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Kahaani (Story) 

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Fri 27 Oct | 2pm & 8pm | Tickets £5 (£3) | Foyle | All Ages 

Kahaani (meaning ‘story’ in Hindi) is a special performance that features a group of characters telling stories about life as we all experience it at various times.

Set in a busy, modern-day hospital care unit in Birmingham, four strangers from all over world meet and share their experiences. As they open up to each other, fragments of their personal memories come vividly to life through music, dance, poetry and storytelling. Their stories reflect universal human emotions such as love, anger, humour and sorrow while touching on mental health and well-being.

Appearing alongside the artists is Jasvir Kang, a well-known poet from the West Midlands who is now living with vascular dementia. Jasvir will share her much-admired poems My Mother’s Sari and Old Age as part of the performance.

Everyone is welcome to come along and join in…or you can simply just sit and enjoy the show in your own way. There will also be a chance to take part in a question and answer session with the directors and artists after the show.

The performance will be in English with a few phrases in Hindi which will be translated.

Co-directors: Piali Ray OBE, Director of Sampad Arts and writer Paven Virk (named one of Screen International’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’) Creative Team: Daz Dolczech, Jaya Khazaei, Manuela Benini, Mohinder Singh (Mendi) Poetry: Jasvir Kang

Commissioned by Bedlam Arts & Mental Health Festival. You can find the full Festival brochure at

Creative Team: Daz Dolczech, Jaya Khazaei, Manuela Benini, Mohinder Singh (Mendi) 

Co-Directors: Piali Ray and Paven Virk 

Poetry: Jasvir Kang

Photo: Jaya Khazaei by Craig Oddy

Commissioned by Bedlam Arts & Mental Health Festival 

There will be other performances of Kahaani in community and health settings in Birmingham and Solihull, keep an eye on for further details.

Bedlam Brochure

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