Nottingham-based Jay Sandhu is a comedian, writer and poet. Punchy, informative and witty, his poetry and comedy focus on race and culture. Jay’s style is story driven with some punches that come out of nowhere and some sprinklings of dark humor.
He has had multiple spoken-word pieces commissioned for the BBC, one of which launched a mental health project for young people. Jay is also part of the GOBS Spoken Word Collective. He has performed at Bradford, Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe. Jay has performed as part of BBC airwaves festival, as well as closing a stage at Wollaton arts festival. He has headlined Late Stage Comedy, and Poetry Scum. Jay was recently shortlisted as one of the best acts of the year at Hagglers Comedy club. Last year had a near sell out feature show at Nottingham comedy festival. Jay had an Arts Council grant to transition his poetry into music and has an album coming soon.
He is the host of the Nott Another… events in Nottingham and has also recently published a poetry collection called RACE, available for purchase now!
You can keep up to date with everything he is doing at @sandhuwrites @nott.another linktr.ee/sandhuwrites
By the time Tej was 30, she had followed the ‘Good Indian Girl Playbook’ to the very last letter:
Job as a pharmacist ü
Married a good Indian boy ü
Brought a house ü
Had two beautiful children ü
The ‘Good Indian Girl Playbook’ is a guide designed to give you security and stability, and it does, but it also left Tej with a few issues (!)
As a curious soul Tej couldn’t help but stew on experiences such as: taboo topics of South Asian culture, the challenges of marriage, the oddities of sex, the wild and wacky world that children see, and the mundane nature of routine.
Some said she should try therapy but instead she subscribed to the idea that laughter is the best medicine and comedy became her healer!
So join Tej on her journey of self-discovery as she stops following the dull and predictable ‘Good Indian Girl Playbook’ and begins writing some funny chapters to her own story.
You may have recently seen Tej performing for BBC Asian networks Comedy show!
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The Big Foxy Quiz: Charity Edition with the Salvation Army
The Big Foxy Quiz takes place every Wednesday, with the first one of the month raising money for a different charity!
Christmas Carol Concert at the Golden Eagle
Head down to the Golden Eagle on Friday 22nd December for their annual Christmas Carol Concert! Guaranteed to be an evening of festivities and song, suitable for all the family. Enjoy lots of mince pies, mulled wine, and most importantly, community spirit. *Free entry*
New Year’s Eve at the Bread and Bitter
See the New Year in at the Bread and Bitter! Enjoy performances from Ben, and a selection of vinyl DJs. Bar open till 1AM | £10 a ticket | Ticket includes x2 drinks up to the value of £10 (can pay the difference).
Wine Tasting Evening at the Fox & Grapes
Come and enjoy an evening of wine tasting at the Fox & Grapes! Your chance to sample 8 unique wines, made from lesser known grape varieties. Hosted by wine aficionados, Hallgarten. Tickets are £20 per person, and available to buy over the bar. 6.30pm arrival for a 7pm start.
New Year’s Eve at the Embankment
Ring in the new year with the lovely folk at the Embankment! Featuring live music from legendary Nottingham covers act, The Pesky Alligators.
Nottingham Forest Vs Aston Villa at the Stratford Haven
For all you football fans, the Stratford Haven will be opening their doors early, from 10am, to get you prepped with breakfast and pre-match drinks before heading to the ground! Normal menu will be served from midday but please note there will be no Sunday Roasts.