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 Sikh Lesbian.There was plenty to talk about including the struggles of growing up as a Sikh Lesbian, family pressures, Sikhi and homosexuality, civil partnerships, and yoga/meditation.
Being proud Sikhs, we did our own Kirtan in the park, which was beautifully led by a lady Granthi and accompanied by a talented guitar player.We indulged in lots of food, good discussion, Kirtan and played catch too!
What more could you ask for? Gatherings like these make one appreciate that we are not alone in our struggles and that there are many of us out there with a similar story. It’s so important to get to these events, and I would encourage any of you who might be thinking about it to just come.
Some valuable friendships have grown out of these meet ups. We hope to keep up with regular sarbat meet ups and there are plans for one in the Midlands and one up North in the next couple of months so look out for those!
What better way to enjoy the summer than with a picnic in the beautiful surrounds of Regents Park, London.
This will be only our second Sarbat LBT (Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans) women meet-up in London, following the success of our coffee meet-up in April.
Please note that this event is aimed at LBT Sikh women.
Date: Saturday 16 July 2016
Meeting Point:Venue : Starbucks, 1A, Euston Tower Podium, 286 Euston Rd, London NW1 3DP
Closest Tube stations: Warren Street, slightly further out is Euston Square
Closest Rail – Euston Station
Please arrive on time at 12pm. When you arrive, look out for a table with a small orange flag, the Sarbat team will carry this for easy recognition.
We hope to be able to leave Starbucks at 1230 to make our way to Regents Park, which is about a ten minute walk away.
Wear comfortable clothing and footwear as we may play a sport (rounders or football) or go for a stroll around the park. Bring snacks to share.
Be prepared for rain!
Contact Number for the day: If you are unable to meet at Starbucks, call/text our number 07414 772 493 and we will tell you how to get to us.