Rebuilding Lives: 50 Years of Ugandan Asians in Leicester

07 July 2022 - 16 April 2023



Marking the 50th anniversary of the arrival of thousands of Ugandan Asians in Leicester.

Rebuilding Lives: 50 Years of Ugandan Asians in Leicester

On the 4th August 1972, President Idi Amin of Uganda announced that all Ugandan Asians must leave the country within 90 days. Navrang Arts presents an exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary.

Over 60,000 Ugandan Asians were forced out. Around 27,000 with British passports came to the UK – 10,000 settled in Leicester. It is a story of families and community. Of re-building broken lives. And of giving back to the country that is now their home.

Discover life in Uganda before the expulsion, hear the stories of people fleeing the country and seeking refuge and explore the impact of their families have had on all aspects of the modern city of Leicester.

Produced by Navrang Arts, the exhibition is funded by National Heritage Lottery Fund.

Now open until Sunday 16th April 2023.

Free Exhibition Events:

Lunchtime Talks
One Friday every month up to December
Join guest speakers as they explore different aspects of the Ugandan Asians in Leicester story

Exhibition Guided Tours
Fortnightly Saturdays this summer
Join one of our expert volunteers on a guided tour of the gallery, each focusing on aspects of their connection to the exhibition.

Leaving Home!
Sunday 7th August, 12pm - 3pm
Free family friendly event exploring the stories of Ugandan Asian refugees

Diwali Delights
Saturday 8th October, 11am - 3pm
Free family fun with rangoli and toran making activities

Half Term Fun at the Haymarket Pop Up Museum
18th - 21st October, 10am - 3pm
Explore the travelling version of the Rebuilding Lives Exhibition, plus craft activities and storytelling

From Expulsion to Settlement: The Ugandan Asian Story
Saturday 29th October, 11am - 3pm
A collection of presentations by academics and community members exploring the Ugandan Asian experience.

Showcase: Charities Working in Uganda
Saturday 12th November, 11am - 3.30pm
Discover the fantastic work of charities working hard to create better conditions for Ugandan people.

Exhibition News:

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Preparations underway for spectacular Uganda 50 exhibition

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