We LOVE hosting events so that we can build meaningful connections between South Asian women across the world. From social events, cocktail making sessions, watch parties to talks on women's health, we love hosting and collaborating on all different types of events!
We are looking to host more events in person to help solidify the online relationships we have been forming.
If you own a venue, or are an organisation or business who would like to support a future Pardesi event, please get in touch with us!
Use our interactive calendar below to check out our events!
Click on the event to see more details:
Open Mic night at Morocco Bound - 1st July
🌿 Join us on July 1st for our open mic event at @morocco_bound_bookshop in Bermondsey, London!
You can sign up for an open Mic slot on the evening and you can perform whatever you like! Read an essay you've written, a poem, sing, whatever you'd like as long as it fits into 5 minutes ✨️✨️✨️
Nush @musicbynush will also be performing a set as our musical headliner 💨💨
The event is open to all to attend but we will be centring our Pardesi community, and the open Mic will only be open to South Asian women and non binary people.
Zine Making Workshop at Warwick University (23rd Feb 2022)
✨️ FREE zine making workshop for University of Warwick students 1-4pm (drop-in)
📣Calling all University of Warwick Students📣
We’re hosting our first in-person event of the year in collaboration with the Warwick Arts Centre (@warwickartscentre) this Wednesday (TOMORROW) 🎉🎉🎉
Semira Badesha (@semirabadesha) will be leading a drop-in zine-making workshop on “Exploring my Mind.”
Grab a friend and use the workshop as a chance to explore your inner feelings, memories and aspirations 🌀🌀
This workshop is open to ALL university of Warwick students + we are so so excited to see you there and meet you 💖💖
ROOT25 x Pardesi: Friday Lates (25th Feb 2022)
✨️ ROOT25 X PARDESI FRIDAY LATES - FRIDAY 25TH FEB 9PM-10PM
We are SO excited to announce our next event in London in collaboration with @root25ldn .
We have curated a line up of 3 fantastic musical artists and can't wait to see you all there for an evening of socialising + music!👸🏿🎶
Root25 is a nonprofit cafe and community space. All of the profits from selling their food + drinks go to @restlessbeings , a global human rights charity 🌏
The event is free to attend but there will be limited space, so if you're coming we recommend arriving earlier, ordering yourself some food + coffee and securing your table !! ☕️🥄🚶♀️🚶♀️
Uprooting Our Stories // A workshop in partnership with Gifted, by Nature, Pardesi and Juice Magazine.⠀(12th Aug 2021)
To celebrate South Asian Heritage Month (18th July - 17th August), we are holding an inclusive, virtual safe space to uproot the stories, culture and wisdom that is grounded in our heritage.
Led by Recording Artist, Entrepreneur and Activist Vicky Pasion @thepasion , we are encouraged to slow down and self reflect:
🌿 To deepen an awareness of self in relation to our South Asian identity.
🌿To authentically connect with like minded people.
🌿 To actively set aside time for mindfulness.
🌿 To celebrate our roots, whilst holding space for uncomfortable conversations around our upbringing and personal experiences.
✨PARDESI’S FIRST IRL MEETUP!✨ (7th Aug 2021)
We are SO excited to be announcing our FIRST EVER in-person meet-up for the members of the Pardesi community!
👸🏽Join Kaneeka, Shikha + other members of the Pardesi community for Brunch and a trip to the @manjitthapp exhibit at NOW Gallery!
🥑We will be having brunch at 12.30pm at Caravan Bankside, a super popular, veggie and vegan friendly restaurant just minutes away from London Bridge station.
🎨 We will then be going to “My Head is a Jungle”, an exhibit by popular South Asian digital artist @manjitthapp at NOW gallery!
EXPRESSION AND CREATIVITY (15th April 2021)
Pardesi and Juice Magazine @juicedroplet are excited to be hosting our first collaborative event for South Asian female creatives hosted by Mathushaa Sagthidas (@mathuxphotos) - “Expression and Creativity”.
“Expression and Creativity” is an event is designed to empower South Asian creatives who identify as women and give you a space to explore your art form with other like-minded individuals. This event is not limited to those who are pursuing a creative career, but we encourage all South Asian women who enjoy engaging in creativity (in whatever form, at whatever level) to join us on the 15th of April!
For many, lockdown has made being a creative (whether full-time or as a hobbyist) difficult, because of isolation and lack of inspiration. We want to turn this around and offer you the opportunity to connect with other South Asian creatives from across the world. To make our event more interactive, we will be hosting three breakout rooms between which you can freely move to be able to connect with small groups of creatives in more intimate settings.
Whether you enjoy modelling, art, writing, photography, or any art form, we would love for you to join us. Underpinned by Pardesi’s mission to empower and build a community of South Asian women, and Juice’s mission to amplify South Asian creatives, this will be a great way to connect with women from across the world.
"TINY PRETTY THINGS" Watch Party & Author Q&A (21st March 2021)
Pardesi is excited to be joined by the author of "Tiny Pretty Things", Sona Charaipotra @sonesone2 , for a watch party of the Netflix show based on her book and a Q&A!
🗓 Date: Sunday 21st March 1pm PST / 4pm EST / 9pm GMT
📺 We will be watching the first episode of the show together on Teleparty (Netflix membership is required) and will be joined by Sona for a Q&A afterwards.
🩰 "Tiny Pretty Things", dubbed as the "Fame for Gen Z" (The Guardian), is a Netflix original series that was released in December 2020. The ten-episode series has been described as Black Swan meets Gossip Girl and is based on a book of the same name written by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton.⠀
PARDESI TURNS ONE (27th March 2021)
I CANNOT believe it's coming up to a year since I first started my passion project Pardesi. From where it started as a platform for me to explore advocacy, to the thriving international community it is today, I am so proud of everything we have built and achieved together!
To celebrate, we would love to invite you ALL to our FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY!
On Saturday 27th of March , join us for a virtual celebration of our community, with a bespoke cocktail (alcohol free option included) masterclass run by the amazing @thetashmashup and fun games hosted by @themightymithai !
Grab your housemates/family/friends and join us for a fun afternoon/evening ❤
BREAKING STIGMAS AROUND WOMEN'S HEALTH (1st Sept 2020)
Join us for our FIRST ever roundtable discussion event! Pardesi is joined by three doctors who have an avid interest in South Asian Women's healthcare.
We will be talking about the common medical issues that South Asian women face, the ways we can empower South Asian women to take control of their healthcare, and how to talk about your pains and your needs with your family and your doctor.
We will be joined by:
Dr Tanu Singhal @ourhealth.women
Dr Hina Trivedi
Dr Vishanthi Shesha