"If culture is a house then language is the key to the front door, to all the rooms inside. Without it you end up wayward without a proper home or a legitimate identity" ~ And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Are you a British Asian that wants to speak/hear more Urdu? If so you have come to the right place!

Imagine doing anything in London but with some Urdu banter in a relaxed, environment with like-minded people....We usually run small group sized events as find that is easier and more conducive for language groups. We like doing coffees, dinners, lunches (anything food-related!) museums, festivals, movies, qawalis/ghazals/other concerts etc....of course things like plays, concerts and movies we usually only promote if there is Urdu spoken in them and not English. So if you know of any events that might be of interest to the group please do let us know.

You are of course also welcome if you speak Urdlish/Engdu (Urdu with a bit of English and English with a bit of Urdu...) - we are always guilty of that too! ;)

Who can join?

  • This is primarily a conversation group. There is no emphasis on reading or writing - it's just speaking and listening.
  • Although majority of our members are Asians between 20-45 year olds, people of all ages and backgrounds come to Urdu meetup

Of course you don't just have to be British Asian to join the group.

  • You may be someone non-Asian who wants to learn/practise their Urdu (you should have some basic knowledge as this is not a teaching group) or
  • you may be someone who is from the Subcontinent and is craving to talk to others in Urdu. Angrezi bol bol ke moo dukhne lagta hai na? zabaan terhi terhi karke bolna parhta hai :)

Please note:

  • Often we promote and put up external events that might be of interest to the group that may not necessarily be hosted by us. These are usually marked 'Info only'
  • Please note this is not an Urdu appreciation society for those with advanced Urdu skills. Although if someone wants to plan events and activities for those with advanced Urdu some members may be open to that
  • We often promote Indian events or plays/movies etc as we believe it aids people's understanding of Urdu. I have noticed in the past people strongly opposing this I can just say then this group is not for you
  • Intolerance will not be tolerated.
  • The aim is not to organize 'Muslim' or 'Pakistani/Indian' events. If there is no relevance to Urdu we may not necessarily put it up just because its a Pakistani/Indian or Muslim event. Of course we understand sometimes that might be inevitable.
  • This is also the case with charity events that some people like to suggest. If there is no relevance to Urdu we may not necessarily put it up just because its a Pakistani or Muslim charity/event. Please contact me or speak to me regarding this if you need more clarification
  • Also this is not a dating group so please don't embarrass yourself or make others uncomfortable by assuming that.

We're 476 Urdu Lovers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Saturday, November 22, 2014 3:00 PM

    ### Epping Forest Night Trek ###

    1 Urdu Lovers attending
  • Thursday, November 27, 2014 6:00 PM

    Monthly Meetup & Social Dinner

    8 Urdu Lovers attending
  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014 7:00 PM

    Info Only: Karavan-e-Iqbal - Qawaali concert Hussain Brothers

    8 Urdu Lovers attending
  • Friday, December 12, 2014 6:30 PM

    Monthly Urdu Bazm-e-Adab - 9 **Closing 2014** Choose Your Own Author Or Poet**

    11 Urdu Lovers attending
  • Thursday, December 25, 2014 6:00 PM

    Monthly Meetup & Social Dinner

    1 Urdu Lovers attending
  • Thursday, January 29, 2015 6:00 PM

    Monthly Meetup & Social Dinner

    1 Urdu Lovers attending
  • Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:00 PM

    Monthly Meetup & Social Dinner

    1 Urdu Lovers attending
  • Thursday, March 26, 2015 6:00 PM

    Monthly Meetup & Social Dinner

    1 Urdu Lovers attending
  • Thursday, April 30, 2015 6:00 PM

    Monthly Meetup & Social Dinner

    1 Urdu Lovers attending
  • Thursday, May 28, 2015 6:00 PM

    Monthly Meetup & Social Dinner

    1 Urdu Lovers attending
  • Thursday, June 25, 2015 6:00 PM

    Monthly Meetup & Social Dinner

    1 Urdu Lovers attending
  • Thursday, July 30, 2015 6:00 PM

    Monthly Meetup & Social Dinner

    1 Urdu Lovers attending
  • Thursday, August 27, 2015 6:00 PM

    Monthly Meetup & Social Dinner

    1 Urdu Lovers attending
  • Thursday, September 24, 2015 6:00 PM

    Monthly Meetup & Social Dinner

    1 Urdu Lovers attending
  • Thursday, October 29, 2015 6:00 PM

    Monthly Meetup & Social Dinner

    1 Urdu Lovers attending
 
Founded Jun 27, 2011

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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