The arts have always been key to telling the stories of our history and that’s what a new multi arts project means to do.

Kaagaz (meaning paper in Hindi & Urdu) is a pilot multi arts project using historical events to bring people back to the arts and venues. In this case they’ll be using the partition of India in 1947.

Those taking part will be introduced to south Asian dances, visual arts, storytelling, and creative writing through a host of online activities with professional artists. Each of these activities will bring the past vividly to life drawing on the accounts and experiences of people who lived through the events.

If you want to take part you can also carry out activities at home with your family, concluding with an online flash mob based on the theme of hope. A screening of a mini documentary about the project will take place at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester and the Partition Museum in Amritsar, India.

The organisers hope this pilot project, which was funded by the Arts Council. will lay the foundation of a model which can be taken into schools, communities and arts venues.

They are looking for people of all ages to take part. If you or your family have a story to tell about partition, they want to hear from you. Contact for more information.

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