British Ugandan Asians at 50
Highlighting the experience of British Ugandan Asians in and after 1972, and the many volunteers who helped them.
These events have already taken place, and we have been very pleased with attendance and feedback. You can find photos in our Photo Gallery HERE.
17 April – 13 May 2023
Manchester Central Library
Touring exhibition to be on display at the Manchester Central Library, Manchester Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester, M2 5PD.
5 March – 29 March 2023
Touring exhibition to be on display at the Exeter Library, Castle St, Exeter, Devon EX4 3PQ
Opening times vary
Also featuring painting workshop by Ugandan Asian artist and BUA50 interviewee Harshinder Sirah
12 January – 25 March 2023
National Railway Museum
Touring exhibition to be on display at the National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ
21-26 November 2022
Touring exhibition, National Archives, Kew, London
Touring exhibition to be on display at the National Archives, Kew, London. A selection of official papers from the Archives will also be shown.
17 November 2022 – 24 February 2023
Touring Exhibition, Brent Civic Centre
Touring exhibition on display at Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley Park, Wembley HA9 0F
Other 2023 venues to be announced.
3.45pm – 16 November 2022
Panel Discussion, Online (Zoom)
Panel discussion (via Zoom) as part of ‘Beyond Resettlement: Exploring the History of the Ugandan Asian Community in Exile’ conference led by Carleton University, Canada.
Link to follow.
15 – 29 October 2022
Touring Exhibition, Devon
Touring Exhibition on display in the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Elmfield House, Dowell St,
Honiton EX14 1LX
Tel: 01404 45006 web: www.thelmahulbert.com
Also featuring painting workshop by Ugandan Asian artist and BUA50 interviewee Harshinder Sirah on 19th October
7 – 13 October 2022
Touring Exhibition, Tywyn, North Wales
Touring exhibition on display, with a particular emphasis on the Tonfanau camp, at Tywyn Library, Neptune Road, Tywin, North Wales.
Tel: 01654 710 1104
3 – 9 October 2022
Touring Exhibition, Luton Hindu Temple and Community Centre
Touring Exhibition on display in Luton Hindu Temple and Community Centre, Lewsey Farm, Hereford Rd, Luton LU4 0PS
Tel: 01582 663 414 web: www.hindumandir-luton.org
26 – 29 September 2022
Touring Exhibition, Husaini Islamic Centre
Touring exhibition on display at Husaini Islamic Centre, 8 Burton St, PE1 5HD.
Phone: 01733 568592
24 – 25 September 2022
Touring Exhibition, Wickhambrook Memorial Hall
Touring exhibition on display at Wickhambrook Memorial Hall, Suffolk, with a particular emphasis on the Stradishall camp.
Phone: 01440 820631 Email: email@example.com
23 August – 7 September 2022
BUA50 Touring Exhibition, Croydon Central Library
Opening venue: Croydon Central Library, Katharine St, CR9 1ET
Tel: 0207 884 5140 web: firstname.lastname@example.org
11 July – 20 August 2022
BUA50 Touring Exhibition, Curve Theatre, Leicester
Opening venue: Mezzanine floor, Curve Theatre, Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB.
Now until 20 August 2022
Narratives of Refugee Memories exhibition
BUA50 materials are included in the Narratives of Refugee Memories exhibition in the Wolfson Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies. Thornhaugh St, London WC1H 0XG (nearest Underground station is Russell Square).
5.30pm – 4 August 2022
Panel discussion, Curve Theatre, Leicester
As part of South Asian Heritage Month (and to coincide with Idi Amin’s announcement that the Ugandans would have to leave), the Curve is hosting a panel discussion entitled ‘Finding Home: The Ugandan Exodus, 50 Years On – A discussion’. This will feature Sir Peter Soulsby, Manzoor Moghal MBE, Jasvir Singh (SAHM) and Chandni Mistry (Curve), and will be hosted by Rajiv Popat (ITV Midlands).
To book a ticket for the Curve’s evening performance of a play about the Ugandan Asian experience (part of its Finding Home programme), click on the link below. This will also give you free entry to the panel discussion and exhibition.
5.30pm – 20 June 2022
Panel discussion, Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies – Thornhaugh St, London WC1H 0XG
BUA50 team members Alan Critchley, Paresh Solanki and Bhasker Solanki will discuss the Ugandan Asian experience as part of a conference on the Narratives of Refugee Memories. Highlights of our video interviews will be shown. To be followed by a keynote speech from Ugandan Exodus expert Professor Michael Molloy, Carleton University, Canada.