VIDEO: Pakistani cultural ball to be held in Leicester

By Emily Barker

A cultural ball is set to be held in Leicester at the end of March.

De Montfort University’s (DMU) Pakistani Society will be holding a ball called Zindagi, at The Platinum Suite in Cobden Street, just off Humberstone Road, on Thursday, March 28.

Zain Afzal, 22, is studying a Graduate Degree in Law, after graduating from a Politics degree at DMU. He is also the Health and Safety Officer for the Pakistani Society.

Zain said: “This event is open to anyone, society member or not. We are really keen to make this a public event.

“We are having live music and hosting a three-course meal, consisting of traditional Pakistani delicacy; tandoori chicken, samosas, biryani and also gulab jamun, which is a dessert. Tea will also be served.”

DMU’s Pakistani Society at their Qawwali Night in February (SOURCE: Zain Afzal)

The event will be ticketed at £35 for standard tickets and £45 for VIP, with the dress code being traditional Asian dress or formal clothing.

It will be promoted on the society’s social media pages and around campus, with people handing leaflets and posters out every day to students, staff and the public.

The society is also looking to advertise with and get sponsorship from Leicester businesses.

Zain continued: “We wanted to keep the now-annual tradition going, and this will be our third event.

“The past two years have been a major success and we want this event to be the same.

“In 2017, I think we had around 300 people attend, and then last year it was more like 500 or 600 people.

“We want to create a memorable night where people can socialise and make new friends.

“During Ramadan, the society are also helping out with the prayer room on campus, for Iftar (the evening meal after sunset), as 300 people are expected to attend.”

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