Diwali marks the start of the new Hindu year and everyone’s favourite Indian restaurant is welcoming it in style.
On Tuesday 22 October between the hours of 6pm to 10pm, Dishoom is celebrating the wonderful thing that is Diwali at late-night Shoreditch hangout Dinerama.
This year’s lineup has been curated in partnership with Soumik Datta Arts, a charity dedicated to creating and championing arts projects that brings together talent from underrepresented and minority communities in London.
Under the glow of Dinerama’s ‘grammable fairy lights, headline acts will include SDA’s founder, musician and composer Soumik Datta who will be joined on stage by British-Asian artist Vibs Bhatia.
Singer-songwriter, Saranghi (a string instrument) player, vocalist, DJ and founder of the queer South Asian club night Hungama, Ryan Lanji, is also part of the deal.
Jaspreet Kaur, an award-winning artist who has spoken at TED talks, the UN and many women’s networks will also be delivering some thought-provoking poetry. Spoiler: you will leave very, very inspired.
Food wise, you’re seriously spoilt. Dishoom will be dishing out all sorts of treats from their snazzy pop up stalls, including Jackfruit Biryani and a brand-new street food creation from Chef Naved of Shakarhandi Chaat.
The guys and gals at Yum Bun, Yumplings, Chin Chin Labs, Fundi, Club Mexicana and White Men Can’t Jerk will be there to fuel all your other deepest, darkest foodie fantasies.
Tickets? We’re glad you asked. Entry will set you back a very reasonable eight quid, and guests are advised to bring a wad of cash to gorge on all the street food and down all that booze.
Best part is that money from each ticket sale will be donated to charity Seeds of Peace who specialise in areas of conflict to break down barriers and inspire peace.
Book your tickets through Dishoom.
Dinerama is at 9 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3EJ
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