City Sikhs Network Tour of UKPHA Exhibition
Thursday, 14 August 2014 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The exhibition itself is the centrepiece of SOAS’s own centenary commemorations and will also serve as a ‘recruiting sergeant’ for UKPHA’s community-driven effort to create new history, as the public will be encouraged to sign up as Citizen Historians.
The story of Sikhs in WWI will be told through original artefacts including unpublished photographs and drawings, newspapers and comics, postcards, stunning works of art, uniforms, gallantry medals, and folk songs sung by the wives left at home.
It will also feature a unique album of X-Rays of wounded Indian soldiers’ injuries generously lent by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection.
It offers a unique opportunity to learn about this largely unknown aspect of the war and will also feature:
- a cinema zone featuring rare archive film footage including of the first Sikh fighter pilot
- sound recordings of Sikh POWs captured on the Western Front
- an interactive kids’ educational zone and commemorative wall
- a pre-story section on the Sikh warrior tradition including original artefacts from the days of the Sikh Empire
Tour of the exhibition
Short talk from UKPHA team member
When & Where
City Sikhs Network
City Sikhs Network is an organisation run by Sikh professionals to create positive change within Society and to help create a more connected world.
We have over 6,000 members throughout the UK and we are based on universal Sikh values such as equality, tolerance, social integration and community cohesion. The majority of our members are Sikh professionals from the second, third and fourth generation British Sikh community. We are primarily based in the London, the South East and the Midlands and our events are open to everyone.
Our Directors have represented the City Sikhs Network and spoken on issues regarding British Sikhs on the following mainstream British media in the past 12 months: BBC1, BBC World News, BBC Asian Network, local BBC Radio, BBC Radio 2, Al Jazeera, Channel 4, Huffington Post.