Collage Arts

Far from the Western Front

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A WW1 heritage project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, led by Asian Centre in partnership with Collage Arts and others.

Using as a starting point the eleven Indian Army soldiers who were awarded the Victoria Cross the project will look at the stories behind these and other medals won by the Indian Corps – over 13,000 awarded for gallantry – allowing for a journey beyond the medals from the Western Front to the largely forgotten frontiers of Mesopotamia, Persia, the North-West Frontier, East Africa, East Asia (China & Singapore).

The project will deliver a series of community events, workshops, volunteer opportunities, and research days to engage and introduce individuals and groups to original records and material and to debate and record the impact of WW1 on the Asian community in intergenerational and cross-community sessions.

To find out more visit our website: www.southasiansoldiers.org.uk

 

PRIVATE VIEW: Thursday 8th December from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Karamel Gallery, Coburg Road, London, N22 6UJ
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If you can’t make the private view, then please do come along to see it at another time. We will be exhibiting in the Karamel Gallery from 26 November 2016 – 15 January 2017. Open from 11am daily with free admission.

 

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