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Indian Medical Association - Annual Dinner
The Indian Medical Association of Great Britain, founded in 1928, celebrated its 75th anniversary in an annual dinner and dance at Café Royale, Picfcadilly, London, on a beautifully warm eveningon Saturday with Sir Mark Tully OBE as the chief guest. The dinner was attended by over 260 guests who thoroughly enjoyed the entire evening . The President of the association, Dr Dinesh Kapoor made an impressive and humorous speech highlighting the life and work of Sir Mark Tully in England and in India. He also praised the generosity of Sir Mark who had proposed that instead of paying him an honorarium funds should be raised for the charity Sightsavers to benefit blind people in India. In h is most enjoyable speech, which is so typical of Sir Mark, he spoke about problems and pleasures in modern India. A collection of over £1200 was made during the event and this amount is being paid to Sightsavers International towards the welfare of blind people in India.

Theatre Royal Stratford East Presents Red Riding Hood
Bombay Dreams original cast member Pravin Sond, as a wide eyed Red Riding Hood? What exactly makes a really traditional panto? A panto dame, a song-sheet to follow, audience participation… Red Riding Hood, this year's seasonal offering from Theatre Royal Stratford East, has all these - and more. As you would expect from this unique theatre, it also has some highly original elements such as Galatea, the amazing clockwork girl, and, reflecting London's cosmopolitan population, lively reggae and catchy calypso numbers in addition to rousing sing-along songs. Theatre Royal is delighted to welcome back Patrick Prior with his 7th panto for Stratford East. Red Riding Hood also sees the return of the creative team behind last year's hugely popular family show 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Told - and staged - in an entirely novel manner, with original music to keep the kids tuneful throughout the festive season, Red Riding Hood, is sure to amuse, astonish (and alarm!).

Asian Legal Luminary Joins Top Chinese Business Talks
International Chancery Lane Lawyer and Arbitrator, Sarosh Zaiwalla took part this week (20th-27th October 2003) in a high level visit to four key Chinese cities, headed by the Square Mile's global Ambassador for Legal and Financial Services, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, the Rt. Hon. Mr. Gavyn Arthur City of London based Zaiwalla, a former member of the International Court of Arbitration, Paris, said:With the recent new special arrangements coming into force between Hong Kong and mainland China, these meetings with leading official Government Leaders have clarified a lot of issues.The Lord Mayor's access means we get very detailed insight into a fast developing situation. Lord Mayor Mr. Gavyn Arthur, the first practising Barrister to head the Corporation of London, said:The visit focussed on the Pearl River Delta, a region whose fast growth makes it important not just for Asia but also Globally. International legal professionals are well-placed for help with the new business opportunities and I was very pleased to have Sarosh Zaiwalla along, for his experience and expertise. His participation in the International dispute resolution meeting in Hong Kong was particularly helpful.

Asian Evening at The Latymer School Saturday 20 March 2004
We are delighted to announce the first Asian Evening organised by Latymer Parents of the Asian Community with the Latymer Campaign. The event will be on Saturday 20 March 2004 from 7.30 pm - 11.00 pm.The evening will include delicious vegetarian food, live music and entertainment presented by Latymer students. There will be performances of classical and Bollywood dances, instrumental recitals, poetry readings, singing and more. Indian saris and trouser suits will be available for hire to give an authentic atmosphere. All proceeds from this event will go towards The Latymer Sports Fund.

The Latymer School was founded almost four hundred years ago from a bequest in the will of Edward Latymer. He ordered that eight poor boys from Edmonton should receive both clothing and education until they were thirteen. He added that the instructions should be carried out "unto the end of the world".The Latymer School is a state grammar school in Enfield, North London, and known nationally for its record of academic excellence. Its results confirm its position as one of the most successful mixed state schools in the country. Places at the school today are awarded on the basis of entrance exams. At the heart of the school's aims is the cultural, social and intellectual development of all its pupils - boys and girls aged 11 - 18.

Latymer also has a long-established reputation for excellence in the fields of music, drama and sport. In October 2003 the first Indian music evening was held at the School with performances from Latymer students and guest artistes from the Asian Music Circuit included Mehboob Nadeem on sitar, Hanif Khan on tabla and voclalist Swati Natekar . This was a great success and we hope to generate enough interest to be able to run Indian music ensembles on a weekly basis in the future.

If you would like to sponsor the Latymer Asian Evening or would like more information regarding this event, please contact Niki Aresti on 0208 807 8105. All contributions will be acknowledged.

Niki Aresti
Campaign Development Manager
Tel: 0208 807 4037 - direct line: 0208 807 8105
Fax: 0208 807 4125 - e-mail:

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