A special preview evening for the launch of two exhibitions examining the cultural heritage of south Asia and Asians in Bradford:
- Shalwar Kameez photography exhibition by Womenzone
- Cultural Connections exhibition by Oriental Arts
*Please note that Mr Ilango's 'Odissi Series' exhibition will no longer be showing at Kala Sangam Arts Centre this season, but is now scheduled instead for May 2013.
Shalwar Kameez is a traditional dress worn by both women and men in south and central Asia. This exhibition, part of a heritage project by Bradford Womenzone, captures memories of elderly women who arrived from the south Asian subcontinent in the early 1950s to Bradford and ended up working as seamstresses.
The project will explore the history of the garments as they have changed in time by taking on western and global fashion trends and its development within the textile industry in the UK from the early 1950s to the present day.
If you would like to share your story for the exhibition, please contact Mandeep Samra, Heritage Project Coordinator at Womenzone, by phone on (01274) 665 270 or by email on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Funded by Heritage Lottey Fund.
Photo: Suriya Pervaiz, Butt Studio in Pakistan 1977, Shalwar Kameez project
Oriental Arts presents an exhibition of photographs and musical instruments capturing the rich history and cultural traditions of south Asian music and dance and its impact on Bradford’s history. Working with Bradford’s older generation of South Asian immigrants from the 1950s to the present day, this Oriental Arts has put together this exhibition as part of a community heritage project.
Photo:Global Food & Lord Mayor's Parade, Cultural Connections project
More information about all these exhibitions is available on the Kala Sangam website:
Light refreshments will be available on the night.
This is a free event and tickets aren't essential. However, if you book a ticket, it will help us to plan for numbers - thank you.
The exhibitions will be open to the public 9.30am-5.30pm Mon - Fri & 9.30am-1pm on Sat from Friday 16th November until January 2013.
When & Where
Kala Sangam is a national South Asian arts organisation, based at St Peter's House in Bradford.
For more information, visit: