LINE UP

11:00AM 

 

Doors open 

11:30AM - 12:00pm 

Opening performance and welcome by Neena Gill CBE

Main stage                                   

PERFORMANCE

12:00PM - 12:45PM 

12:00PM - 12:45PM 

 

What does it mean to be an Asian Woman?

Main stage                                                      
 

The burning question of the day! How do you strike the balance between Asian cultural values and live in today's Britain? From relationships and parenting to traditions and outlook, our panellists discuss managing the modern British Asian life.
 

Panellists: 

Sharan Dhaliwal, Editor of Burnt Roti Magazine
Heleena Mistry, Tattoo Artist 

Sadia Azmat, Stand up comedian and writer 
 

PANEL

1:15PM - 2:00PM 

 

Herbs and female wellness

Main stage                                                                                


In this workshop, health coach Jaspreet Kaur AKA The Hipster Veggie will cover common health concerns for women, top causes of these issues and some self-care and herbal remedies to help manage them.

 

Speaker: Jaspreet Kaur, Health Coach and Youtuber
 

Being BAME

Knowledge Hub                                                                                                      


With 14% of the UK population identifying as BAME and less than 8 % from a South Asian background, we often confuse our home identity with our British. In this workshop, we will discuss the various concepts of being a brown British individual, the struggles and most importantly the benefits. We will use this time to interact on societal topics, find new methods to empower one another and come out feeling like we truly belong in our own self.

Speaker: Sonya Barlow, Public speaker, confidence coach and community curator

WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP

 

Amrit Kaur

Main stage                                                                                                           

 

"Where Punjabi folk meets Aretha soul." - OZY Magazine.

Amrit Kaur Lohia is a singer-songwriter, Sarangi player and vocalist in the genres of Punjabi folk, RnB and soul. Amrit has toured USA, Canada, Europe and Asia as a musician, social entrepreneur and a youth worker.  Her notable performances include Glastonbury Festival, UN General Assembly, MTV, and Jaipur Literature Festival.    

      

The Asian stigma with disability

Knowledge Hub                                                                        

 

Disability faces a further sense of stigma in Asian communities mainly due to generation attitudes. Hear from the perspective of an Asian woman with a rare condition, a parent of a disabled child and the sibling experience.

 

Speakers:

Shani Dhanda, Founder of the Asian Woman Festival

Taran Bassi, Freelance Writer 

Sangeeta Dosanjh, Makeup Artist                

2:15PM - 2:45PM 

PERFORMANCE

CHAI & CHAT

3:00PM - 3:45PM 

 

Lost in Translation: Rewriting our story

Main stage                                                              

 

Jaspreet's keynote talk will be looking at the struggles that the young Asian female diaspora face, including issues to do with identity, equality and inner confidence. She will be exploring these topics through her award-winning spoken word poetry and how a new generation of empowered Asian women are taking back control in how their stories are told. 

 

Speaker: Jaspreet Kaur AKA Behind the Netra, Award Winning Spoken Word Artist, Poet & History Teacher

 

Anjili's Lookbook

Knowledge Hub                                                                                                

 

Style queen Anjili will be taking us through pulla pleats to dupatta drapes and everything in between. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Her fusion style workshop is great for ideas on mixing your western fashion with your South Asian attire, creating different looks and vibes for occasions. 

 

Speaker: Anjili Prit, Senior Medical Account Manager 

PERFORMANCE

WORKSHOP

4:00PM - 4:45PM 

 

Taboo no more

Main stage                                                                                                   
 

There are a wide range of topics that are still considered to be difficult to discuss within the Asian community and many of us have heard the line from elders - 'what will people say!?'. Join our panellists to discuss how we change the dial on these stigmatic views.

 

 

Speakers: 

Taran Bassi, Freelance Writer 

Arub Syed, Journalist 

 

 

Sex and relationships in the Asian community

Knowledge Hub


 

Our speakers will commentate on female sexuality and attitudes in society, from talking to your children about sex education to the challenges and concerns facing women in today's landscape. 

 

Speakers:
Jane Chelliah, Blogger 

Vee Nisa, Private chef and business owner 

Sharan Dhaliwal, Editor of Burnt Roti Magazine

 

PANEL

CHAI & CHAT

4:00PM - 4:45PM 

 

Sadia Azmat

Main stage

 

Sadia Azmat is a former call-centre worker who started performing comedy in 2010, making her Edinburgh debut the following year. She frequently appears as a commentator in the media and in 2015, made a short film Things I Have Been Asked As a British Muslim as part of a series for the BBC iPlayer.

 

Raffle draw 

Main stage 

5:00PM - 5:15PM 

PERFORMANCE

WORKSHOP

5:15PM - 6:00PM 

 

Colourism & Anti-blackness

Main stage

 

 

Colourism and its close relative Anti-blackness is a prevalent and persistent problem in the South Asian community. The prejudice and discrimination faced by individuals with a dark skin tone among South Asian people, despite belonging to the same racial group, is related to racism.

 

 

Panellists

Ravita Pannu, Makeup Artist 

Faima Baker, Lifestyle Journalist 

                

Finance 101

Knowledge Hub

 

 

This workshop will cover the importance of money management and the impact that poor management can have on all aspects of your life:
 

  • Budgeting 

  • Debt – types and consequences

  • Welfare benefits available

  • Saving Tips

  • Support available and seeking advice

 

Speaker: Henna Kaur Bansal, Skeh Accountants 

 

PANEL

 

Pritt

Main stage

R&B artist Pritt emerges from a diverse background which has influenced her style immensely, allowing herself to be as expressive as possible to take a pivotal stance in her art. 

South London raised songstress' uses her femininity to empower stereotypes of women in urban music and takes an ‘Eastern meets Western’ stand on her music; an unorthodox approach on honest relatable lyrics couples with Carnatic melisma.

 

5:15PM - 6:00PM 

6:00PM - 6:15PM 

6:15PM - 7:00PM 

 

Make Me Up

Main stage

 

Interactive workshop with the super beauty expert Ravita Pannu, one of the most established makeup artistes in the West Midlands and has dedicated serving her #RPdivas by building a platform in which she firmly advocates empowering, educating and supporting women through the power of makeup #morethanjustmakeup
She’ll be spilling all of her favourite and most requested makeup tips and hacks that will make your routine easier.

 

Speaker: Ravita Pannu, Makeup Artist 

 

The Art of Communication 

Knowledge Hub

 
 

Master the skills to speak confidently and have a powerful voice in any situation. Listen to effective tips to empower your communication skills and make positive changes to speak confidently, clearly and successfully

 

Speakers: Shermeena Rabbi & Sana Mahmood, Speech & Language Therapists

 

PERFORMANCE

WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP

 

TBC   

Main stage
 

Closing remarks 

7:00PM - 7:30PM 

PERFORMANCE

8:00PM 

 

Festival Bazaar closes                                                                                        
After party TBC

 

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