Remembering Partition: free public event

Victoria Square, Birmingham City-Centre

Join our free public event on Thurs 9 November 2017 at midday in Victoria Square, Birmingham City-Centre.

As part of its latest heritage project, The Partition Trail, Sampad will be hosting a short public event called Remembering Partition on Thursday 9 November 2017 at midday in Victoria Square, Birmingham City-Centre.

Activities at Remembering Partition will include a movement and dance performance produced by students from Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA), choreographed by international dance artist, Manuela Benini, with music composed by Archita Kumar.

At the end of the event,  members of the public will be invited to contribute to the creation of the specially commissioned rangoli designed by Swastika Chaudhuri. Originating from the Indian sub-continent, rangoli is a decorative artform  in which patterns are created on the floor or ground using materials such as coloured rice, dry flour, coloured sand or flower petals.

The event will include school groups who have been taking part in the Partition Trail workshops with acclaimed Birmingham-based theatre company, Stan’s Cafe. The workshops have allowed pupils to find out more about the Partition of India in 1947 – one of the most momentous events in modern history – to understand how and why it happened and to discuss and think about some of the themes around Partition that continue to be relevant in today’s world.

The Remembering Partition event is free and will last for approximately 45 minutes. Everyone is welcome to come along.

You can see further information about The Partition Trail here. Produced by Sampad in partnership with Birmingham Museums Trust. Supported by the National Lottery through Heritage Lottery Fund and by The Radcliffe Trust, Grimmitt Trust and Limoges Trust.

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