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Sonia Sabri Company brings South Asian festivities to Birmingham

17 Aug 2017

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One Dance UK member Sonia Sabri Company presents free one-day festival Lok Virsa, meaning the ‘heritage of the people’, this month. Sonia Sabri Company invites family and friends to come along and enjoy an exciting day of events that brings a flavour of the arts and culture of South Asia.

The festival will be taking place as an extension of the ‘Connecting Stories’ exhibition at the Library of Birmingham. ‘Connecting Stories’ celebrates as well as explores Birmingham’s history as influenced by Britain’s relationship with South Asia.

This one-day festival is a great opportunity to help celebrate the wider diversity of Birmingham and encourage everyone to connect with the stories of the city.

The Library of Birmingham will be filled with the sights and sounds of South Asia on 26 August 2017: 11am-4.30pm.

Audiences are encouraged to join Sonia Sabri Company and take part in some amazing workshops for all or simply absorb the music, dance, storytelling, and visual arts and crafts.

Some exciting ingredients of the day will include: dhol drummers, South Asian dance and music, block printing, mendhi, Arabic calligraphy and much more.

For further information, visit the Library of Birmingham website.