Rebuilding Lives: 50 Years of Ugandan Asians in Leicester

Exhibition
07 July - 23 December 2022

Free

Description

An exhibition 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.


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

Ugandan Asian Tastes and Smells
Date to be confirmed
Explore the exhibition with family and friends, and try some traditional Ugandan Asian foods


Exhibition News:


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Preparations underway for spectacular Uganda 50 exhibition

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