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25th April 2024

Desi: A Pub Story Film Screening at CAMRA’s Members’ Weekend

An exclusive screening of ‘Desi: A Pub Story’ directed by Zaki Solosho will take place Friday 26 April at the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) Members’ Weekend, AGM & Conference 2024

Desi: A Pub Story, a new documentary film directed by Zaki Solosho, made for CAMRA’s educational Learn & Discover platform, will make its debut at CAMRA’s Members’ Weekend for a special viewing.

The film is a fascinating guide to British-Indian pubs and a celebration of our modern multi-cultural country. A poignant and human story of pubs becoming the heart of their communities, the documentary tackles the ugly history of racial segregation in British pubs and the story of resistance which led to the rise of the desi pub. Desi: A Pub Story features interviews with publicans, pubgoers and very special guests including radio DJ and TV presenter Bobby Friction, plus lots of food, history and culture.

Desi: A Pub Story expands upon CAMRA’s award-winning Desi Pubs book by beer writer David Jesudason.

The screening will start at 7pm this Friday and will be followed by a Q&A with the director himself. This session is free to attend, and the audience can bring a drink down from the Members’ Bar to enjoy during the film.

Register to attend CAMRA’s Members’ Weekend here and book your spot at this exclusive screening here.

Along with the private showing at Members’ Weekend, public premieres in both Birmingham and London will feature later in the year. More news about these events will follow shortly.

Zaki Solosho is an award-winning filmmaker and founder of London-based creative video production company Element Move. You can view his showreel and portfolio here:

To celebrate 50 years of CAMRA in Scotland, the Campaign group is returning to the beautiful Caird Hall in Dundee for its Members’ Weekend, AGM & Conference 2024 between 26-28 April.

CAMRA’s Members’ Weekend, AGM & Conference is held annually in April and is open to all CAMRA members. Not only is it a chance to discuss motions at Conference, but it also gives members the opportunity to socialise in the onsite bar, attend information sessions and explore the beer scene of the host city.

Alongside the screening of Desi: A Pub Story, there a many more organised trips and fringe events, including presentations and brewery tours.


Notes to editors:

Details for Desi: A Pub Story:

Date: 26 April 2024, 7-8:30pm

Details for CAMRA’s Members’ Weekend, AGM & Conference:

Date: 26-28 April 2024

Location: Caird Hall, City Square, Dundee DD1 3BB

Register to attend CAMRA’s Members’ Weekend, AGM & Conference 2024 and book a place on the organised tours and fringe activities here.

Book your place for Desi: A Pub Story here.

About CAMRA:

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is a not-for-profit consumer group with over 150,000 members that has been operating since 1971. Our vision is to have quality real ale and thriving pubs in every community.

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01727 337863

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