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Annapurna Indian Dance: The Unknown Becomes Known

Start date: 6 Jul 2015

End date: 6 Jul 2015

Time: 7.00pm

Venue: Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough Mill, Halifax

Venue address: Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough, Dean Clough, Halifax, United Kingdom


Box office: 01422 365103

Join Annapurna Indian Dance for a free community evening celebrating the contribution of Indian soldiers from undivided India in support of the Brtish Empire during World War One. The Project aims to reveal this untold story of over million Indian soldiers which was the largest volunteer army raised in the history of the First World War. The project will visit schools, collages and communities across Yorkshire to share this amazing story.

The event will start with colourful and captivating Indian dances to pay homage to India’s forgotten soldiers. This will be followed by a lecture by our guest speaker Andrew Wrenn detailing the story of India’s contribution to the Great War which will be followed by a Q&A session.

Andrew Wrenn (co-author of a government report on ‘Teaching emotive and controversial history’) uncovers some of the facts – and some of the prejudices – from those times. His illustrated talk touches on why India’s pre-partition army fought in WWI and documents some of the experiences of the soldiers. He also explains why this was indeed a World War. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund