Thursday, 8 March 2012


This article appears in today's Leicester Mercury:
Refugees of Uganda get to tell stories
Curators of a museum exhibition are inviting Leicester's Ugandan Asian community to share their memories at an event this Saturday.
The exhibition, planned for New Walk Museum later this year, will mark the 40th anniversary of the expulsion of Asian people from Uganda and, for some of them, their move to Leicester.
Using archive materials and oral histories, it will look at how Ugandan Asians adapted to life in the UK and how the community has influenced the city over the last four decades.
Organisers are hoping people will attend an event at the Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre on Saturday to tell their tales.
Museum staff will be on hand to record interviews, scan photographs and gather other material that could feature in the 40 Years: The Ugandan Asian Story exhibition, which opens at New Walk Museum on July 14 and runs until September 30.
The event at the Rothley Street centre runs from 11am until 4pm. To find out more, or if you have an interesting story but cannot attend, call Philip French on 0116 225 4980.

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