Celebrating South Asian Heritage Month


The Cadbury Research Library is hosting a free online exhibition entitled Mughal Miniatures as part of South Asian Heritage Month.

The exhibition features art from the Mughals of India, a Muslim dynasty that ruled a large part of the Indian Subcontinent from 1526 to 1858.  

The awareness month, which runs from July 18 to August 17, recognises and celebrates the rich culture and history of of the Indian subcontinent. 

There’s already been a host of events and exhibitions around the West Midlands, with plenty more that you can still join. 

Birmingham Museums is hosting a special South Asian Taste of Handsworth Walking Tour on Saturday 12 August. 

From sweet shops to Desi Pubs, South Asian communities have had a huge impact on Handsworth. The special tour will explore highlights of this cuisine, ending with a tasting platter at the Soho Tavern. 

You can also join British-Indian dancer Shreya Vadnerkar, for an exciting, upbeat and welcoming dance workshop on Saturday 12 August. 

Specialising in Bharatanatyam and Bollywood dance, Shreya’s workshop is open to all ages and abilities focusing on beginner's level. 

Workshops are free, with no booking required, and will take place in Soho House visitor centre. 

Meanwhile, the Ikon Gallery is hosting a free event celebrating Birmingham as a city of migration, sanctuary and refuge. 

Launching on 17 August, The Migrant Festival features projects by three Birmingham photographers and includes artists’ talks, music events by Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham and a family workshop. 

Find out more about South Asian Heritage Month


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