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Sophia Duleep Singh event at Parliament

Essex Cultural Diversity Project  Celebrating the life and achievements of Sophia Duleep Singh Tuesday 27th November 2018 House of Commons, Parliament Square, London Essex Cultural Diversity Project organised a special Assembly celebrating the life and achievements of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh: Suffragette and women’s rights campaigner.The Event was facilitated by Sikh Historian Peter B...
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Sikh soldier statue in Smethwick honours WW1 dead

Sikh soldier statue in Smethwick honours WW1 dead A 10ft (3m) statue of a Sikh soldier has been unveiled at Sandwell, Birmingham to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One (WW1). The bronze work in Smethwick honours service personnel of the Sikh faith as well from the Indian subcontinent who fought for Britain during WW1 and other conflicts.The unveiling of The Lions of the Grea...
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Sophia Duleep Singh featured in new Suffragette Exhibition

Leicester City Council Staff (Museums/Events Teams) and Leicester City Councillors and the SMI. Alice Hawkins and the Votes For Women exhibition New Walk Museum and Art Gallery Leicester The Sikh Museum Initiative has been working with the Leicester Museums Service to shed more light on the contribution made by Princess Sophia Duleep Singh (1876 – 1948) to the Suffragette movement. We have c...
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Suffragette Relay Flag and the Story of Sophia Duleep Singh

Suffragette Relay Flag and the Story of Sophia Duleep Singh 23rd October 2018 Great turn out at Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara, Leicester where people came to hear more about the 100th anniversary of the Votes for Women. The Suffragette Flag which has toured throughout the UK reached the Sikh temple today. Tajinder Kaur introduced the session and Catherine Hallsworth (Festival and Events Team...
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Sikh Relics and artefacts in the UK lecture

Sikh Relics and artefacts in the UK lecture 18th September 2018 Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi On the 18th September head of the Sikh Museum Initiative-Gurinder Singh Mann gave a special lecture  on Sikh Relics and Artefacts in the UK at the prestigious Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan. The institute has undertaken great work on manuscripts, Sikh relics and preserving the works of Bhai V...
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Amandeep Kaur-Canvassing Sikh Art

Amandeep Kaur is an artist based in Birmingham  who undertakes unique canvas pieces covering themes of Gurbani to impressive visuals of Sikh symbols. Her work was featured in the  Contemporary Sikh Art exhibition in Leicester earlier this year and has been part of Art Sikh's list of promoted artists.  She was interviewed by Sikh scholar and head of the Sikh Museum Initiative Gurinder Singh Man...
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Anglo Sikh Virtual Museum demo wows audiences

Anglo Sikh Virtual Museum demonstration 17th August 2018 Jubilee Square Leicester The public witnessed the first demonstration of what the Anglo Sikh Virtual Museum will look like. The demonstration took place at Jubilee Square, Leicester as part of the open air cinema event organised by 'An Indian Summer' and sponsored by Sony TV. It was a great turn out where the public got to ...
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Sikh Relics and Artefacts lecture: 125th anniversary of the death of Duleep Singh

Sikh Relics and Artefacts: From the past to the technological future with Gurinder Singh Mann and Taranjit Singh *** Part of the Festival of Thetford & Punjab *** Taranjit Singh discussing how arrows can be 3d scanned. We present a lecture undertaken as part of the Essex Cultural Diversity Project organised Festival of Thetford & Punjab, marking the 125th anniversary of the death of D...
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Sikh Women in history: Sikh Empire to Suffragettes-Lecture

*The role played by Sikh women during the Sikh Empire and beyond has been marginalised,  as a result a hard hitting lecture by Dr Priya Atwal  set out to explain the importance that women have played over a century. * Dr Priya Atwal undertook her PHD thesis on the royalty of the Sikh Empire at the University of Oxford. On 20th July 2018, a special took place looking at the role of Sikh wom...
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