loading...

Dance Department to showcase Southall’s Cultural Past

Dr Ann David, Head of Dance is showcasing a new research project on the cultural history of Southall this Saturday, 7th September 2013, at the Centre for Creative Collaboration in Central London. 

Posted: 2 September 2013

image for news story Dance Department to showcase Southall’s Cultural Past
Channi Singh and Alaap. Photo by Ammy Phull.

Dr Ann David, Head of the Dance Department here at the University of Roehampton,  is showcasing a new research project on the cultural history of Southall with Dr Jerri Daboo of the University of Essex, this Saturday, 7th September 2013, at the Centre for Creative Collaboration in Central London.

 

'A Cultural History of Southall', funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, investigates the range of performance and art forms in relation to political events and social organisations in Southall over the past forty years. The research looks at performance and art forms such as bhangra, giddha, gatka, music, film and photography.

 

Among the events taking place at the symposium will be:

 

  • Presentations from academic project leads: Dr Jerri Daboo, University of Exeter, Dr Ann R David, University of Roehampton and researcher Dr Sukhwant Dhaliwal.
  • Contributions from the project consultants, musician and composer Kuljit Bhamra, filmmaker Shakila Mann, and photographer Ammy Phull.
  • Guest academic speaker
  • Open discussion on issues emerging from the research around Southall culture and identity.


Staff and students are welcome to attend the Asian Performing Arts Forum event 

When: Saturday 7th September
Where: Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NG.

Time: 1.30pm – 6pm, followed by drinks and snacks.


Booking: Tickets are free but places are limited. Click here for tickets.


 

Latest news

Do antidepressants work? Dr James Davies' discusses new findings on BBC's Newsnight

New research into antidepressants has generated much excitement in the media and the psychiatric community. The study has been described as 'finally putting to bed the controversy on antidepressants'. However, Roehampton's Dr James Davies suggests it may not be that simple.

Matt Henry MBE gives keynote at RSU LGBTQ+ Conference

Roehampton Alumnus, Matt Henry is an Olivier Award winning actor for his role in Kinky Boots and has just been awarded an MBE as part of the Queen’s New Year’s Honour List for services to theatre and arts.

Students Represent the University at British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) National Championships

Students from the University of Roehampton competed at the BUCS national championships in badminton, judo and tennis over the long weekend of 16-18 February