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Posted: August 12, 2011 in Events Diary, OCI-LIfe Visa


Kalaakairali Cultural Association

Onam 2011 Celebrations



Kalaakairali Cultural Association, UK would like to invite you for the celebration of Onam 2011 on 17th Sept 2011 St. Peter’s Church Hall, Harborne Vicarage, Old Church Road Harborne, Birmingham B17 0BB. Please do come with family and friends to partake in this South Indian Cultural festival followed by a special South Indian Onam dinner.

Onam is the national festival of the Malyalam speaking people of the state of Kerala, South India. The function will start at 5.30 p.m. with the arrival of the mythical king maveli. The Onam dinner will be served at 8.30 p.m.

Please do come and share with us the joy of remembering the golden age Maveli ruled this world.

Kindly make a contribution of £10 each(Concessions £7).

We look forward to celebrating this Onam with you.

Rajesh Roshan  ——–    President 

 Thomas Sebastian——Secretary


The Olympic torch relay will stop in Birmingham as it makes its way around the UK ahead of the 2012 Games.

Its arrival on 30 June 2012 will be marked by an evening of celebrations.

Full details are at the following link :


Friday, 22nd July at 7.30pm

Venue :The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 4UU

Tickets : £8  (£6)

Back by popular demand, the heartbreaking story of Prince Duleep Singh, the last Maharajah of the Punjab, returns to The Drum. Aimed at Key Stage 3 pupils, the play tells of how Duleep Singh was deposed at the age of eleven and sent to England, where he was immediately adopted by Queen Victoria. Injustice and insincere intentions eventually drove the emperor of the Sikhs into the throws of exploitative meddlers who offered allegiance but left him isolated – he died penniless and alone in a desolate hotel in Paris in 1983.

Date :Saturday, 18th June

Venue : The Birmingham Library Theatre. Paradise Place, Birmingham, B3 3HQ (near the Central Library)

Tickets : £5  (£3)

Organised by Fanoos Literary Society and the Drum as part of the Faiz birth centenary celebration, this Mushaira promises to be one of the largest and prominent gatherings of renowned Urdu and Punjabi poets in the United Kingdom.

Birmingham poets will be joined by leading poets from all over the UK and abroad to pay homage and honor the memory of Faiz Ahmed Faiz. Taking inspiration from Faiz’s work, they will recite their poems and make reference to the impact and influence of Faiz on their poetry. Invited poets include Saaki Farooqi, Iftikhar Arif, Bashir Kazmi, Yasmeen Habib, Raiz Majeed, Zahid Fakhari, Iqbal Naveed, Sabir Raza and many others.

A must for all writers, poets, activists and connoisseurs of Urdu/ Punjabi poetry

This event is taking place at The Birmingham Library Theatre. Paradise Place, Birmingham, B3 3HQ (near the Central Library)