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Second #OpenMinds on 26th of June 2019

Thank you to L & Q for hosting Sarbat’s second Open Minds (ਖੁੱਲ੍ਹੇ ਮਨ) Sikh LGBTQ support group on the 26th of June 2019. We were pleased to welcome some new faces to the group as we came together to discuss our personal journeys of coming out and the barriers that stood in the way. […]

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First #OpenMinds on 29th of May 2019

  The Open Minds (ਖੁੱਲ੍ਹੇ ਮਨ) support group started as a collaboration between Sarbat and Taraki to provide a safe space for Punjabi LGBT+ individuals to share stories and provide support to each other. Following a very successful pilot workshop last month, we held our first group session on 29th May 2019. Thank you to […]

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Summary of the Open Mind setting up on 10th of April 2019

Thank you to all the people who took part in the Open Mind (ਖੁੱਲ੍ਹੇ ਮਨ) workshop on the 10th of April 2019 or filled in the accompanying survey. The aim of the workshop was to find out if we need a safe space for Sikh LGBTQ+ people to meet and support each other. It was […]

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Sarbat and Taraki workshop – Scoping

Life or work can sometimes fail to provide an open space for those experiencing challenges and difficulties. We would like to help LGBT South Asians discuss some unique challenges they may face within their communities in an informal and relaxed setting. Sarbat Sikh LGBT and Taraki are working in partnership to provide a regular space […]

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2017 April – Lockwood Kipling Panjab @ V&A London

Come and join us for our first meet and greet event of 2017 at the Victoria and Albert in London. Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London – This free exhibition explores the life, work and lasting impact of John Lockwood Kipling (1837 – 1911), an artist, writer, museum director, teacher, conservationist […]

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Our October meetup in Birmingham

Saran talks about our recent #ComeTogetherInBirmingham meetup event that took place on the 2nd of October 2016. We came together in Birmingham for our October meetup, the first LGBT+ event organised by a Sikh Darbaar. There were four of us, representing North American, British Asian and Northern European cultures. There was an instant feeling of friendship, […]

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2016-2017 – Monthly Sarbat meetups in Birmingham

We are proud to finally announce our monthly meetups in Birmingham taking place on the first Sunday of every month. Please come, meet like minded people, share stories and make new friends in a safe & accepting spiritual space. Sunday 6th of November 2016 Sunday 4th of December 2016 Sunday 1st of January 2017 Sunday […]

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2016 Oct – #ComeTogetherInBirmingham 2nd October 2016

  Sarbat is back after our warm summer break with a return to Birmingham. We’re gathering together for tea and snack on Sunday 2nd of October at 1pm. The venue is Mata Tripta Darbar, housed within the Northside Welcome Centre, 176A Streetly Road, Birmingham, B23 7AL. This is a safe space for all genders and sexualities to come […]

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(Update) Sarbat Picnic on Sat, 16th of July 2016

  Testimony from the organiser – This summer, Sarbat held its first ever Lesbian picnic in the beautiful surrounds of London’s Regents Park. A truly memorable day, bringing together wonderful Sikh Lesbians, from far corners of the UK. It was fascinating to meet such accomplished Sikh Ladies, each with a unique experience of being a […]

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Towards Marg – A talk by N Kamatkar – 19th May 2016

Towards Marg is an exhibition exploring South Asian LGBT identities in the UK’s political and cultural scenes. Sarbat has arranged a special talk by curator Niranjan Kamatkar, Artistic Director at Wise Thoughts. Towards Marg (part of the Alchemy Festival 2016) features the photographic work of artists Charan Singh, Raisa Kabir, Balbir Krishan and Sushil Mangaonkar. ‘Marg’ is Sanskrit […]

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2016 May – Lesbian Coffee Social Sun 01/05/16

After a fantastic Spring Walk and Talk event, we are proud to organise our exclusive Sarbat Lesbian coffee social. A friendly and relaxed event to meet other like minded lesbians. Far too often issues pertaining to our lesbian sisters are overlooked – Sarbat wants to change that. Our next coffee social is on Sunday, 1st of […]

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2016 Apr Sarbat Spring Walk in Windsor Great Park

Dear friends (Note New Time) What better way to welcome spring than a long walk and talk – The historic path connecting the Windsor Castle Grounds to the Copper Horse and the Deer Garden. On Sunday the 24th of April 2016 – We are meeting at Esquires Coffee shop at 12 noon for a prompt start at 1230 pm. The […]

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2015 Aug – Sarbat in Leicester with Trade LGBT

Sarbat is joining forces with Leicester based LGB&T health charity Trade on Sunday 2nd August 2015 2-4 pm for our Health and Wellbeing event. We are very fortunate to be joined in by Rusi Jaspal, professor of Psychology and Sexual Health at De Montfort University, who will be delivering a talk on the specific mental […]

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2015 Jan – Sarbat says #JeSuisCharlie

            The right to freedom of expression is crucial in a democracy – information and ideas help to inform political debate and are essential to public accountability and transparency in society. The right to free expression would be meaningless if it only protected certain types of expression – so the […]

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2014 Nov – LSESU LGBT Panel Talk

  LSESU LGBT Panel Talk – As part of LSESU Pride Week – Please join us and representatives of various faith groups taking part in a panel discussion about LGBT issues from a faith perspective. The event is being held at the Faith Centre, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre (1 Sheffield Street, London WC2A 2EY) […]

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2014 Nov – The Singh Project

Sarbat would like to invite you to our last event of 2014 – “The Singh Project”, on 15th of November at 12 PM at Framers gallery, London. The Singh Project is a photo exhibition that showcases the beauty and diversity of the two most ubiquitous symbols of Sikhism: the beard and turban. With over 30 […]

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2014 Oct – Happy Birthday Sunita – Watermans Brentford

The Johal family invites you to a surprise birthday party for Sunita. Mum’s been cooking all day, and the family has just about made it on time. Everything is set, but Sunita is nowhere to be seen. As the curries simmer and rotis are smothered in full fat butter, years of family drama bubbling under the […]

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2014 Sep – Empire, Faith and War: The Sikhs and World War One

After a long summer break, Sarbat invites you to visit the Empire, Faith and War: The Sikhs and World War One exhibition at Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square WC1H 0XG on Saturday, the 6th of September 2014 at 2 pm. The organisers have been kind to provide us a special tour/talk of the […]

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Sarbat Social in Manchester

  Hello Everyone, Here are some more details about our upcoming Sarbat Social in Manchester A few of us from London are coming over to Manchester on 1st December. Saturday 1st Dec Sarbat coffee 16:00 hrs @ vivID cafe, 149/A, Great Ancoats Street, Manchester M4 6DH Followed by Dinner (Mancunian recommendation for a venue !  ) […]

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World Pride 2012 – Central London – Sat 7th July 2012

Sarbat will be at World Pride on Saturday 7th July 2012, and we want you all to join us. The details are: Date – 7th July 2012 Location – Baker Street W1, near  the junction with Paddington Street – ask the organisers for section “Yellow 30” Time – 10.30am SHARP The procession is due to […]