Vaisakhi – ‘Feed the Community’ with Rays a Curry on Sunday 11th April, 1:00pm – 3:00pm at Brighton Clock Tower

Vaisakhi – ‘Feed the Community’ with Rays a Curry on Sunday 11th April, 1:00pm – 3:00pm at Brighton Clock Tower

Sussex Indian Punjabi Society is supporting RAYS a Curry to help feed the community to celebrate Vaisakhi this year. Due to COVID19 restrictions we are unable to organise the usual dinner & dance but we are hoping our members/volunteers can support this community initiative as a worthy replacement. If members of the community wish to support or participate, they can each help by cooking a large pot/tub of vegetarian food, enough to serve 20 people and drop off to our dedicated members; Shilpa & Pinakin Patel who run RAYS a Curry. They will consolidate & pre-heat this food before serving on Sunday to our communities at the Brighton Clock Tower. Volunteers can also request permission in advance to help distribute the food on Sunday or simply donate funds for Vaisakhi which will all go to RAYS a Curry

Preferred type of Vegetarian food: Liquid curried sauce with vegetarian ingredients like Chickpeas, Paneer, Peas, Potatoes, Soya, Kidney beans etc or Soups like Lentil Daal (Note: CHAPATI / ROTI / BREAD IS NOT REQUIRED)

Saturday 10th April – Cook & drop off food in large ‘Cooking Pot/Tub’, enough to serve 20 people to our members residence in Patcham who run RAYS a Curry

Sunday 11th April – Volunteer & help distribute cooked food with RAYS a Curry and Sussex Homeless Support

Location: Brighton Jubilee Clock Tower, North Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3GJ

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

To donate food/volunteer:

Phone or Message: Shilpa Patel (07872 463684) & Pinakin Patel (07914 569224)

To donate funds:

Account Name: Sussex Indians Punjabi Society

Sort Code: 40-14-03

Account No: 22001195

Reference: Please ensure you add ‘Vaisakhi

Census Day – Sunday 21st March 2021 (Complete Online)

Census Day – Sunday 21st March 2021 (Complete Online)

Look out for your invitation pack in the post. It will show you how to complete your census.

For more information visit:

To see Census info in various languages like Punjabi, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu etc amongst others; Click Here

All homes will be receiving a postcard/letter from the Office of National Statistics issuing an individual code for residents to input when they fill in the form online. If you have not received this you can contact the number below and request a code. Unfortunately, paper copies are not being sent out automatically unless they are being requested by the individual prior to this day.

We’ll need your help with the census, which gathers vital information every 10 years to help plan services such as transport, education and healthcare. Please help to promote locally within community groups and organisations to raise awareness. The data gained really is crucial for the local area but also down to individual groups for future planning, funding and resources.

You must complete the census by law.

NB: Your answers are protected by law and will be kept confidential.

A paper copy can be requested online, by phone or text message:

The freephone number has advisers available at the following times:

  • Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
  • Saturday, 8am to 1pm
  • Sunday, closed
  • Census weekend (20 – 21 March), 8am to 8pm

Indian Cookery Class – Saturday 27th February, 5pm – 6:30pm

Indian Cookery Class – Saturday 27th February, 5pm – 6:30pm

Ingredients for Indian Cookery Class

Book your ticket for Cookery Class: Click Here

Objective: Connect our communities, lift spirits and improve social well-being

Date: Saturday 27th February, 17:00pm – 18:30pm

Organiser: Sussex Indian Punjabi Society

Supported by: Brighton and Hove County Council

Tutor: Minesh Agnihotri – Local Professional Chef from the The Kari Club

Format: Via Zoom (Details will be issued nearer the time of event)

Class Size: 50 Households(May increase depending on demand)

Main Dish (Veg & Non Veg): Tutorial will be focused on Mamaji Paneer Kari / Chicken Kari made with fresh spices, cashew nut** puree and roasted fenugreek. Cooked with a beautiful sweet potato and carrot thoran.

Supplementary Side Dishes: Cumin bayleaf basmati rice and wholemeal chapati’s. As tutorial will be focused on main dish, it is requested participants prepare the supplementary side dishes in their own time using cooking instructions provided.

Dish Serving: 4 people

Cooking Instructions / Pre-preparation: This will be provided in advance, detailing utensils required and what to prepare beforehand eg chopping and measurement of ingredients.

Allergies: ** Cashew Nut puree will be excluded for those with allergies or replaced with suitable alternatives available. Participants are requested to advise on all food allergies at the time of booking.

Cost: Including tutorial and all ingredients

  • MembersFREE* with “Promotion code” valid for ‘Members Only’.
  • Non-Members – £10 per household

NB: Normally this costs £40, so this is a real humbling and charitable offer from Minesh Agnihotri during COVID19 lockdown specially for Sussex Indian Punjab Society members and our surrounding communities.

* FREE Promotion Code: This will be issued with value of £10 in advance, valid for Sussex Indian Punjabi Society Members ONLY for first 40 bookings. In Ticket selection screen; simply select ‘Enter promo code‘ highlighted in blue in top left hand corner, then input code and select ‘Apply‘. If you wish to use this opportunity to donate, then simply omit the use of promo code. We are a non-profit organisation, so all proceeds from donations will go towards the benefit of our communities through events and activities we organise. If you wish to make further donations either now or at any other time, simply follow instructions via link; Donate.

Distribution: Boxed ingredients will be available from Friday 26th February 2:00pm

  • Delivery is FREE for those households within 7 mile*** radius of Brighton & Hove (via SIPS volunteers). Otherwise, £8 delivery fee applies for distribution outside this range.
  • Collection is possible at pre-arranged time and location within 7 mile*** radius of Brighton & Hove. Pick up points will be pre-agreed with participants nearer time of class.

NB: ***7 mile radius of Brighton & Hove covers range from Peacehaven (East) to Shoreham-by-sea (West) and Pycombe (North). Please email or speak with one of our dedicated and friendly committee members if you have any issues with delivery or collection.

Communication: WhatsApp Group / Email will be used to keep participants informed of updates leading up to event.

Booking Deadline: Friday 19th February, no later than 5:00pm

Book your ticket for Cookery Class by selecting ‘Buy Tickets’ button or clicking here: Click Here


– Only one booking per household permitted

– Only book class & delivery of ingredients if you have full confidence that you can attend and participate in the zoom class. The objective is to engage, interact and connect our communities, lift spirits and improve social well-being during these strange times.

Promo code is valid for members only, who were members as at time of this posting. If you wish to become a member and to take advantage of promotions in the future, please complete our Membership Form

– Non-members attempting to use promo code will have their booking rejected and will cause them unnecessary delay.

– If any unforeseen circumstances occur SIPS reserves the right to amend, move or cancel the event. Attendees will receive a full refund and be notified in advance.

Find out more about recruitment of ‘Magistrates’ from BAME ‘Black and Minority Ethnic’ communities via Zoom on Thursday 5th November – 10:30-11:30am

Find out more about recruitment of ‘Magistrates’ from BAME ‘Black and Minority Ethnic’ communities via Zoom on Thursday 5th November – 10:30-11:30am

Anyone aged between 18 and 65 can apply to be a Magistrate, regardless of their education, qualifications and social background.

Hangleton and Knoll Project are hosting in partnership with Brighton and Hove Magistrates, an online event to find out more about the role of local Magistrates, and the current vacancies for Magistrates from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. 

If anyone is interested; please contact Katie Merrien 07422 693478 or for more information and to book a place and receive a link to the Zoom session. 

Walking through Nanak’s Pakistan with Haroon Khalid – SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 5:00 PM(UK) ON ZOOM

Walking through Nanak’s Pakistan with Haroon Khalid – SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 5:00 PM(UK) ON ZOOM

Talking about Guru Nanak’s life, philosophy and legacy through gurdwaras in Pakistan. Khalid describes his travels across the length and breadth of Pakistan as he visits the many gurdwaras and other locales associated with the saint, delving into their history and musing about their place and significance in a Muslim country. But this book is not merely a story about gurdwaras, it is also a re-telling of the story of Nanak the son, the poet, the wanderer, the father, the friend. Sifting through the stories of his miracles and poetry, we emerge with a picture of Nanak, the man.

Register now via: UKPHA Discovering Punjab’s Heritage

Diwali 2020 / Facebook Concert Update – Saturday 21st Nov 5pm-7pm

Click here to book in your calendar, view more details or watch LIVE: Diwali Facebook LIVE Concert

We understand how important it is for everyone to meet socially for their health and well being at this special cultural and festive time of the Indian calendar. Hence, as an alternative to our normal Diwali Dinner & Dance, we have planned a FREE virtual Facebook LIVE interactive concert with singers and artists. This is for all local and overseas communities enjoyment on Saturday, 21st November from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

We are dedicating this event to our chosen Charity: Time To Talk Befriending ; excellence accredited befriending charity tackling loneliness through friendship, connection and engagement. A worthy charity in light of current global situation. Please phone 01273 737710 or email the charity if anyone wishes to donate, use or provide their own time and services. We also want to take this opportunity to promote: Bags of Kindness / Bags of Kindness Facebook Group , a group which supports, encourages and inspires individuals, communities and businesses to donate Bags of Kindness on Birthdays, Anniversaries and Special Occasions to support the local community and bring us closer together. They have been for a long time generously supporting groups from the homeless to the elderly community.

This event is being achieved with support from Brighton & Hove County Council whilst working together with ‘Indian Colours’ , The Chattri Memorial Group and other interested local organisations of the ‘Brighton Indian Community’. So, please make a note of this in your diaries and share with all your friends and family in UK and abroad to watch on 21st November 5pm (GMT)

List of anticipated Singers/Artists:




Cultural Festivals in October:

9th October – Birth of Guru Ram Das Ji

17th October – Navatri

20th October – Gur Gadi Diwas

25th October – Dusshera