top of page


For all media enquiries and public engagements - contact here.  

BBC Breakfast took a fancy to Dawinder's Jambo Cinema immersive art installation in January 2020 at New Art Exchange.  They were getting ready for the housewarming party which launched the exhibition opening. Watch the news feature online. 

Asian Women & Driving - BBC Online feature: The Asian women who defied the driving taboo

June 02, 2019

Fantastic news feature by BBC Online team who interviewed Dawinder and two women who share their stories about driving and empowerment. 

Opening Keynote Speech at REWIRE: Annual Arts Marketing Conference 2019

July 09, 2019

Dawinder was delighted to deliver one of the opening keynote speeches at the Arts Marketing Association annual, national conference: Rewire: culture, audiences - Sparking Connections, Creating Change. She shared her life and experiences as a young carer and how empathy enables her to connect with diverse communities during the creation of her work. Dawinder addressed five hundred arts marketing professionals. Delegates attended from arts venues in the UK and from around the world. 

Dawinder Bansal on BBC Breakfast talking about Asian Women & Cars

May 25, 2019

Watch Dawinder Bansal live on BBC Breakfast TV talking about her art installation and film about the first generation of South Asian women to drive in the UK. She shares her thoughts about driving and how she came up with the concept. 

‘My first job showed me the arts is a place where you ‘stand out’ to fit in’

June 17, 2019

The Stage talked to Dawinder about her first job in the arts. She shared her experiences of those early days of working at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. 

Asian Women & Cars featured in Times of India

August 04, 2019

Dawinder's film and art installation about Asian women and their cars was featured in the Times of India this year. 

Asian Women and Cars: Road to Independence was commissioned by Multistory for the Blast Photo Festival 2019. 

BBC Radio 6 Music: Dawinder Bansal's Memory Tapes with Lauren Laverne

May 07, 2018

Dawinder talks live on air with BBC Radio Music 6 presenter, Lauren Laverne.  Dawinder shares her memories and celebrates the sights, sounds and tastes of a 1980s Asian Wedding, and her memory tape harks back to the same era. 

Special Invitation by Theresa May to attend Jo Cox Loneliness Commission reception at Downing Street.

January 17, 2018

Special invitation by Preet Gill MP and The Prime Minister, where a reception was hosted at Downing Street to celebrate Jo Cox’s legacy, and the important work of her family, Foundation and the Commission in highlighting how many people are experiencing loneliness.


Photo: Dawinder Bansal pictured here talking to Prime Minister, Theresa May about her productions and the importance of telling the stories of marginalised, working class communities through the vehicle of the arts. 

ITV's Asian Media Awards 2017

October 24, 2017

Finalist for Best Stage Production 2017 at Asian Media Awards, supported by ITV and Salford University. Mother Tongues from Farther Lands – featuring: Sajeela Kershi, Shobna Gulati, Shobu Kapoor, Shyama Pereira, Ayesha Hazirika. 


Produced by Dawinder Bansal on behalf of commissioning partners Southbank Centre, Black Country touring, Cast Doncaster and Oldham Coliseum Theatre. 

BBC1 Television: Rip Off Britain, Series 5.

April 23, 2018

Hosted by Angela Rippon, Gloria Hunniford and Julia Somerville, Dawinder Bansal is asked as a guest contributor to share her thoughts about the food industry in the UK. 

Nihal speaks to artist Dawinder Bansal about her latest project 'The Making of a South Asian Wedding' presneted as part of the National Festival of Making 2018. 

ITV TELEVISION Feature 'Jambo Cinema' with journalist Rajiv Popat

November 01, 2017

Primetime television feature with ITV's Rajiv Popat interviewing artist & creator of 'Jambo Cinema' 1980s art installation. Supported by Creative Black Country, Flatpack Film Festival and Wolverhampton Art Gallery. 


October 24, 2017

Print & Online feature about Jambo Cinema art installation at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, November 2017. 

Featuring memories about the 1980s from Preet Gill MP, Ayesha Hazarika, Shyama Perera, Shobu Kapoor, Shazia Mirza, Shobna Gulati and Satnam Rana. 

RADIO: 2BR Radio Lancashire: 'Turn up in your wedding dresses'

April 19, 2018

Women from across Lancashire are being urged to wear their wedding dresses to Blackburn's Festival of Making.  It's as an artist recreates "The Making of a South Asian Wedding" from the 1980s. Dawinder Bansal's heading to Blackburn in May for the event, which she hopes will not only celebrate Asian weddings - but weddings from other cultures too. 

PRINT: Feature in Express & Star newspaper

October 26, 2017

A cinema with a difference celebrating British Asian lives in Wolverhampton during the 1980s has opened its doors at the city’s art gallery. 

Picture: The late Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor (2017) Elias Mattu, and the Mayoress Asha Mattu, visit the 1980's Asian living room installation at Wolverhampton Art Gallery and meet the artist, Dawinder Bansal (centre).

Asian Woman of Achievement Awards celebrate success with a special reception at 10 Downing Street

October 24, 2017

Special invitation to meet with the Prime Minister to celebrate Asian Woman of Achievement Awards 2017.  As the youngest daughter of immigrant, working class parents Dawinder was proud receive a High Commendation through her hard work and dedication to the arts sector in the UK. She was very proud to be the first person in her family to visit Downing Street and meet the Prime Minister. 

PUBLIC PERFORMANCE: Selfridges Live & Loud event

September 30, 2017

Live music & performance event organised by Selfridges Live and Loud and Birmingham Weekender, celebrating the rich musical heritage of the city. 


Dawinder Bansal was asked to share her experience as a teenager during the 1990s Bhangra scene in the Midlands.  

Dawinder Bansal is Highly Commended by Asian Woman of Achievement Awards

May 09, 2017

Dawinder Bansal was highly commended by Asian Woman of Achievement Awards 2017 in the Media category.  Recognised for her contribution to the arts and bringing untold stories of marginalised communities to life in theatre productions and art installations she has produced/created. 

BBC1 Television Feature: Mother Tongues from Farther Lands with Satnam Rana and Shobna Gulati

May 30, 2017

Mother Tongues from Farther Lands, a spoken word/theatre show full of fascinating, fearless and funny stories from South Asian women. A special TV featured acclaimed television and stage actress, Shobna Gulati and Producer Dawinder Bansal. 

TELEVISION: Zee TV interview with Dawinder Bansal & Shobu Kapoor

May 30, 2017

Zee TV interview with television actress Shobu Kapoor and Producer Dawinder Bansal talking about their latest stage show called Mother Tongues from Farther Lands. 

Interview with Dawinder Bansal about involving elderly Asian women in her theatre production, Mother Tongues from Farther Lands. 

1 / 1

Please reload

To discuss possible work or collaborations let's talk >>
bottom of page