Rifco Theatre Company and Watford Palace Theatre present the British Asian Festival 2018 from 4th – 6th May 2018 at the Watford Palace Theatre. The festival includes Pinky & Preetho’s Comedy Night, a rehearsed performance of ‘Southall Park; fun bhangra sessions for children aged 2 – 6 years; craft workshops an afternoon Desi Tea; a screening of Hinglish Vinglish and performances of bittersweet comedy Pyar Actually by Rifco Associate Sukh Ojla, spoken word sessions with The Asian Writer and exhibitions by artists Mr A Singh and Dotty Art.
British Asian Festival Schedule
Friday, 4th May 2018 @8.30pm
Comedy: Pinky & Preetho’s Comedy Night
Tickets: £15 & £18 (Multi-event ticket discount available)
Masala Queens Pinky (Vedi Roy) and Preetho (Harvey Dhadda) return to Watford to host a night of comedy with a brilliant line-up of British Asian stand-up comedians including Sukh Ojla, Sunil Patel, Kai Samra, Ahir Shah and Sindhu Vee.
Friday 4th May @7pm
A rehearsed performance of a coming of age drama by Rifco Associate Amarjit Bassan.
Saturday 5th May 2018 @ 11am & 1.30pm
Fun Bhangra sessions for children aged 2 – 6 years old with Sohan Kailey of Aashiyana Arts.
Saturday 5th May 2018 1pm & 1.30pm, Drop-in from 2pm
Family Crafts: The Make Escape
Filmi craft workshop with tutors Momtaz Begum-Hossain and Mia Vilcins from The Make Escape.
Saturday 5th May 2018 @6pm
Spoken Word: With Apples & Snakes
Tickets: _Pay What You Can
Performance poetry and spoken word company, Apples and Snakes presents an evening full of creativity with acclaimed and emerging British Asian talent. Hosted by Shagufta Iqbal and Sophia Thakur, there will be performances from Nafeesa Ahmed, Zia Ahmed, Ronak Patani, BananaSharma and Zahra Sheik.
Saturday 5th May 2018 4.30pm & 8pm
Theatre: Pyar Actually
Tickets: £14.50 (Multi-event discount available)
Due to popular demand, Sukh Ojla’s comedy about love and missed opportunities returns to Watford! Polly’s picture perfect life is interrupted when her first love Bali gets in touch 20 years later. Why is he back? Is it too late for second chances? And is love, actually, all you need?
Sunday 6th May 2018 11am
Literature: Short Stories with The Asian Writer
Tickets: Pay What You Can
Past finalists of The Asian Writer short story prize, Meera Betab, Mona Dash, Farhana Khalique, Shibani Lal and Jocelyn Watson, will be reading their winning stories and sharing their creative process.
Sunday 6th May 2018 12pm & 1.15pm
Food: Desi Tea
Tickets: £21 per person
Enjoy a unique afternoon tea experience at Watford Palace Theatre, surrounded by British Asian arts and culture with Desi Tea. They will be serving a delicious selection of sandwiches, cakes, scones, South Asian snacks and tea.
Sunday 6th May 2018 2.30pm
Film: English Vinglish
Tickets: £8 (Multi-event discount available)
In honour of Bollywood actress Sridevi. This light-hearted yet touching film follows the transformational journey of Shashi, as personal circumstances make her determined to overcome her insecurities, master English and become a self assured and confident woman.
4th May – 6th May 2018, 10am – 8pm
Exhibition: Mr A Singh
Award-winning creative director, artist and content creator MrASingh (aka Amrit Singh) will be displaying two collections of intricate mixed media art.
4th May – 6th May 2018, 10am – 8pm
Exhibition: Dotty Art
Harrow based artist Karun Soni will be exhibiting a selection of dotty art style oil paintings.
Rifco presents the British Asian Festival
Friday 4th May – Sunday 6th May 2018
Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1JZ
Nearest Stations: Watford Junction Station (National Rail) is a 20 minute journey from London Euston via West Midlands Trains. Watford High Street Station (Overground) is a 12 minute walk. Watford Station (Metropolitan line) is a 20 minute walk.
Public Car Parks: Sutton, Church or Gade.
Ticket DiscountsDiscounts are available for Pinky & Preetho’s Comedy Night, Pyar Actually and English Vinglish. Book 2 events and receive £2 off total. Book 3 events receive £3 off total.
Discount applied to total at checkout. Limited to 4 tickets per event, per customer.
For more information about the British Asian Festival, visit www.rifcotheatre.com