?

- Lassi

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

- Younger me – Mahima Chaudry, Now- Dimple Kapadia

Which super power would you like to have?

-Invisibility

What book should everyone read?

- The Secret

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- Special K

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Strawberry

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Porridge

Favourite meal to eat?

- Salmon with mixed veg

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

Who’s the last person you called?

- My best friend

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

- Vicky Gill

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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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Punjabi Programme – Bhajan Germany

Bhajan Germany presents Punjabi music traditional and modern and of course plenty of punjabi ‘gup shup’!

About Bhajan:

Favourite childhood memory?

- Playing Hockey

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Comedy

What would you spend £1000 on ?

- Charity and the needy

What’s your favourite drink?

-Tea

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Vanilla

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Cereal

What’s your favourite meal?

- Anything vegetarian

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

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

- Sam Sagoo

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Navrang – Manjeet Rai

The daily Navrang show with Manjit Rai is an essential for anyone who loves poetry, recipes, desi health tips and an all round general chit chat, and who said the music stops here? Enjoy a great selection of Punjabi and Bollywood classics from Gurdas Maan to Malkit Singh with a few modern songs mixed in.

About Manjeet:

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

- Water, Glasses and food.

Favourite childhood memory?

- School plays

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

- Barack Obama – he’s inteligent and inspirational

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Holidays

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 music

What’s your guilty pleasure?

- Indian sweets

Do you have an odd talent?

- Singing

What would spend £1000 on?

- Holidays

What’s your favourite drink?

- Fresh juice, early in the morning.

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

- Madhuri Dixit

Which superpower would you like to have?

- Invisibility

What book should everyone read?

- Laughter is the best Medicine

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

Strawberry

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Brown bread toast with jam

Favourite meal?

- Curry chawal and roti

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

Who was the last person you called?

- My Nephew

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

- Sam Sagoo

 

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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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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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Sunhara Sawara – Sunita

Catch up on news in the UK and abroad including entertainment news with Sunita.

About Sunita:

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

- My son, Books and water.

Favourite childhood memory?

- Picking berries from the trees and eating them

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

- Sonu Nigam, I admire him

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

- Dance India Dance, I love dancing

What is your guilty pleasure?

- cream cakes

What would you spend £1000 on?

-Books and magazines

What’s your favourite drink?

- Coke

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

- Nutan

Which super power would you like to have?

- To be able to summon the lightening

What book would you recommend?

-Mahatma Ghandi’s Autobiography

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

-Pistachio

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Chevda

Favourite meal to eat?

-Dosa

Who was the last person you called?

- My Mother in Law

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

-Shabana

 

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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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Bollywood Top Ten

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#1 – Aaj Se Teri

Vocals:Arijit Singh

From the film Padman again  starring Akshay Kumar & Radhika Apte

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#2 – Dil Diyan Gallan

Vocals:Atif Aslam

From the film Tiger Zinda Hai, starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif

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#3 – Ghoomar

Vocals:Shreya Ghoshal and Swaroop Khan

From the film Padmavat, starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh

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#4 – Swag Se Swagat

Vocals: Arjit Singh and Nikhita Ghandi

From the film Tiger Zinda Hai starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif

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#5 – Maine Tujhko Dekha

Vocals:Sukriti Kakkar and Neeraj Shridhar

From the film Golmaal Again, Starring Ajay Devgn, Parineeti Chopra, and Arshad Warsi

 

 

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#6 – Galti se mistake

Vocals:Arijit Singh and Amit Mishra

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

 

 

 

 

 

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#7 – Ban Ja Rani

Vocals:Guru Randhawa

From the film Ban Ja Rani starring Vidya Balan and Manav Kaul

 

 

 

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#8 – Hawa Hawa

Vocals:Mika Singh And Prakriti Kakar

From the film Mubarakan, starring Arjun Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, and Ileana D’Cruz

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#9 – Bandook meri laila

Vocals:Ash King, Jigar Saraiya, Feat Raftaar. Introducing Sidharth Malhotra

From the film A gentleman starring Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez.

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#10 – Kaala Doreya

Vocals:Neha Bhasin Featuring Raxstar

From the film Kaala Kaandi, starring Saif Ali Khan and Sobhita Dhulipala

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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

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

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

Location
Park Regis Birmingham

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