Tuesday, 21 February 2012


Last week, I posted an article lifted from the Leicester Mercury about a forthcoming exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of the expulsion of the Asian community from Uganda. This morning, I found out some more information about this on the website for New Walk Museum and ArtGallery.
40 years: The Ugandan Asian Story
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester
14th July - 30th September 2012 
Leicester Arts & Museums are planning an exhibition at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery to mark the 40th anniversary of the expulsion of Ugandan Asians, and for some of them, a subsequent move to Leicester.
The exhibition will focus on the 40 years since the expulsion and the impact the Ugandan Asian community has had on Leicester and the way the community has adapted to life in the UK.
As part of the development of the exhibition we are looking to work with the Ugandan Asian community to record memorable stories by interviewing people, scanning photographs and recording objects. We are particularly interested in memories and objects from the early years of moving to and living in Leicester.
Please come along to our event day in March to share your memories and stories as well as to learn more about the events that unfolded over 90 days in 1972.
40 years: The Ugandan Asian Story - Event Day
Saturday 10th March 2012, 11.00am - 4.00pm
Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre, Rothley Street, LE4 6LF
If you would like to find out more about the exhibition or event day please contact: Philip French on 0116 225 4980 / philip.french@leicester.gov.uk

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