This is your heritage, stories from the Indian community
We have funding from Arts Council National Lottery Projects Grants to share the history and experiences of people from the multi-faith Indian community in South Gloucestershire.
What we are doing
We will find and share unexplored stories of Indian heritage, migration, settlement, and what life is like today.
These stories and the lived experience of now will help museums to promote cultural understanding.
How we are doing it
Local museums in South Gloucestershire will work with the Indian community to co-produce:
- oral histories
- film stories
- contemporary collections
- learning resources
- a celebration event
By sharing stories, images, and objects from their experience, the Indian community will help people to understand Indian culture and the reasons for Indian people settling here.
How to get involved
Contact us if you have a story you would like to share.
You can do this by email to:
- Shiv Sama (Chair of SGREN and AICA) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jane Marley (Museums and Heritage Officer) email@example.com
We need to know your:
- email address
- phone number (landline or mobile)
- religion or belief*
*By sending us this information by email you consent for us to use it to make sure we have representation across South Gloucestershire, and a range of age groups, gender and religions.
We will only share your information with the partners we are working with on this project.
It will be kept for as long as needed by the project which finishes in summer 2023.
Learn how we handle your information in our privacy notice.
In less than 150 words please tell us:
- a brief story of your migration here
- a brief story of how you settled here and what your life is like now
- if you have any photos or objects that will help us to understand your migration, settlement, and life here (including any special object you have brought with you)
You have until midday on Tuesday 14 September to submit your story.
What you need to know
We will choose which stories to use. By telling us your story you are giving us permission to share it, but you will be involved in checking the details before it is shared.
There will be an exhibition and webpage that includes your story. Photos, videos, oral history transcriptions and objects will be preserved at local museums and Gloucestershire Archives.
We may use your information and images in marketing material. You can see our South Gloucestershire Second World War Stories for an example of a similar project.
Who we are working with
We are working with: