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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

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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.


 

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