To form the basis of a travelling exhibition at various art galleries around the UK, beginning at The University of Leicester.
– A photographic series about Asian Women across generations.
– 5 short films covering individual personal stories.
– A sculptural installation using fabric, mixed media, objects and archival material.
to deliver workshops in:
Art – Women from Leicester’s British South Asian community will be encouraged to participate in a series of creative workshops with a focus on self-expression, communication and collaboration. The aims of the workshops are to encourage self-presentation and dialogue between the participants to foster better understanding between disparate groups (religious, age, sex, caste and class) and encourage new relationships and friendships to be formed across communities. Asian women will be invited to share their experiences and collaborate with non-Asian women (and men) and the wider public.
Cooking – British South Asian women to share cooking skills. These sessions will be open to the public and there will be a chance for participants to cook, taste and share recipes and ideas for British-Asian fusion food. Participants will be able to learn and develop essential life skills and build/gain confidence in their own abilities. This will also present opportunities for the community to discuss cultural differences and adopt each other’s culinary techniques.
Members of the Leicester Migration Network will host Kajal at a seminar discussion exploring the contribution of artistic representation to public and scholarly understanding of Asian communities in the UK. A film will be screened at this event.
Photo-book – A handmade book will be produced with a view to finding a publisher or self publishing.
Cookbook -The most innovative recipes created from the cooking workshops will be published into a professionally designed keepsake book, which will be made available to the public.