Manchester Museum, part of The University of Manchester, will be holding a South Asia Big Saturday on Sept. 24….reports Asian Lite News
South Asia Big Saturday at Manchester Museum is part of a series of public consultation events the Museum will be holding leading up to the development of the museum’s partnership South Asia Gallery with The British Museum in 2020 and Courtyard Project funded by Heritage Lottery Fund.
Throughout the day there will be South Asian arts, music, theatre and food. It will be an opportunity to discover more about the ancient civilizations of South Asia as well as experience contemporary art forms.
Come along and try Bhangracise, the latest dance craze that uses bhangra as a get fit activity. Find out more about the ancient civilisations from South Asia through an arts workshop with Zareena Bano exploring the Indus scripts through to contemporary calligraphy. Explore Bharatanatyam; an expressive dance form used for storytelling presented by arts organisation Kala Sangham. Try your hand at designing your own henna patterns or even take part in a South Asian literature workshop in the afternoon. Amongst all of the activity you can check out our rickshaw, hear music and try some delicious South Asian street food.
Manchester Museum, part of The University of Manchester, first opened in 1890. It is the UK’s largest university museum with a collection of about 4.5 million items from every continent. Its combination of the academic and the popular is what makes the museum so distinctive and lies at the heart of its widespread appeal. The Museum’s vision is to promote understanding between cultures and work towards developing a sustainable world. In 2015, visitor numbers exceeded 450,000 for the first time in its history, reflecting an institution which has become a leading visitor attraction. Each year, Manchester Museum provides an exciting schools programme to approximately 30,000 children and delivers pioneering family programmes and adult learning opportunities to more than 95,000 people of all ages and backgrounds. www.manchester.ac.uk/museum @mcrmuseum
Big Saturday: South Asia takes place on Saturday 24 September, 11am – 4pm.