Thursday, March 23, 2017

History…On The Move with Shobana Jeyasingh

Hip hop and classical Indian dance – the two styles could not be more different. But look beneath the surface and you’ll discover a shared history rooted in the dark realities of a past forged by colonial migration, labour...
Sejal Sehmi GAK 2017

Global Arts Kingston goes Bold for Change for International Women’s Day

Be Bold for Change was the global theme for this year’s International Women’s Day. Across the world, there were infinite events, marches, conferences and just pure celebrations to mark a day that holds a different meaning to women everywhere. This...

Ready for the Revamped Birmingham 10k?

Lacing up for the upcoming Great Birmingham 10k? There’s been a few changes you might want to take note of. For starters, the infamous Lee Bank Middleway at the 8km and 11-mile mark have been removed due a redrawing of...

Grand New Gurdwara Set for Great Barr

Birmingham City Council has unveiled bright new plans to transform an empty Great Barr office block into a new place of Sikh worship. Applicant Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara aims to being a new Sikh temple to Aldridge Road. In...

The Asian Today Nominated for a National Diversity Award

A humble thanks to all those who have supported The Asian Today for the upcoming National Diversity Awards. The NDA is an esteemed black-tie ceremony that aims to recognise and reward both people and organisations who are actively promoting and...

Five Businesses Close in Two Years in Grand Central

In the two years since Grand Central opened, five businesses have already shut up shop for good, putting a firm dent in the idea of Birmingham’s new cosmopolitan train/shopping centre. Numerous independent retailors based in Grand Central revealed that they...

Floyd Mayweather’s Team Bus Torched on Broad Street

Floyd Mayweather’s luxury team bus was set alight in the early hours of Sunday morning on Broad Street. It is believed that the bus, used by Mayweather and his entourage known as ‘The Money Team,’ was torched by an...

Sandwell library to be named UK’s first ever ‘Library of Sanctuary’

Thimblemill Library in Sandwell will on Thursday be named the UK’s first ‘library of sanctuary’, in a historic award aimed at recognising the role of the library in welcoming refugees and migrants into the local community. Sabir Zazai, Director of...

Blind No5 Barrister is appointed as District Judge

A blind barrister from No5 Barristers Chambers has been sworn in as a District Judge. The Queen has appointed Dr Fayyaz Afzal OBE to be a District Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Elizabeth Truss...

Langar serves up “Birmingham City University’s biggest meal”

Students in Birmingham are inviting everyone to join them for a free lunch this week at a huge pop-up community kitchen. Birmingham City University Students’ Union and its Sikh Society will be hosting ‘Langar on Campus’ in the Atrium at...