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Ugandan Asians – A Living History


Oct 23, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022


Migration Museum,
Migration Museum, Lewisham Shopping Centre,
London SE13 7HB


Sunday 23 October 2022
Free – book via Eventbrite

This year marks 50 years since Idi Amin ordered the expulsion of Asians from Uganda. Over 60,000 Ugandan Asians were forced to leave, and around 27,000 with British passports came to the UK.

Join us to commemorate the anniversary of the Ugandan Asian expulsion and and share your experiences at the Migration Museum.

Activities include author readings, dance performance by Sujata Banerjee, live storytelling about the impact of the expulsion on Ugandan Asian families living in Britain today, film screening, food and art activities for all ages. We will also have opportunities for visitors to share and record their own personal stories.

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Activities will be taking place throughout the museum during the course of the day. All activities are free and open to all.

11:30 – 11:45
Dance performance by Showmi Das from Sujata Bannerjee Dance Company
Outside the Migration Museum in Central Square (in front of the Berlin Wall artwork)  

12:00 – 12:15
Storytelling session
Corner Shop
Hear people’s stories about the expulsion and lives in Britain and share your story.

12:30 – 13:15
Spoken word poetry, author readings and panel discussion
Event and education space
With Sejal Sachdev, Sejal Majithia-Jaswal, Bina Briggs Bharti Dhir, Urmila Patel and Max Russel. Facilitated by Dolar Vasani.

13:30, 14:30 & 15:30
Storytelling session
Corner Shop
Hear people’s stories about the expulsion and lives in Britain and share your story.

14:00 & 15:00
Event and education space
Join Showmi Das for garba dancing sessions


All Day (11am–4pm)
Exhibition by Ugandan Asians – A living history
Event and education space

Film screenings
Event and education space
Watch short films from Inspirate and RIFCO Theatre Company. Snacks and chai will be served.

Diwali diya and rangoli painting
Art activities for all ages – all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Henna hand painting
Have your hand painted with traditional henna designs.

Meet the Authors
Outside the Barber Shop
Have a chat with Bina Briggs, Bharti Dhir and Urmila Patel. Books available for purchase.

Record your story
Listening Booths area
With the oral history project From East to West: The History of Ugandan Asians


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