Manchester Museum - South Asian Heritage Month at Whitworth Art Gallery

Fri Jul 22 2022 at 06:00 pm to Sat Jul 23 2022 at 04:00 pm

The Whitworth | Manchester

Manchester Museum
Publisher/HostManchester Museum
Manchester Museum - South Asian Heritage Month at Whitworth Art Gallery A two day festival at the Whitworth Art Gallery for South Asian Heritage month 2022 featuring film, music, workshops and more.
About this Event

* All tickets for individual events have to be booked via their specific links below

Friday 22nd July: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

An private screening of the Singh Twins' film, "Jallianwala: Repression & Retribution" - followed by an in conversation with the award winning artists and Dr Deana Heath, author of "Colonial Terror: Torture and State Violence in Colonial India"

Saturday 23rd July: 10am – 4pm

A tribute to and celebration of Bengali folk music that has shaped the cultural identity of Bengali communities both in South Asia and the diaspora, including the UK. In a series of musical and dance performances, embedded in narration and contextualisation, this one hour event will provide a rich showcase of Bengali musical traditions that are still critical in shaping Bangladeshi heritage in the region and the wider world. There will be an additional screening of a short film, called ‘Our Songs’, featuring an intergenerational dialogue on Bangla folk music.

Meet some of the team behind the Manchester Museum’s groundbreaking South Asia Gallery, which will open to the public in 2023. This panel discussion led by South Asia Gallery curator, Nusrat Ahmed, will give an insight in top the gallery, its development, vision and goals. The first UK gallery of it’s size to be community co-curated, this will be unique opportunity to learn more about the process, with panel members sharing their experiences of co-curation, good practice and learning.

A two-hour session with tutor Anita Sethi, award-winning author of I Belong Here: a Journey Along the Backbone of Britain. We'll explore themes of writing, journeying - both geographical and emotional journeys - and how writing can bring a sense of belonging. A workshop filled with practical tools and tips, in which you have time and space to work on writing exercises and share and develop your voice.

Join OSCH (Our Shared Cultural Heritage) for a poetry workshop exploring taboos and untouched topics within South Asian Culture and Community. A safe space to discuss and creatively respond to prompts such as mental health, sex, periods & more.

Event Venue

The Whitworth, Oxford Road, Manchester, United Kingdom


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