The Sampad Story

Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B12 9QH

This 20th anniversary exhibition takes you on a journey of south asian arts in Birmingham since 1990.

This 20th anniversary exhibition takes you on a journey of south asian arts in Birmingham since 1990, told through the eyes of the artists, audiences and communities that sampad has worked with.

Come and find out how from humble beginnings from its home at mac, sampad has transformed an annual festival into a year round programme. From large scale productions to intimate poetry sessions and participatory activities, sampad has been instrumental in developing and showcasing a wealth of south asian arts from the UK and abroad.

Running through sampad’s work is a strong connection to history, and some of the great south Asian thinkers, philosophers, artists and playwrights such as Tagore, Kabir and Kalidasa, as well as contemporary creators and visionaries of the last two decades.

You will see the many people and organisations that have helped to shape the past 20 years to create a deeper, richer experience of south asian arts for all.

The exhibition is accompanied by The sampad story: A twenty year retrospective edited by Tasawar Bashir. Looking back over the company’s groundbreaking work, this insightful book will capture the struggle, the moments of joy and the spiritual journey that has contributed to shifting the British arts scene. Books are £4.99, available from mac or online here

This 20th anniversary exhibition takes you on a journey of south asian arts in Birmingham since 1990, told through the eyes of the artists, audiences and communities that sampad has worked with.

Come and find out how from humble beginnings from its home at mac, sampad has transformed an annual festival into a year round programme. From large scale productions to intimate poetry sessions and participatory activities, sampad has been instrumental in developing and showcasing a wealth of south asian arts from the UK and abroad.

Running through sampad’s work is a strong connection to history, and some of the great south Asian thinkers, philosophers, artists and playwrights such as Tagore, Kabir and Kalidasa, as well as contemporary creators and visionaries of the last two decades.

You will see the many people and organisations that have helped to shape the past 20 years to create a deeper, richer experience of south asian arts for all.

The exhibition is accompanied by The sampad story: A twenty year retrospective edited by Tasawar Bashir. Looking back over the company’s groundbreaking work, this insightful book will capture the struggle, the moments of joy and the spiritual journey that has contributed to shifting the British arts scene. Books are £4.99, available from mac or online here

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