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19th November – Sarbat Social

In order to mark Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s birthday gurpurb, we shall be having our Sarbat Social in Shepherd’s Bush. The details are: – Date – Saturday 19th November 2011 – Time – 6pm to 6.30pm – Meeting Point – Costa Coffee, 72 Uxbridge Road, London W12 8LP We shall then move on to Shepherd’s […]

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Upcoming Sarbat Socials

The next few Sarbat Socials will be: – Saturday 19th November 2011 – Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Gurpurb meeting – Sunday 11th December 2011 – Sarbat’s Christmas dinner – Saturday 14th January 2012 – discussing Sarbat’s aims and objectives for 2012 Further information regarding times and locations will be posted on the website in the […]

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9th October – Sarbat Social

The next Sarbat Social will be on Sunday 9th October in central London. The details are as follows: – Date – 9th October 2011 – Time – 3pm onwards – Venue – basement of Costa Coffee, 39 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D 5JT We shall be going for dinner at about 5.30pm, so please […]

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12th August – Sarbat Social

– Date – 12th August 2011 – Time – 7pm – Venue – Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG – Meeting Point – Foyer to the Gallery August’s Sarbat Social will be a trip to the first major exhibition on Sikhism for the last decade. The exhibition, GT1588, […]

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A Beautiful Bunch of Flowers

An anonymous article – London, UK 11th July 2011 There is the rose. The English rose.  It is beautiful, sensual and represents all that is elegant and fragrant of what a flower ought to be.  It is symbolic of a great nation.  It is seen and used by many as an emblem.  There are a […]

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London Pride 2011

Sarbat is proud to announce that it shall be participating as a walking group in its first ever Pride Parade on Saturday 2nd July 2011 in Central London. Date – 2nd July 2011 Meeting Point – outside Great Portland Street tube between 11am and 11.30am Dress code – Plain white/light coloured t-shirt or traditional top, […]

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18th June 2011 – Sarbat Social

This month’s Sarbat Social will be taking place in Shepherd’s Bush. The details for the meeting are: – Date – Saturday 18th June 2011 – Time – 1pm onwards – Venue – Starbucks Coffee, 62 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London, W12 8LP We shall be discussing our preparations for London Pride 2011, as well as […]

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The Sikh Channel discussion – Sarbat’s view

This evening (25th May 2011) saw a discussion take place on the Sikh Channel in the UK on their ‘Sikh Ethics’ strand on the issue of homophobia and homosexuality within the Sikh community. The reaction from callers to the show was quite strong and unprecedented, and according to the presenters of the strand, the calls […]

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21st May 2011 – Sarbat Party 2011

Thank you so much to everybody who attended the party at First Out Cafe on Saturday. It was a resounding success, and we certainly made an impression with the usual punters at the venue, even managing to get some of them to join in with deftly executed bhangra moves! We at Sarbat have had an […]

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9th April 2011 – Sarbat Social – 1st Birthday!

The Sarbat Social for Vaisakhi was a resounding success, with 16 members attending the the British Museum. The last 12 months of Sarbat Socials have been amazing, and it has been down to the support received from our members all around the world. We have had over 50 people attend our meetings since our inception, […]

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20th March 2011 – Sarbat Social

This month’s Sarbat Social is on Sunday 20th March 2011 and it includes a visit to the theatre to watch a production of My Beautiful Laundrette, made famous in the 1980s by the film by Hanif Kureshi. We will be meeting at 3pm at The Stag in Victoria for a late lunch followed by the […]

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Video – Homosexuality and Being a Sikh

Guruka Singh and Sikhnet have released a short video on the subject of homosexuality and Sikhism, and it is an enlightened response to the issue. Please watch the video and feel free to comment upon it below.

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Interview with Sikh Knowledge (courtesy of Urban Desi Radio) – Part 2

The following article was posted on UrbanDesiRadio.com by Petz on 21.01.11. We have been given kind permission to republish it on our website. ———————————————————— I could do a mini-series of interviews with Kanwar (Sikh Knowledge) he just has so many ideas and well rounded thoughts. He’s one of those artists, where you can give him […]

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Sarbat Social for February 2011 – update and future events

The February 2011 Sarbat Social saw a number of future initiatives being discussed. These included our presence at London Pride and Brighton Pride this summer, improving the publicity for the website and social/support group online and otherwise, and raising the awareness of LGBT Sikhs generally. Details of the initiatives will be posted on the website […]

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Interview with Sikh Knowledge (courtesy of Urban Desi Radio) – Part 1

The following article was posted on UrbanDesiRadio.com by Petz on 20.01.11. We have been given kind permission to republish it on our website. ———————————————————— Kanwar (Sikh Knowledge) talks about his self-mutilation and suicidal tendencies   This has to be one of the most candid interviews I’ve ever done. Kanwar Anit Singh Saini also known as […]

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16th January 2011 – Sarbat Social

The first Sarbat Social of 2011 will be in Shepherd’s Bush, and it will be a trip to the cinema. The details of the meeting are: – Date – 16.01.11 – Time – 1.30pm onwards – Venue – Costa Coffee, 72 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd’s Bush W12 8LP – Nearest Tube/Mainline Station – Shepherd’s Bush The film is […]

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20th November – Sarbat Social

November’s Sarbat Social marked Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s birthday gurpurb by a visit to the Gurdwara in Shepherd’s Bush, followed by langar. The meeting was a success as always, and we had about a dozen members in attendance. If you are interested in attending any future meetings, please email us at info@sarbat.net or call us […]

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11th-12th December – Sarbat Weekender in Birmingham

Sarbat’s first event outside of London will be held in Birmingham on the second weekend of December. The details for the weekend are as follows: Saturday 11th December – 2.30pm SHARP –  meet in foyer of Arc Apartments, The Arcadian Centre, 2nd Floor, Hurst Street, Birmingham B5 4TD for room allocations (if staying in the […]

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17th October – Sarbat Social

This month’s Sarbat Social will take us to South Kensington, and will explore Sikh heritage in the UK (as well as mark Diwali). The details for the meeting on Sunday 17th October 2010 are: – 2pm to 3pm – Pret a Manger, 15 Old Brompton Rd, London SW7 3HZ – 3pm to 5pm – V&A, […]

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11th September – Sarbat Social

The September Sarbat Social was another resounding success, with about 15 people in attendance. We had a lovely dinner in Covent Garden, and we were joined by several new attendees. The next Social is likely to be held on the weekend of the 16th and 17th of October 2010, and further details will be available […]