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Events

We LOVE hosting events so that we can build meaningful connections between South Asian women across the world. From social events, cocktail-making sessions, and watch parties to talks on women's health, we love hosting and collaborating on all different types of events!

We are looking to host more events in person to help solidify the online relationships we have been forming.

If you own a venue or are an organization or business that would like to support a future Pardesi event, please get in touch with us!

Upcoming Events

The Poetry Showcase: Queer Poets

Tune into this online showcase of queer poets, hosted by the National Poetry Library, for a fantastic line-up of performances.

 

The Pardesi community presents work from the zine To Love is to Hope, celebrating South Asian queer experiences, while Romancero Books celebrates the cultural connections between English and Latinxs literature in the UK with poetry readings from queer Latinxs Leo Boix, Adriann Ramirez, Natalia Figueroa and Sofia Vaisman.

Online Showcase

Wednesday, November 15, 2024
7pm BST

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Use our interactive calendar below to check out our events!

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Past Events

Breaking Stigmas
Around Women' Health

Breaking Stigmas
Around Women' Health

1 Sept 2020

Join us for our FIRST ever roundtable discussion event! Pardesi is joined by three doctors who have an avid interest in South Asian Women's healthcare. We will be talking about the common medical issues that South Asian women face, the ways we can empower South Asian women to take control of their healthcare, and how to talk about your pains and your needs with your family and your doctor. We will be joined by: Dr Tanu Singhal @ourhealth.women Dr Hina Trivedi Dr Vishanthi Shesha
Expression
and Creativity

Expression
and Creativity

15 Apr 2021

Pardesi and Juice Magazine @juicedroplet are excited to be hosting our first collaborative event for South Asian female creatives hosted by Mathushaa Sagthidas (@mathuxphotos) - “Expression and Creativity”. “Expression and Creativity” is an event is designed to empower South Asian creatives who identify as women and give you a space to explore your art form with other like-minded individuals. This event is not limited to those who are pursuing a creative career, but we encourage all South Asian women who enjoy engaging in creativity (in whatever form, at whatever level) to join us on the 15th of April! For many, lockdown has made being a creative (whether full-time or as a hobbyist) difficult, because of isolation and lack of inspiration. We want to turn this around and offer you the opportunity to connect with other South Asian creatives from across the world. To make our event more interactive, we will be hosting three breakout rooms between which you can freely move to be able to connect with small groups of creatives in more intimate settings. Whether you enjoy modelling, art, writing, photography, or any art form, we would love for you to join us. Underpinned by Pardesi’s mission to empower and build a community of South Asian women, and Juice’s mission to amplify South Asian creatives, this will be a great way to connect with women from across the world.
Zine Making Workshop
at Warwick University

Zine Making Workshop
at Warwick University

23 Feb 2022

FREE zine making workshop for University of Warwick students 1-4pm (drop-in) Calling all University of Warwick Students We’re hosting our first in-person event of the year in collaboration with the Warwick Arts Centre (@warwickartscentre) this Wednesday (TOMORROW) Semira Badesha (@semirabadesha) will be leading a drop-in zine-making workshop on “Exploring my Mind.” Grab a friend and use the workshop as a chance to explore your inner feelings, memories and aspirations. This workshop is open to ALL university of Warwick students + we are so so excited to see you there and meet you.
Pardesi's THIRD
Birthday Party

Pardesi's THIRD
Birthday Party

1 Apr 2023

Pardesi turns 3 this year, so we're hosting a little celebration at Morocco Bound! This is the first birthday party we're throwing an IRL event for, so you already know we had to be a little extra Here are some of the things you can expect to find at the event: - a performance by our headliner, Maharani @realmaharani - copies of our beautiful TLITH zine available for purchase - gifts from our sponsor, Chai Guys @chaiguys - a chance at meeting other like-minded South Asian baddies As the event falls during Ramadan, we ve also made special arrangements for our attendees to break their fast with dates & Rooh Afza. Morocco Bound is also located 15 minutes walk from a mosque and a less than 2-minute walk from a wide variety of restaurants. You will be able to leave and come back on your ticket if you would like to step out to break your fast. Tickets are open to the entire Pardesi Community. This means we prioritize South Asian women and femmes, but please feel free to bring our wider community (aka allies) too to celebrate!
"Tiny Pretty Things"
Watch Party & Q&A

"Tiny Pretty Things"
Watch Party & Q&A

21 Mar 2021

Pardesi is excited to be joined by the author of "Tiny Pretty Things", Sona Charaipotra @sonesone2 , for a watch party of the Netflix show based on her book and a Q&A! Date: Sunday 21st March 1pm PST / 4pm EST / 9pm GMT We will be watching the first episode of the show together on Teleparty (Netflix membership is required) and will be joined by Sona for a Q&A afterwards. "Tiny Pretty Things", dubbed as the "Fame for Gen Z" (The Guardian), is a Netflix original series that was released in December 2020. The ten-episode series has been described as Black Swan meets Gossip Girl and is based on a book of the same name written by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton.
Pardesi' First
IRL Meetup!

Pardesi' First
IRL Meetup!

7 Aug 2021

We are SO excited to be announcing our FIRST EVER in-person meet-up for the members of the Pardesi community! Join Kaneeka, Shikha + other members of the Pardesi community for Brunch and a trip to the @manjitthapp exhibit at NOW Gallery! We will be having brunch at 12.30pm at Caravan Bankside, a super popular, veggie and vegan friendly restaurant just minutes away from London Bridge station. We will then be going to “My Head is a Jungle”, an exhibit by popular South Asian digital artist @manjitthapp at NOW gallery!
ROOT25 x Pardesi:
Friday Lates

ROOT25 x Pardesi:
Friday Lates

25 Feb 2022

ROOT25 X Pardesi Friday Lates - Friday 25th Feb 9pm-10pm We are SO excited to announce our next event in London in collaboration with @root25ldn . We have curated a line up of 3 fantastic musical artists and can't wait to see you all there for an evening of socializing + music! Root25 is a nonprofit cafe and community space. All of the profits from selling their food + drinks go to @restlessbeings , a global human rights charity. The event is free to attend but there will be limited space, so if you're coming we recommend arriving earlier, ordering yourself some food + coffee and securing your table !!
Pardesi Creates: Community Sip N Paint In London

Pardesi Creates: Community Sip N Paint In London

3 Sept 2023

Pardesi Creates: Community is a series of community focused, wellness related events for the Pardesi community. Come together in a relaxed, casual environment to create, spend time together and build community. Join Pardesi on Sunday 3rd September for a Sip n Paint event in London! Ticket includes: - Canvas - Use of paints + brushes - 1 cup of iced Amala Chai Please feel free to BYOB! We will not be serving alcohol but you are very welcome to bring your own!
Pardesi
Turns One

Pardesi
Turns One

27 Mar 2021

I CANNOT believe it's coming up to a year since I first started my passion project Pardesi. From where it started as a platform for me to explore advocacy, to the thriving international community it is today, I am so proud of everything we have built and achieved together! To celebrate, we would love to invite you ALL to our FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY! On Saturday 27th of March , join us for a virtual celebration of our community, with a bespoke cocktail (alcohol free option included) masterclass run by the amazing @thetashmashup and fun games hosted by @themightymithai! Grab your housemates/family/friends and join us for a fun afternoon/evening.
Uprooting
Our Stories

Uprooting
Our Stories

12 Aug 2021

To celebrate South Asian Heritage Month (18th July - 17th August), we are holding an inclusive, virtual safe space to uproot the stories, culture and wisdom that is grounded in our heritage. Led by Recording Artist, Entrepreneur and Activist Vicky Pasion @thepasion, we are encouraged to slow down and self reflect: - To deepen an awareness of self in relation to our South Asian identity. - To authentically connect with like minded people. - To actively set aside time for mindfulness. - To celebrate our roots, whilst holding space for uncomfortable conversations around our upbringing and personal experiences.
Open Mic Night
at Morocco Bound

Open Mic Night
at Morocco Bound

1 Jul 2022

Join us on July 1st for our open mic event at @morocco_bound_bookshop in Bermondsey, London! You can sign up for an open Mic slot on the evening and you can perform whatever you like! Read an essay you've written, a poem, sing, whatever you'd like as long as it fits into 5 minutes. Nush @musicbynush will also be performing a set as our musical headliner. The event is open to all to attend but we will be centring our Pardesi community, and the open Mic will only be open to South Asian women and non binary people.

Past Event Highlights

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