Experience a unique online sharing of two works filmed within Manchester Museum, ‘I Should Have Held You Tighter When We Last Met’ and ‘Healing’, alongside a Q&A with collaborators and South Asia Gallery Collective members Balraj Samrai and Farah Ahmad Khan.
Based on recorded interviews, research and fusions of traditional South Asian percussion, spoken word and contemporary electronic production, these collaborative pieces share the numerous perspectives at two critical points of the Covid pandemic and its impact on communities of colour.
This discussion will explore their contrasting attitudes and processes of research and collaboration, followed by an open reflection of what the future might hold for artists and communities of colour as we begin to move out of lockdown restrictions. Co-hosted by Our Shared Cultural Heritage members Urussa Malik and Tarrine Khanom.
Free, Ages 16+, Online via Zoom
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This event is part of South Asian Heritage Month, a celebration of South Asian Heritage in the UK and an annual event to raise the profile of British South Asian heritage and history in the UK through education, arts, culture and commemoration.
South Asian Heritage Month is about reclaiming the history and identity of British South Asians. People need to be able to tell their own stories, and this is an opportunity to show what it means to be South Asian in the 21st century, as well as look to the past to see how Britain became the diverse country it is today.
South Asian influences can be found everywhere in Britain, from food and clothes to music and even our words. The streets of our towns and cities are rich with the colours, sights and sounds of proud South Asian identity. Its culture permeates all parts of British life and adds to the diversity of the nation.