ASHT Heritage Shared Month Sep 4th - 28th
This weeks events
Thursday 8th September, Newcastle Central Library
'Through his own eyes' - An eye witness account of Sikh History
Newcastle born Anglican missionary and contemporary of Gandhi, Rev C.F Andrews, described as the "conscience of the British Raj", witnessed some of the most significant defining moments of India's campaign for independence. This lecture illustrates the life of a remarkable man who recognised and acclaimed the true nature of the Sikhs and their role in that epic struggle.
Booking essential call 0191 2774100 or email [email protected]
In association with Newcastle City Council & Heritage Open Days
Supported by Sri Guru Singh Sabha Newcastle and North East Gurdwara Council
Saturday 10th September, Wallace Collection London
Swords and Shields: The World of Sikh Warriors
A drop-in family workshop giving participants the opportunity to celebrate Heritage Shared Month at the Wallace Collection and examine such objects as the sword of Maharajah Ranjit Singh. During the day participants will be able to take a trail of Sikh treasures and join artist Amber Khokhar to turn the exquisite patterns of the ancient craftsmen into their own work to take home.
Sunday 11th September, New Walk Museum, Leicester
The Battle of Saragarhi 1897
Fought in the barren and hostile terrain of the North West frontier on 12th September 1897, the battle of Saragarhi, in which 21 Sikh soldiers valiantly fought and died defending their post against insurmountable odds, is alarmingly neglected in the pages of modern history. In doing so they upheld the very traditions of bravery and sacrifice which have made the Sikh regiment the highest decorated of the Commonwealth.
This illustrated talk will recount the Battle and forms part of ASHT's national campaign 'Saragarhi: Tradition Never Dies' which was launched in September 2010 to highlight this 'hidden' history.
Booking essential email [email protected] or call 0845 600 1893