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India’s Gateway: Gujarat, Mumbai and Britain

18th February – 15th July 2017

Wednesday – Saturday

12 – 4.45pm

India’s Gateway: Gujarat, Mumbai and Britain

During the UK Year of India in 2017, Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery hosts touring exhibition India’s Gateway: Gujarat, Mumbai & Britain. India’s Gateway is a temporary exhibition with family friendly activities that traces the history of Gujarat and Mumbai as age-old centres of trade and migration, focusing on their remarkable links with Britain.

Premji Hari Manvar, Weaver. Photo by Tim Smith.

Premji Hari Manvar, Weaver. Photo by Tim Smith.

Featuring photographs by Tim Smith and an installation by Indian filmmakers Amit Madheshiya and Shirley Abraham, the exhibition weaves history together with words and images to explore the lives and experiences of Gujarati communities today.

 

The promenade at Dwarka Britain. Photo by Tim Smith.

The promenade at Dwarka Britain. Photo by Tim Smith.

India’s Gateway is organised by Oriental Arts and Tim Smith and is funded by Arts Council England.

 

 

 

 

 

The exhibition has an accompanying events programme please click on each below for further information:

India’s Gateway: Launch Event, Saturday 18th Feb 2017, 1 – 3:30pm FREE, All Welcome

Printing Workshop with Julia Swarbrick, Saturday 4th March 2017, 1-4pm FREE, Over 16’s, Booking Essential

Cotton Connections Lunchtime Talk, Friday 10th March 2017, 12 – 12:45pm FREE, All Welcome

Photography Skills Workshop, Friday 7th April, 2-4.30pm FREE, Booking Essential

East India Company History Talk with Professor Tony Webster, Thursday 20thApril 2017, 2:30 – 3:30pm FREE, All Welcome, Booking Essential

Family Museum – Sharing Stories, Saturday 6th May, 1 – 3pm FREE, All Welcome

India’s Gateway Curator Talk with Tim Smith, Thursday 15th June 2017, 5:30 – 6:45pm FREE, Booking Essential

Refugee Week Celebration Day, Saturday 24th June 2017, 1 -4pm FREE, All Welcome

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