Tuesday, 9 October 2012


This article appears in today's Leicester Mercury:
Reception as exhibition ends
A reception has been held to mark the end of an exhibition commemorating the 40th anniversary of the expulsion of Asians from Uganda.
The show, From Kampala to Leicester, began at New Walk Museum in July.
It told the story of Leicester's Ugandan Asian community from1972 to the present day and how the 10,000-strong community which settled in the city has influenced its development.
The exhibition, which was extended by a week because of its popularity, featured films, personal testimonies and rare artefacts borrowed from Leicester's Ugandan Asian community.
Belgrave Business Association hosted a reception at the museum on Friday for 60 guests, including Leicester East MP Keith Vaz and city mayor Sir Peter Soulsby.
The association's chairman, Dharmesh Lakhani, said: "The influx of the Asian community has played a major part in Leicester as we see it today.
"It was important to recognise the part the community has played in Leicester's history, reflected in the exhibition put on by the museum."

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