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A Teatastic 2013 to you all!

on Jan 26, 2013

Artist & Tea Party Hostess, Sadia Ur-Rehman, wishes you all a TEAtastic 2013. We have lots of TEA-riffic plans for the coming year, more info to follow so watch this space! 2012 was a momentous year for us here at ‘A Local Dialogue’ with a series of tea parties linked to the Commonwealth delivered at the National Maritime Museum, we got some exclusive coverage via BBC Asian Network covering this series, and a mention in American Tea magazine; Tea  Time for the Kenyan tea party hosted as part of this set. Amidst the coverage, Sadia met the Queen in a special performative tea party as part of the London Pride Festival. We also hosted an extra special Persian tea party at the Centre for Independent Living to welcome the Persian New Year; Nowruz. Pheww what a flurry of activity! We look forward to keeping you all up to date with our events……so do keep checking...

‘Sadia’s Commonwealth Jubilee Indian Tea Party’

on Jul 8, 2012

On Saturday 2nd June 2012, artist and tea party hostess Sadia Ur-Rehman hosted a special Indian tea party during the Diamond Jubilee weekend. The tea party opened with vocalist Sonia Mehta singing accompanied by Amardeep Singh on tabla.  The tea party formed part of a series of 3 that were part of the events programme for the ‘Royal River: Power, Pageantry and the Thames’ exhibition. The exhibition was created to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and presents the historic River Thames in all its glory. Guests during the tea party were able to explore the Commonwealth, legacies of the British Empire and the Raj as well partake in authentic Indian tea drinking customs. During the tea drinking, guests explored their own particular experiences of the Commonwealth and shared tales of a memorable day that they had had in the last 60 years of the Queen’s reign and as head of the Commonwealth. Here are a selection of photos from the day: (c) Photo credits: Connie Taylor & Mikey...

A Local Dialogue featured on the BBC Asian Network!

on Jun 7, 2012

On Tuesday 5th June at 2pm, artist & tea party hostess Sadia Ur-Rehman dubbed Queen of Tea by radio DJ Nihal talked in details about the project ‘A Local Dialogue’. Link to hear the interview here.  Find out how the project was born and where Sadia’s love of tea stems from!

‘Sadia’s Commonwealth Jubilee Kenyan Tea Party’

on Jun 4, 2012

Sadia’s Commonwealth Jubilee English Tea Party

on May 29, 2012

On Sunday 20th May, saw artist Sadia Ur-Rehman hosting ‘Sadia’s Commonwealth Jubilee English Tea Party’ at the Queens’ House, National Maritime Museum. This tea party formed part of a special series of 3 linked to the events programme for the ‘Royal River: Power, Pageantry and the Thames’ exhibition at the National Maritime Museum. The exhibition was created to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and presents the historic River Thames. http://www.rmg.co.uk/visit/events/royal-river Guests were treated to a traditional afternoon tea, fancy snacks and played Sadia’s special commonwealth-themed parlour games including ‘Queenie’s Quiz’ and the ‘Coin Game’. Here’s a selection of photos from the day: Photo credits: Mikey...