Start date: 14 May 2016
End date: 14 May 2016
Time: 7 pm
Venue: Foyer and Ganges Hall, The Kala Sangam Arts Centre, Bradford, BD1 4TY
Venue address: Foyer and Ganges Hall, The Kala Sangam Arts Centre, Bradford, BD1 4TY
Box office: http://tickets.kalasangam.org/
Exhibition Launch / Book Launch / Talk
Kala Sangam welcomes the great festival of Baisakhi with the sounds of the Dhol by the energetic Punjabi Roots Academy followed by ‘Bhangra Renaissance’, a stunning art and photographic exhibition exploring the story of the Indian harvest celebration which has inspired a global dance and music scene. This work curated by Hardeep Singh Sahota includes superb photography by Tim Smith, art by Sara Rizvi and artist and illustrator Zara Hussain. This will be followed by an illuminating talk on ‘Textiles of Punjab’ by Dr. Nima Poovaya-Smith, the Director of Alchemy Anew.
This evening they are also delighted to present the book launch ‘ The Future of UK Sikhs – a Bradford City Story’ which presents a futuristic view of the Sikh community. The author, Dr Ramindar Singh, an established writer and a respected member of the Sikh community aims to generate some discussion within the community, its institutions and their leadership about how best to meet the new challenges that meet the younger generation.
Ramindar Singh will be present to sign copies of the book and also have a discussion with the audience.