South Asian Heritage Month 2021 Events

This South Asian History Month we have a full programme of events from poetry workshops to film screenings and even the magic of maths.

All our events our online via Zoom, spaces are limited so book your free tickets at  www.mcrmuseum.eventbrite.com

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Monday 19th July

6pm / Online

Join us for Part One of our OSCH x Decolonise University of Manchester Radical Readers summer special, when we will be discussing Postcolonial Banter by Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan.

We will have a relaxed conversation, discussing themes from the poetry such as belonging, identity, faith and culture. An e-book can be accessed by University of Manchester students via their online library. We will share a Jamboard with some resources for all who register for the event.

Free, Ages 18+, Online via Zoom.
Spaces are limited, book in advance: www.mcrmuseum.eventbrite.com

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Monday 23rd July

6pm / Online

We bring you Part Two of our OSCH x Decolonise University of Manchester Radical Readers summer special discussing Postcolonial Banter. We will be joined by the author/poet, Suhayimah Manzoor-Khan for a book reading and Q&A discussion.

An e-book can be accessed by University of Manchester students via their online library. We will share a Jamboard with some resources for all who register for the event.

 

Free, Ages 18+, Online via Zoom.

Spaces are limited, book in advance: www.mcrmuseum.eventbrite.com

Wednesday 21 July

6pm / Online

Following on from our Whose Statues? Whose Stories? sessions for young people, join OSCH for a poetry workshop, hosted by one of our Young Collective members Amina Beg. Take part in free-writing activities inspired by prompts/poems relating to statues, history, decolonisation and heritage, and have the opportunity to share your work with the group at the end (optional) for feedback and discussions. 

 

Free, Ages 18 to 26 (16+ with parental/carer consent), Online via Zoom.

Spaces are limited, book in advance:  www.mcrmuseum.eventbrite.com

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Friday 13 August

10-10.45am, with option to continue for 15 minutes with harder working examples/ Online

Discover the magic of Vedic Maths where you will learn to do mental sums so fast, you’ll beat your parents! 

 

Vedic Maths is a unique study of mathematics and problem solving, developed in ancient India from one of the oldest books of knowledge. Join Professor Nawal Prinja to change the way we can think about numbers - learn quick and practical skills to solve long multiplication in your head, calculate change faster than a shop till and even beat your calculator!

 

Free, Ages 7+, Online via Zoom

Spaces are limited, book in advance: www.mcrmuseum.eventbrite.com

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Thursday 22 July

6pm / Online

Join our OSCH Collective at Manchester Museum and explore mixed heritage identities. This is a space to present, reflect, discuss and share perspectives on belongings and identities. We welcome all to come and join us to explore what it means to be mixed in the 21st Century. We aim to create an online exhibition around the conversations that come up in the session.

 

Free, Ages 18+, Online via Zoom

Book in advance: www.mcrmuseum.eventbrite.com

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Saturday 14 August

4-5pm / Online 

Experience a unique online sharing of two works filmed within Manchester Museum, ‘I Should Have Held You Tighter When We Last Met’ and ‘Healing’, alongside a Q&A with collaborators and South Asia Gallery Collective members Balraj Samrai and Farah Ahmad Khan.

Based on recorded interviews, research and fusions of traditional South Asian percussion, spoken word and contemporary electronic production, these collaborative pieces share the numerous perspectives at two critical points of the Covid pandemic and its impact on communities of colour. 

 

This discussion will explore their contrasting attitudes and processes of research and collaboration, followed by an open reflection of what the future might hold for artists and communities of colour as we begin to move out of lockdown restrictions. This discussion will be co-hosted by OSCH members Urussa Malik and Tarrine Khanom. 

 

Free, Ages 16+, Online via Zoom

Book in advance: www.mcrmuseum.eventbrite.com

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