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ABOUT US

SHADES is an organisation for South Asian* creatives in the U.K which aims to create and promote work within the community to reach a wider audience. We campaign for better representation across the board whether you are a budding designer, a seasoned bass guitarist, the next Ben Kingsley, or a boss ass stage manager, you are welcome to join.

SHADES is the brainchild of Karen Mann and Alexandra D'Sa, both British Indian actresses working in the U.K. 

*If you work in the Arts, and identify with the South Asian community in any way, we welcome you to into the fold! As well as, of course, our allies.

Lobbying

  • A mouthpiece for South Asian creatives and issues in the Arts affecting the SA community

  • Pushing for more representation in the arts, from university/arts schools to production houses

  • Driving accessibility to creative subjects in primary, secondary and higher education

Networking

  • Speaker events

  • Skills sessions (writing/auditions etc.)

  • Bi-monthly meetups

  • Scratch & Open Mic nights

Bursaries & Schemes

  • Space for workshops/rehearsals/performances

  • Mentor/buddy scheme

  • Funding for projects

  • Competitions for tickets to shows/gigs/events

 

WHAT THE DESI ARE THEY UP TO?

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DANIEL FERNANDES: SHADOWS

DANIEL FERNANDES

Soho Theatre, 1-3 Nov

After headlining Comedy Zone Asia at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and touring worldwide one of India’s top comics, Daniel Fernandes, makes his UK debut.

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Sundowning

NESSAH MUTHY 

Various, October-November 2018

A compelling new play by Nessah Muthy about love, loneliness and guilt between three generations of women.

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APPROACHING EMPTY

ISHY DIN

Kiln Theatre, 9 Jan - 2 Feb 2019

In a scruffy minicab office, Mansha decides it’s time to create his own destiny and offers to buy the business from his lifelong friend Raf. As the realities of the state of the company slowly unravel, these two best friends must confront the difficulties of going into business with those closest to them.

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IT’s in your nature to destroy yourself

NISH KUMAR

Various, 2018/2019

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee, Nish Kumar is taking his brand new show on a national tour of the UK. The title is a quote from Terminator 2.

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SOPHIA THAKUR

Bristol, Newcastle & London, Nov - Dec

Rising star, poet Sophia Thakur has a limited amount of shows throughout the rest of the year. We recommend grabbing tickets while you can. Thakur is of Indian, Sri Lankan and Gambian heritage.

AN INDIAN ABROAD

PARIAH KHAN

The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol, 31st Oct-1st Nov

Stifled by life in middle-class India, Krishnan is desperate to see more of the world. He takes a year out from his studies to visit the exotic island of Great Britain.

 

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