Finding Home: The Ugandan Exodus: 50 Years On - A discussion



Finding Home is a celebration of our Ugandan Asian community in Leicester, marking 50 years since the Ugandan Asian exodus with three new plays by local writers whose families arrived in the UK from Uganda.

To acknowledge the exact date that marks the 50th anniversary of Idi Amin’s announcement, join ITV Midlands journalist Rajiv Popat in a pre-show panel discussion with Jasvir Singh OBE (South Asian Heritage Month), Leicester City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby, Colin Grimes (Former Deputy Headmaster of Jinja Secondary School, Uganda), Sophie Kanabar (Business Development Manager & Ex Uganda Refugee), and Curve Practitioner and Finding Home Writer Chandni Mistry. The discussion will explore each panellist’s reflections of the Ugandan Asian community’s contributions to the economic and cultural life of Leicester fifty years on from the expulsion, and share insights into how Finding Home came into being and the importance of why these stories need to be told, before opening the discussion to questions from the audience.

The discussion is part of a National Lottery-funded programme, British Ugandan Asians at 50, which is recording oral histories of those who were residents of the Government’s resettlement camps in 1972/3, or who worked in a camp as a staff member or volunteer.

View some of these interviews alongside an exhibition of period photographs and other memorabilia on our Mezzanine level.


Please note, tickets to this event are for the pre-discussion only. To book for Finding Home performances click here for Ninety Days and Call Me By My Name and click here for Ruka.



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