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Part of a special weekend at Arnolfini, marking the close of Bharti Kher’s The Body Is a Place, Arnolfini are thrilled to have our friends Desis Organise Bristol, a young collective promoting solidarity and activism among the diverse South Asian communities in Bristol, takeover Arnolfini on Sunday 29 January.

Celebrating the talents and interests of South Asian creatives in Bristol there will be food, drinks, music, dancing, films, artwork and more, including;

  • Movements of Deepraj Singh: performance artist;  driven by an interest in exploring rhythm, identity, and emotive resonance.
  • Chats and intros from the Desi’s Organise Directors. 
  • Visual Art Light Show from local artist and photographer Qezz Gill.
  • Screening of Straining the Rice and Q&A with filmmaker Phelan Chatterjee.
  • Comedic laughs and stories with Pravanya Pillay
  • Underground Desi vibes – DJ sets from Desi’s Organise, Jay Singh and, Booty Bass collective member, Adibah.
  • Food provided by Jeevan’s Sweets

Free but booking is recommended.

Desis Organise Bristol is a young grassroots community-initiative of like-minded Desi individuals. They share individual stories, while educating and exploring collective histories over shared food, laughs and a lot of chai. By promoting unity within the South Asian community, they are able to further solidarity, allyship and support to anti-racist movements across Bristol. 

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