The South Gloucestershire Asian Project (SGAP) is holding its Annual Show at Filton Community Centre, Elm Park, Bristol BS34 7PS on Saturday, the 26th January 2013 from 6 pm. This marks the 14th anniversary of SGAP.
The SGAP Annual Show is a Fun-Food Gala that includes top notch entertainment by talented artists displaying wide variety of music and dance pursuits ranging from Bollywood to classical art forms as well as delicious dinner by Myristica (South-West England's finest Indian restaurant).
Many dignitaries in the socio-cultural spheres will be attending this year's Annual Show. Honourable Robert Bernays OBE (Her Majesty the Queens's Vice Lord Lieutenant), Cllr Janet Biggins (the Chair of South Gloucestershire Council) and Cllr Tom Aditya (the Vice Chairman of Avon & Somerset Police IAG [SG]) shall address the gathering.
The preparations for the Annual Show are going on marvellously well under the guidance of the organising committee led by Mr Sachin Singhal (Chair), Mr Abhijit Davande (Secretary) and Dr Vasumathi Prasad (Programme Co-ordinator). All the tickets for this year's Annual Show have been fully booked already. Due to safekeeping and popular demand, the entry to this Socialising Evening Dinner party is limited through pre-issued tickets.
. 1800 - Opening ceremony
Show timings are as below:
· 1825 - South Asian cultural programmes
· 1840 - Dinner Starters
· 1915 – Variety Show
· 2015 - Dinner & Music
· 2100 – DJ & Dance until late
The Bradley Stoke Festival on 11th June 2011 saw one our most talented students, Simone Dhillion aged 12 performing a Bollywood dance to “AAJA NACHLE”.
The crowd thoroughly enjoyed the display performed to a very engaged crowd on a sunny day. Here are some interesting facts about Simone from her parents.
1. When did Simone start learning Bollywood through SGAP?
Simone was 2 years and 9 months when she first started the dance classes with SGAP.
2. What did she like about SGAP classes?
Simone liked meeting her friends on a weekly basis during her dance classes. She also loved the opportunity to perform on stage as part of her dance group. The SGAP annual show was always the finale for her as she was able to construct all the moves which she had learnt over the year; she thoroughly enjoyed performing. Her Bollywood dance classes also helped her with her other forms of dance. Simone’s “modern dance” has particularly been strengthened due to her Bollywood dancing. She also admired her Bollywood teacher which was another incentive for Simone not to miss any classes.
3. What made her want to learn Bollywood and what does she like about it?
Simone really enjoys the expressions to the music which compliment the glamorous and sophisticated movements to the dance that allow her to express herself during her performances. She has enjoys the opportunity to wear the colourful and glamorous clothes. I suppose like any young girl, the accompanying Jewellery and light make-up for her shows has been another favourite aspect for her. She has learnt to appreciate and display her Asian culture with confidence.