Tag: Year of South Asian Culture

Library of Birmingham hosts Lok Virsa festival

By on 18/08/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A colourful one-day arts festival celebrating South Asian heritage is being staged at the Library of Birmingham next week. Lok Virsa – Beyond Borders will feature free performances and workshops as part of a family day – linked to the Connecting Stories exhibition currently on display – at the Library of Birmingham on Saturday, 26 […]

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Birmingham marks 70 years of Indian and Pakistan independence

By on 14/08/2017 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

A series of events are taking place across Birmingham this week to mark the 70th anniversary of India’s and Pakistan’s independence. Both countries became independent of British rule in 1947, an event which is celebrated every year by Pakistan on 14 August and India on 15 August. These events began with Cllr Carl Rice, Deputy Lord […]

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Connecting Stories opens tomorrow at Library of Birmingham

By on 14/07/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

The Library of Birmingham and the British Library are delighted to announce that Connecting Stories: Our British Asian Heritage, opens tomorrow (Saturday 15 July). This exhibition and community project celebrates the important role South Asian culture has played in forming Britain and Birmingham’s history and identity. The archive material in the exhibition will focus on the […]

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Library of Birmingham & British Library win lottery grant for South Asian project

The Library of Birmingham and the British Library win Heritage Lottery Fund support to stage a major exhibition and public programme celebrating South Asian culture. Today (23 January 2017), the Library of Birmingham and the British Library have received £91,700 of National Lottery funding to present Documenting Histories, a partnership project celebrating the important role […]

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