Vaisakhi 2018

Bharatanatyam Performed by students of Mrs Vidhya Mayuran,
Photo: Surjit Rai

Come and celebrate the birth of Khalsa and Harvest time in Punjab. Join us to learn the Sikh importance around this auspicious occasion.  The theme for this year is Battle of the Sikhs for righteousness.  Free, All welcome.













The tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, created the Sikhs as a military group of men and women called the Khalsa in 1699, with the intention that the Sikhs should forever be able to defend their faith against oppression and tyranny. From the battle of 1628 to the Saragarhi battle of 1897 Sikhs were always outnumbered but showed themselves to be the bravest and fiercest warriors in the world.


Come along and enjoy  enjoy the live music and traditional performances and the Gallery’s current exhibitions and have some mehndi on your hand as a reminder of the occasion. Lots happening on the day including:


  • Saragarhi– Watch an exclusive NEW film of a true story where 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000
  • British organisation of Sikh students– Empowering students for a brighter future
  • Gatka– Spiritual Martial Arts performed by Gobind Sawar Gurmat School
  • Gabhru Punjab de Bhangra Team– Northern Indian dance
  • Desi Divas– The courful team of Gidha female dancers who will take you back to Punjab
  • Gobind Sawar Gurmat School– Watch a banquet of Young musical talent
  • Midland Langar Seva Society– Will talk about their amazing work and their recent awards and recognition
  • Basics of Sikhi– Sikh educational campaign
  • Kundali Yoga– Come and have a taster sessions and experience the magic
  • Turban tying workshop
  • Mehndi– Have a henna design on your hand
  • Family friendly art workshop
  • Free food provided by the Midland Langar Seva Society


Free event, All welcome.