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Online Literature Festival

The DESIblitz Literature Festival for 2020 will be taking place online due to the Coronavirus pandemic to ensure everyone’s safety.

In the past, as many attendees and audiences will recall it took place across a number of venues in the city of Birmingham in the UK.

This year, despite being online, the festival ensures jam-packed programme with virtual workshops and Q&A’s with leading authors and writers from the British Asian and South Asian community.

The festival is completely FREE, so, make sure you book early to avoid disappointment and be part of our ever growing annual event.

Details of the festival events taking place online can be found below on this page.

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Programme of Festival Events

The DESiblitz Online Literature Festival programme for 2020 comprises the following FREE events. The programme is supported by the Arts Council.

To book a place; select the event, number of FREE tickets and go to the checkout.

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From Africa to Britain

A new documentary by Aidem Digital & DESIblitz, From Africa to Britain, recounts personal stories of those who made new lives in Birmingham and the Black Country. These personal accounts reflect on themes of loss, discovery, courage, and often success, broadly highlighting the contribution of the South Asian community on the economic and cultural diversity of the region.

Significant changes in the Commonwealth Act and key shifts in global politics during the late fifties, sixties and seventies impacted hugely on migrants already resident in the UK, as well those wanting to move here. Many South Asians sought new homes in Britain, compelled to relocate after political events in Africa.

This project was made possible thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

To book your FREE place, select the event below, number of tickets and go to the checkout.

From Africa to Britain

The Artist Showcase with Photographer Maryam Wahid

Every quarter the Kashmiri Arts Forum will highlight, showcase and network the cities vibrant Kashmiri and related South Asian arts community with cultural events and showcases.

This quarter we are proud to showcase acclaimed photographer and visual artist Maryam Wahid. Maryam will discuss her career and art with Forum Chair Omar Hanif. The Forum is managed by the Kashmiri Arts & Heritage Foundation and is supported by Birmingham City Council. 

We are delighted to partner with media partners DESIblitz to bring this showcase event to Birmingham and wider diverse audiences.

To book your FREE place, select the event below, number of tickets and go to the checkout.

Maryam Wahid - Photographer