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2005 Bookings / Events at Bharat Bhavan Cambridge
H = Hall - all = all building - KD = kitchen & dining area - M = small meeting room - ? = to be confirmed

Weekdaytime & roomUser                       (bold entry = event for the public)
Regular users carry on in 2005.
Some Hindu festival dates need confirmation - times and room details also to be confirmed.
Jan. '05
Until Fri. 7th January Bharat Bhavan is used to store goods donated for the Cambridge tsunami appeal by the local Sri Lanka community (see www.i4ce.co.uk - contact phone 464 545). As of Tue 4th January the volume has reached already about 70 cubic meters, so the hall cannot be used for any functions. The altar is still accessible and the kitchen / dining area.
Sun 2nd 6pm-8pm Rememberance Arati for tsunami victims. "It has been a tragedy which we never have seen before and which has affected us all. Or thoughts and prayers are with all those who have lost their dear ones. We will make a collection to be passed on to an appropiate organisation..." (Suresh Patel, chair of the Indian Culture and Community Association in Cambridge) - ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian)
Contact: Rasikbhai Kotecha 01223 56 44 77- business phone: 42 55 77 - mobile: 07768 045544
Mon 3rd 10-12noon &
4 -11pm KD
Restart "Krishna's Kitchen" serving from 6pm-9pm - eat as much vegetarian food as you want for £4.
Contact: Michelle: phone 01223 246 454, mobile 07891 621 339
Tue 11th 7pm - 8:30pm H Restart Kundalini Yoga evening for all as taught by Yogi Bhajan with Adarsh Morera. Cost: £5 one session or £20 for 5 evenings. www.kundaliniyoga.com
Contact via Michelle (Krishna Group) or E-mail:adarshkaur2003@yahoo.es
Fri 14th
(2 weekly)
10am - 1pm H+KD Restart ICCA "Over 50's Club" (every other Friday) - ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian)
Contact: Vasantbhai Joshi 01223 423 648 - E-mail:vasantlaljoshi@hotmail.com
Sat 15 6pm-11pm private funktion - contact Mr. Shah 01223711175
Wed 19th 6:30 - 7:30pm all Restart Sitar & Tabla classes with Shadie - term time only until Wed 16th March. Phone: 708 959, mobile: 07904 931366. See www.shadieast.org.uk
Wed 26th? 8pm-10pm H music rehearsal (song writing group) - contact Sally Hipkiss 210 571
Wed 26th evening CANCELLED: India Republic Day (ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian)

February '05
Tue 1st 7:30-8:30pm KD begin NEW (every 1st & 3rd Tuesday / month): Cambridge RESPECT - The Unity Coalition Organisational Meetings (new political party - all welcome)
Contact: Tom Woodcock 07712 893552 / 01223 473943 - website:www.respectcoalition.org
Wed 2nd 7:30-10pm HCANCELLED from 2005 for the time being: series of talks with the Cambridge Action Network on issues such as Refugee rights, War, the Arms trade, Economic Justice, Dept, Media control, ... (until June 2005 - see www.cambridgeaction.net)
Contact: George, 07812459903, e-mail = manos[AT]riseup.net or Rich: 691 992 & 07977 252471
Wed 9th 8-10pm H Restart Dances of Universal Peace for everyone with Ralph ( 2nd Wed / monthly). Focus today: "The Heart of Healing" - see programme. Cost £4-6. Contact)
Mon 21 8-10pm H a Findhorn Evening C4 video showing for all (see events for more info) contact: Richard Gilbey (01638) 605780
Wed 23rd? 8-10pm Htalk with the Cambridge Action Network, tonight: Mexican Activist Talk (see www.cambridgeaction.net)
Contact: Tom Lord 07930645950 or Rich: 691 992 & 07977 252471
Sat 26 7pm-11pm private funktion. Contact Rajni or Tina Shah 01223 242138
Mon 28 8-10pm H a Findhorn video video from C4 part 2 for all (see events) contact: Richard Gilbey (01638) 605780

March
Tue 1st H? 2:30-6:30pm The Crow Show - children's theatre rehearsal
contact Rowan Wylie, 07977 643376
Thu 3rd? 7:30-9:30pm KD Cambridge RESPECT - The Unity Coalition Organisational Meetings (new political party - all welcome)
Contact: Tom Woodcock 07712 893552 / 01223 473943 - website:www.respectcoalition.org
Sat 5th 3:00-5:30pm, H Indian dance class for everyone if interest we will start a continuing dance class
contact:Suresh on 01954 213190, mobile: 0771 200 5716 (ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian)
Tue 8th from 7:30pm, all Mahashivratri - Bhajans 8 till 10.30pm Sponsored by Madlani family (ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian)
Tue 15th 7pm - 8:30pm H Begin NEW Sivananda Yoga beginner class for all (Kriya, Pranayama, Asana, Mudras). [Kundalini Yoga with Adarsh ended 1st March]
Contact Sudhier Dayar, 0793 033 5748
Cost: £5 one session or £20 for 5 evenings.
Sat 19 6pm-11pm private funktion. Contact Mr. Shah 01223711175
Fri 25th 3-4.30pm, H Arco Iris Cambridge Samba Band conga workshop (see www.arcoiris.org.uk.
Contact Ruhan du Plooy on 07810865767
Fri 25th 6:30pm-8:30, all Holi (ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian)
Sat 26th 3-4.30pm, H Kathak - Indian dance workshop for everyone with Vidya Math, 07958 399297
Mon 28th 4-6pm, H Arco Iris Cambridge Samba Band conga workshop (see www.arcoiris.org.uk.
Contact Ruhan du Plooy on 07810865767
Wed 30 7:30 -9:30pm KD Hare Krishna Group LAST Wed eve meeting - from April '05 this group will meet on Sunday afternoon: open meeting - contact Michelle: phone: 01223 246 454 & mobile: 07891 621 339

April '05
Sun 3rd 11:30-1pm, H NEW begin weekly Pranayama-Hatha Yoga with Johannes. Open Sunday classes from the 3rd of April till the 26th of June. Bring a clear mind and empty stomach. Cost £6 or £25 for 5 sessions. Contact Jo: phone: 01223-701660
Sun 3 Apr 1:30-5:30pm KD Begin Hare Krishna Group open Sunday meeting (the Wednesday evening group has moved to Sunday now) - contact Michelle: phone: 01223 246 454 & mobile: 07891 621 339
Thu 7th 7-9pm, H Arco Iris Cambridge Samba Band conga workshop (see www.arcoiris.org.uk.
Contact Ruhan du Plooy on 07810865767
Sat 9th 3-4.30pm, H Kathak - Indian dance workshop for everyone with Vidya Math, 07958 399297
Mon 11th 9-4pm all Since 11th April '05 the altar end of the hall (about 3.5 meter) is cut off behind a builder's wooden wall as preparation for erecting the shrine. The previous altar has been temporarily moved to the side of the hall.
contact:Suresh on 01954 213190, mobile: 0771 200 5716 (ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian)
Sat 16th 3-4.30pm, H Kathak - Indian dance workshop for everyone with Vidya Math, 07958 399297
Sat 16th 7pm - 11pm, all private funktion - contact: Venkat 741 353
Mon 18th from 4pm, H Ram Navami (ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian)
Wed 20th 2-6pm H Cintra Ltd translations (351 - 353 Newmarket Road, 01223 346 875 - Margie MacDonald-Atkin)
Sat 23th 10am-1pm, H dress rehearsal for the Indian dance show, with Vidya Math, 07958 399297
Sat 23th 3-4.30pm, H Kathak - Indian dance workshop for everyone with Vidya Math, 07958 399297
Sun 24th from 4pm, all Hanuman Jayanti (ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian)
Wed 27th 9:30-4pm H Cintra Ltd translations (351 - 353 Newmarket Road, 01223 346 875 - Margie MacDonald-Atkin)
Wed 27th 6:30 - 7:30pm H
+6:30-8:15pm M
Restart Sitar & Tabla classes with Shadie new term until Wed 15th June.
Phone: 708 959, mobile: 07904 931366. See www.shadieast.org.uk
Wed 27th 8-10pm HCambridge Action Network: information evening about travellers - see www.cambridgeaction.net)
Contact: Tom Lord, 07930 645 950.
Thu 28th 7-9pm, H Arco Iris Cambridge Samba Band conga workshop (see www.arcoiris.org.uk.
Contact Ruhan du Plooy on 07810865767
Sat 30th 6-10pm, H An Evening of Indian Dance show, begin 7pm: a delightful and innovative presentation of Kathak, Bharat Natyam, Bollywood and Bhangra dancing. 5 adult, 3 child organised by the ICCA (ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian) - contact: Vidya Math, 07958 399297

May
Mon 2nd 10am-8pm H Cambridge RESPECT - The Unity Coalition election drop in Meeting point
Contact: Tom Woodcock 07712 893552 / 01223 473943 - website:www.respectcoalition.org
Tue 3rd
Wed 4th
10am-8pm KD Cambridge RESPECT - The Unity Coalition election drop in Meeting point
Contact: Tom Woodcock 07712 893552 / 01223 473943 - website:www.respectcoalition.org
Thu 4th 10am-7:30pm KD Cambridge RESPECT - The Unity Coalition election drop in Meeting point
Contact: Tom Woodcock 07712 893552 / 01223 473943 - website:www.respectcoalition.org
Thu 5th? 7pm-10pm H A get to gather with Brian Abrahams (now settled in Poona)
Contact Sureshbhai on 01954 213190 or mobile: 0771 200 5716
Sat 7? 6pm-11pm private funktion. Contact Mr. Shah 01223711175
Sun 8th 9.30 to 2.30 pm, all Visit of Shibendu Lahiri from India to share his practice of Kriya Yoga
contact: Amy Ellis, Tel 01223 354 310
Sun 8th 4-6:15pm H ICCA AGM Contact Sureshbhai on
01954 213190, mobile: 0771 200 5716 - ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian
Thu 12th 7:30-9:30pm, H Arco Iris (Cambridge Samba Band) workshop - see www.arcoiris.org.uk.
Contact Ruhan du Plooy on 07810865767
Sat 14th 3-4.30pm, KD Kathak - Indian dance workshop for everyone with Vidya Math, 07958 399297
Sat. 14th 3-6pm H Bhajan singing for all (from next Saturday weekly 8-11pm)
Contact Rajni Padia E mail: - tel: 01223 563915 - ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian
Sat. 14th from 7:30pm, all public Ra in bo w Network Party with Ralph & friends of the Rainbow Network and Ralph's Positive Hour web radio, funds raising for www.209radio.co.uk (new Cambridge community radio station)
Entry: £3 or more + please bring alcohol free drinks and vegetarian food for sharing
Party details - contact: Ralph
Thu 19th? 7-9pm KD NEW from April. '05: Socialist workers forum monthly meeting
Contact: Jo Robbins / 01440 713 210 - mobile: 07711 919275 website:
Sat 21st 12.30-2pm , H Kathak - Indian dance workshop for everyone with Vidya Math, 07958 399297
Sat 21st 2:30 - 5pm all Subud Group helpers & committee meeting (see www.cam.net.uk/home/subud)
contact Emmanuel Martin, 514 543, mob: 07752 640492
Sat 21st 8-10pm start weekly Bhajan singing for all (on all Saturdays which are not booked by other users)
Contact Rajni Padia, E mail: - tel: 01223 563915 - ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian
Wed 26th 6pm-9pm KD Hare Krishna Group open meeting (instead of the 2 cancelled Sunday meetings from 22nd & 29th May)
Contact Michelle: phone: 01223 246 454 & mobile: 07891 621 339
Thu 26 7:30-9:30pm, H Begin weekly workshop with Arco Iris (Cambridge Samba Band) - see www.arcoiris.org.uk.
Contact Ruhan du Plooy on 07810865767
Sat 27th 3-4.30pm, H Kathak - Indian dance workshop for everyone with Vidya Math, 07958 399297

June '05
Fri 3rd 8pm-10:30pm H NEW from June '05: Bhajan singing for all (previously on Saturdays)
Contact Rajni Padia, E mail: - tel: 01223 563915 - ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian
Sat 4th 6-7pm, H Talk on "Yoga Yogic Practices for Better Living" by PROFESSOR R.B. SINGH of INDIAN ACADEMY OF YOGA -
Contact Sureshbhai on 01954 213190, mobile: 0771 200 5716
Fri 10th 7:30 - 10pm H ICCA MEETING TO JOINTLY AGREE THE TYPE OF ACTIVITIES TO HAVE SO AS TO CELEBRATE THE IMPORTANT MILESTONE EVEN OF PRANPRTISHTA - followed by bhajan singing from 8:30pm
Contact Anil Soni 01223 529 700 - mob: 07736 010 559 e: - ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian)
Sat 11th 2:30-4.30pm, H Kathak - Indian dance workshop for everyone with Vidya Math, 07958 399297
Sat 11th 5pm - 10pm all "Over 50's Club" 5 years anniversary Party. Music, Dance, Entertainment, and Delicious food will be served. Starting at 7.00 PM. ICCA Over 50's members and their spouse are welcome ( see ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian)
Contact: Vasantbhai Joshi 01223 423 648 - e-mail:
Mon 13th 8-10pm H (normally 2nd Wed / month) tonight mantric Dances of Universal Peace for everyone with Ralph - see programme. Cost £4-6. Contact)
Wed 15th 6:30 - 7:30pm all
+6:30-8:15pm M
Last session - end of term for Sitar & Tabla classes with Shadie.
Phone: 708 959, mobile: 07904 931366. See www.shadieast.org.uk
Sat 18th 5pm-7pm, H Cambridge Contact Dance with Matthew Venn - improvisation, awareness, exploration... expressive dance with no rules! 2 to cover hall hire. See www.mattvenn.net/contact
Contact Matthew: phone: 701 123 -
Sat 25th 3 - 4.30pm, H Kathak - Indian dance workshop for everyone with Vidya Math, 07958 399297
Sun 26th 11:30-1pm, H last weekly class Pranayama-Hatha Yoga with Johannes. Open for all. Cost £6 or £25 for 5 sessions. Contact Jo, phone: 01223-701660

July '05
Sat 2nd 8pm-10:30pm H (instead of Fri 1st) Bhajan singing for all with East London Bhajan Mandal
Contact Rajni Padia, E mail: - tel: 01223 563915 - ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian
Thu 7th? 7:30-9:30pm, H Arco Iris (Cambridge Samba Band) workshop - check later if this weekly booking will be continued. See www.arcoiris.org.uk.
Contact Ruhan du Plooy on 07810865767
Sat 9th 3-4.30pm, H NOT today! Kathak - Indian dance workshop for everyone with Vidya Math, 07958 399297 -
Sat 9th 2:30 - 5:30pm all CANCELLED! Subud worship with helpers & committee meeting (members only - please do not disturb - see www.cam.net.uk/home/subud)
contact Emmanuel Martin, 514 543, mob: 07752 640492
Sat 16 6pm-10pm H Bhajan singing for a passed family member.
Contact Harish Dhabi, mob. 07956933050 & 01223 211419 -
Sun 17th 1:30-5:30pm KD CANCELLED today (because of RATH YATRA London) Hare Krishna Group open meeting from 2pm
Contact Michelle: phone: 01223 246 454 & mobile: 07891 621 339
Sat 30th 8am - 3pm Indian Bazaar - fund raising event by (ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian)
Contact Suresh Patel on
01954 213190, mobile: 0771 200 5716

August '05
Wed 9th? 8-10pm, KD Preparative meeting for December Mill Road Winter Fair with cultural diversity programme.
if you or your group / organisation / business / shop wants to participate, please contact Suzie on 36 00 84
Wed 10th 8pm-9pm KD preparative meeting for the upcoming Indian Bazaar - fund raising event on Saturday by (ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian)
Contact Suresh Patel on
01954 213190, mobile: 0771 200 5716
Sat 13th 8am - 3pm all Indian Bazaar - fund raising event by (ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian)
Contact Suresh Patel on
01954 213190, mobile: 0771 200 5716
Mon 15th4pm -11pmIndia Independence Day Celebration
Sat 20 11am - 4pm, KD West African dance workshop with Ali Bangoura, Guinea .
Contact Lucas, 07790 996845
Tue 23rd? 7:30-8:30pm KD additional meeting of Cambridge RESPECT - The Unity Coalition Organisational Meetings (new political party - all welcome)
Contact: Tom Woodcock 07712 893552 / 01223 473943 - website: www.respectcoalition.org
Fri 26th 9:30-1:30pm KD Cambridge Street Outreach Team meeting
Contact: Cathy Hembry, phone: 366292 or mobile 07739454807 e-mail:
Sat 27th from 8pm Janmashtmi - tonight's celebration will have to be moved to another venue due to building works! (ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian)

September
All of Bharat Bhavan will NOT be available to use from Tue 6th September due to building works.
More details are on top of this page
Sat 3rd 1-2.30pm, KD Kathak - Indian dance workshop for everyone with Vidya Math, 07958 399297 -

Oct. '05 During October Bharat Bhavan will stay closed EXCEPT for the events listed below.
From 17th of October the hall can be used in the evenings - from November the hall can also be booked during daytime.
More information on top of this page

Sat 1st 9am - 4pm Indian Bazaar - fund raising event to support the Hindu shrine project - organised by the 'Over 50's Club' (ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian)
Contact: Vasantbhai Joshi 01223 423 648 e -mail:
Sun 2nd 5pm - 7:15pm Hanuman Chalisa to mark the new beginning and bless the refurbished Bhavan
Contact Sureshbhai for details on 01954 213190, mobile: 0771 200 5716 - ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian
Tue 4th from 8:30pm 'Norta' - Begin Navaratri at Bharat Bhavan ("9 nights" Gujrati harvest festival)
All following Navaratri celebrations have been moved to other venues on a short notice - see ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian
Wed 5th 7:30-8:15pm Meeting for all present & future users of Bharat Bhavan - Suresh Patel will explain the details & schedule of the building works - there will be lots of changes in the next months...
Contact Sureshbhai for details on 01954 213190, mobile: 0771 200 5716
Update 7th October:
ICCA Navaratri evenings have been relocated on a short notice:
  • FRIDAY 7TH OCT. 8PM PARKSIDE SCHOOL (NEAR POLICE STATION)
  • SATURDAY 8TH OCT. 8PM MILTON COMMUNITY CENTRE (MILTON VILLAGE - ON RIGHT FROM TESCO SIDE)
  • SUNDAY 9TH OCT. 8PM ARBURY COMMUNITY CENTRE
  • MONDAY 10TH OCT. 8PM ARBURY COMMUNITY CENTRE
  • TUESDAY 11TH OCT. 8PM CHESTERTON COMMUNITY SPORTS CENTRE (ON GILBERT ROAD - PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON SCHOOL SIDE - SPORTS CENTRE HAS CAR PARK)
  • SUNDAY 16TH OCT. 8:45PM THIRPLOW (TAKE A 10 GOING OUT OF CAMBRIDGE, TAKE FIRST LEFT AT PUB CORNER AND FOLLOW SIGNAGE)
  • Fri 14th 7pm The mayor of Cambridge will launch the refurbishment fund raising evening. Light refreshment will be served. Organised by ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian)
    Contact Sureshbhai for details on 01954 213190, mobile: 0771 200 5716
    Sat 15 12:30-2pm Kathak - Indian dance workshop for everyone with Vidya Math, 07958 399297 -
    Sun 16th 8pm-11pm CHANGE of venue: now @ Arbury Community Centre: Sharad Purnima / Poonam (ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian)
    Thu 27th 7-10pm Enlightenment or the Oneness State is a gift bestowed upon you by Nature, Life, Universal Consciousness, God. Are you ready to receive it? Evening with Bruhn from Denmark. Hear about revolutionary results due to a phenomenon called Deeksha, a transfer of a divine energy from two enlightenment avatars, Bhagavan and Amma from the Golden City, India. 10 donation suggested - Read more. Contact E:


    The hall heating has been repaired and is working again since Sat. 26th Nov.
    Read Instructions & details of users re. heating details! More about building works see top of this page.
    November
    Tue 1st from8:30pm Diwali-Chopda Pujan (ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian)
    Wed 2nd 9am-9pm all Annakut - Hindu New Year - begin 8:30pm (ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian)
    Wed 9th? 6:30 - 8pm Begin NEW weekly group Sivananda Yoga with Alice Pinion - mixed ability, 5 per class or 20 for 5. Tel: 07906 059022 - . See www.lookingglassyoga.com
    Sat 19th 7:30-11:30pm, all Sorry, CANCELLED - heating broken down. Ra in bo w Party & Disco - socialising, networking, meeting special people - sharing vegetarian food, dancing young & old. Entry: bring a non alcoholic drink and vegetarian food - donations for hall hire welcome. contact Ralph
    Sun27th from 9am-11pm all Jalaram Jayanti Mahotsuv, from 9:30 - 6pm, followed by Aarti.
    Contact: Mukundbhai, phone: 01223 247 264 - E-mail: mukund.thobhani@nokia.com

    Dec. '05
    Sat 3rd 8am-4pm, all Mill Road Winter Fair with cultural diversity programme
    Today at Bharat Bhavan: Handicrafts Display of traditional folk decorative textiles
    10.45 Bharat Bhavan and Bharat Way signage ceremony 11.00 3.00 Henna hand painting - Blood Transfusion Service - St John Ambulance - Cambridge Carbon Footprint - 11.30 and 2.15 Storyteller with puppeteer
    Check the whole Mill Road festival (10 - 5pm) at http://www.mill-road.com/events.htm
    if you or your group / organisation / business / shop wants to participate, please contact Suzie on 36 00 84 - see http://www.mill-road.com/
    Sun 4th 7:45pmCambridge Action Network: "Gadjo Dilo" (Crazy stranger) - movie by Tony Galif, a french-roma director - followed by a debate afterward on how to deconstruct prejudices against travelers. - see www.cambridgeaction.net
    Contact: Ilaria, 01223 746060
    Wed 7th from 8pm Hare Krishna Group open meeting
    Contact Michelle: phone: 01223 246 454 & mobile: 07891 621 339
    Sat 10th CHANGE of venue: Shazzie's Festive Party: 'Rawcreation' - an afternoon/evening event on Living Foods - all vegan now at Shazzie's home! - see www.detoxyourworld.com
    Contact: Denise - mobile: 08700 113 119 (or Jennie Emmerson - mobile: 07789078836)
    Sat. 10th from 3pm Preparations for tomorrow's Hanuman Chalisa (Rampapa). Contact Mukundbhai on 01223 247 264 (ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian)
    Sun. 11th 10am - 8pm 108 Hanuman Chalisa (Rampapa) - fundraising for Bharat Bhavan Shrine Contact Mukundbhai on 01223 247 264 (ICCA - www.colc.co.uk/cambridge/indian)

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