Welcome

Welcome to the India’s Gateway website. Here you will find images, stories and information about the India’s Gateway exhibition. You can post your own stories and pictures on the site blog, find out more about the exhibition themes, and keep up to date with the show as it tours around the UK.

 

What is India’s Gateway?

India’s Gateway is a new exhibition which explores Gujarat as an age-old centre for trade and migration, and the lives, experiences and heritage of British Gujarati people today.

 

Where can I see the show?

India’s Gateway is now showing at the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester. Alongside 120 stunning photographs the show features Leicester Perspectives on Gujarat, with fascinating stories, objects, and artwork exploring the many different ways that people in Leicester connect with Gujarat and Mumbai. You can find out about people’s favourite Bollywood films, hear stories about what makes Gujarat special, and get a glimpse of Leicester Gujarati food in a specially-made recipe book. Khush Nubian, a Leicester artist, gives her personal perspective on the city of Vadodara. You can find out about the special events programme which accompanies the show in Leicester here.

You can see India’s Gateway in Leicester from 17 October 2014 to 21 February 2016. Between 2015 and 2017 India’s Gateway will tour to London, Leicester, Bradford, Batley, and Blackburn, starting at Brent in London in June 2015. You can find tour dates and venue details here.

 

How can I get involved?

As the show tours around the UK, people will be sharing their ideas, experiences and stories about life in Gujarat and life in Britain. You can add your stories to the project blog here. 

You can sign up for email updates or contact the team behind the show here.

 

India’s Gateway is produced by Tim Smith and Oriental Arts in Bradford, and funded by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund.

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