Camden celebrates South Asian Heritage Month
Today (Tues 18 July), marks the start of South Asian Heritage Month and Camden is celebrating with a series of events to showcase the traditions, arts, and contributions of the borough’s South Asian communities.
South Asian Heritage Month, running from 18 July to 17 August, is an opportunity to honour, recognise and celebrate the rich history of South Asia.
To celebrate, the Council is hosting a range of free events and activities to showcase the vibrant traditions, arts, food, and contributions of the South Asian community in Camden and bring communities across the borough together to learn more about the borough’s rich diversity.
Events include an evening of South Asian Poetry and live music, a dance festival, a day of celebrating South Asian cinema and a whole host of events at Camden libraries.
South Asian Heritage Month gives us the opportunity to celebrate, honour and recognise the rich history and culture within the diverse South Asian community we have in Camden. South Asians have enriched British culture through their dance, music, food and films, and this month gives us the chance to share these stories and learn more about South Asian culture.
I hope residents from across Camden will come together to celebrate the invaluable contributions of the South Asian community – it’s set to be a fantastic month of festivals and celebrations with something for everyone to enjoy.
List of events during South Asian Heritage Month:
- Daytimers Mehfil: An Evening of South Asian Poetry on Thursday 27 July, 6.45pm to 11pm at Conway Hall, WC1R 4RL.
- Regent’s Roots Festival featuring Akademi on Saturday 29 July, 12pm to 6pm on Drummond Street, NW1 2PB and Stanhope Street, NW1 3LD. Regent's Roots is co-produced by ODAC and Fitzrovia Youth in Action alongside Camden.
- Rituals & Ruptures – a selection of South Asian films and Q&A on Sunday 30 July, 11am to 8pm at P21 Gallery, Charlton Street, NW1 1JD.
- Library events taking place between 25 July to 16 August.
For more information on the events, please head to lovecamden.org