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  1. Discover, join in and enjoy this unique annual series of exhibitions, performances and lectures highlighting Sikh heritage in Britain September 2012 Launching on Sunday 2nd September at the Northern Sikh Mela in Huddersfield with an exhibition on Maharajah Duleep Singh, this year events include a number of ceremonies at gurudwaras across the country to commemorate the Battle of Saragarhi 1897. Each year the Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail aims to promote the rich history that connects the Sikhs and the British through events, research and education. ‘Heritage Shared’ is an exciting programme of events taking place nationally during September and combines exhibitions, workshops and illustrated talks, all profiling momentous chapters in Anglo Sikh history. ‘Inspiring, Informing and entertaining’ For full events listing please visit. http://www.asht.info/heritage_shared or see eflyer attached For more information email events@asht.info or call 0845 600 1893 www.asht.info
  2. "Lest we forget..." As Saragarhi Day approaches it once again falls upon all Sikhs to remember and proclaim the bravery of the 21 Sikhs who died in the battle. They sacrificed their lives whilst walking on the path of gallantry which was bestowed upon them through their heritage. It is due to their deeds and those of countless other Sikh warriors that we today enjoy the praise and glory of our contemporaries in Britain. What will you be doing to remember them ? Get involved in the Saragarhi Day Campaign .... http://www.asht.info/saragarhi
  3. Thursday 8th September, Newcastle Central Library 6:30pm 'Through his own eyes' - An eye witness account of Sikh History Newcastle born Anglican missionary and contemporary of Gandhi, Rev C.F Andrews, described as the "conscience of the British Raj", witnessed some of the most significant defining moments of India's campaign for independence. This lecture illustrates the life of a remarkable man who recognised and acclaimed the true nature of the Sikhs and their role in that epic struggle. Booking essential call 0191 2774100 or email information@newcastle.gov.uk In association with Newcastle City Council & Heritage Open Days Supported by Sri Guru Singh Sabha Newcastle and North East Gurdwara Council Saturday 10th September, Wallace Collection London 11am-4pm Swords and Shields: The World of Sikh Warriors A drop-in family workshop giving participants the opportunity to celebrate Heritage Shared Month at the Wallace Collection and examine such objects as the sword of Maharajah Ranjit Singh. During the day participants will be able to take a trail of Sikh treasures and join artist Amber Khokhar to turn the exquisite patterns of the ancient craftsmen into their own work to take home. Sunday 11th September, New Walk Museum, Leicester 3-5pm The Battle of Saragarhi 1897 Fought in the barren and hostile terrain of the North West frontier on 12th September 1897, the battle of Saragarhi, in which 21 Sikh soldiers valiantly fought and died defending their post against insurmountable odds, is alarmingly neglected in the pages of modern history. In doing so they upheld the very traditions of bravery and sacrifice which have made the Sikh regiment the highest decorated of the Commonwealth. This illustrated talk will recount the Battle and forms part of ASHT's national campaign 'Saragarhi: Tradition Never Dies' which was launched in September 2010 to highlight this 'hidden' history. Booking essential email events@asht.info or call 0845 600 1893
  4. A unique season of lectures, workshops and exhibitions serving to inspire, inform and entertain. Join in and discover the Sikh Heritage on your doorstep... Sun 4th Sept, Eastnor Castle, Ledbury - Armour & Cavalry Day Thur 8th Sept, Newcastle Central Library - 'Through his Own Eyes' Sat 10th Sept, Wallace Collection, London - Swords and Shields: The World of Sikh Warriors Sun 11th Sept, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester - The Battle of Saragarhi 1897 Sun 18th Sept, The Drum, Birmingham - 'The Rebel Queen' - Film Screening Sat 24th Sept, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry - Asian life in Britain archive open day Sat 24th Sept, Ancient House, Thetford - Anglo Sikh Heritage Day Wed 28th Sept, The Nehru Centre, London - 'The Grand Trunk Road - From Delhi to the Khyber Pass' "Need a lot more of these events for the children" "Fantastic performance" "A riveting demonstration, very dramatic..." "Absolutely fascinating - I did not know anything about the involvement of Sikhs in the British Services and the history of colonial troops is really hidden.." "Excellent film more people need to see it" "Wonderful - Please organise more history events!!" Heritage Shared 2010 Photo Gallery
  5. BOOK your place now! Spaces still available! Organised in conjunction with Anglia Battlefield Tours, this trip will take you on a journey exploring the contribution made by Sikh soldiers during the Great War * Experienced guides offer a unique insight into the Indian Army's outstanding contribution to the battles of World War 1 * Visit the preserved trenches at Bayernwald and learn how Sikh forces arrived in Europe unprepared for winter combat * Visit the battlefields around Neuve Chapelle where Sikh Regiments were involved in heavy fighting * After visiting the spectacular Indian Memorial, head to the town of Ypres to sample some of Belgium's famous chocolates and wonder the streets around the fabulous main square * The tour culminates at the Menin Gate, with the 'Last Post' ceremony, commemorating those who sacrificed their lives in the defence of others Departures: Hounslow 5:00am, Maidstone Services M20/J8 6:45am Cost: £90per person. (£85per person when a group of 4 or more book together) BOOK NOW! Price includes travel and tour guide only. Food & refreshments are not included. For further information email tours@asht.info or call 0845 600 1893 Here are just a few comments from previous visitors: My favourite time on the trip was taking part in the Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate. I felt very proud to represent both Britain and India. I really wanted everyone to know we, as Sikhs, are a very important part of British history. Jeevan Kaur Age 10 It was a huge learning & emotional experience. Jagdish Pamma With the information and guidance provided by the Historians I could almost hear, smell and feel the battles that took place...Ambi Ray-Sanghera "Throughout its service in France the magnificent Sikh regiment never failed to answer all calls. Its reputation would be secure and its right to fight shoulder to shoulder with our best troops would be established." General Sir H. Smith Dorien. GOC 2nd Corps
  6. After a successful spring tour around schools and venues in the UK this family theatre production is NOW TOURING until December! 'The Maharajah and the Kohinoor' is a touching tale charting one of the most illustrious episodes in British history. Told through the eyes of the much disputed Kohinoor diamond, the play follows the story of Duleep Singh, Maharajah of Lahore and King of the Sikh Empire, who was deposed at the age of eleven and sent to England. Separated from his mother he arrived on the shores of England and was immediately adopted by Queen Victoria. Encouraged by Her Majesty, Duleep Singh established solid relationships with the Royal family over the years. However, injustices and insincere intentions eventually drove him into the throws of exploitative meddlers who offered allegiance but left him isolated. He died penniless and alone in a desolate hotel in Paris in 1893. PUBLIC PERFORMANCE DATES Wednesday 27th October 4pm & 7:30pm Bath Place Community Venture, Leamington Spa CV31 3PR For tickets call 01926 338 421 Thursday 28th October 7:30pm Cockpit Theatre, London NW8 8EH For tickets visit www.cockpittheatre.org.ukSaturday 30th Ocober Central Hall, Walsall 7pm For tickets call 01922 653139 or 07877 207987 Thursday 18th November 1pm & 7pm Peepul Centre, Leicester For tickets visit www.peepulcentre.com Written by Hardial S. Rai Directed by Harmage S. Kalirai Reviews Spring Tour 2010 Gallery Downloadable Eflyer DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE & BOOKING FORM For further information & bookings contact Harpeet Sharma on 0845 600 1893 or email education@asht.info Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail & Zeroseefr in co-production with The Drum
  7. Wednesday 29th September 7pm—8.30pm 'The Lioness of the Punjab' New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester LE1 7EA The daughter of a Royal Palace kennel keeper, Jindan Kaur rose to become a Maharani & the most powerful woman in the Sikh Kingdom. This event sees the UK Premiere of short film 'The Rebel Queen' by Michael Singh which reveals the turmoil, murder, mayhem and diplomatic intrigue surrounding this extraordinary woman, wife of one Maharajah and mother of another. Followed by a panel discussion and Q & A with David Jones, Ipswich Museum. FREE (Book at events@asht.info) Thursday 30th September 7pm—8.30pm 'From Lahore to the Medway' Royal Engineers Museum, Chatham ME4 4UG On display for one night only will be the set of Sikh armour, linked to Duleep Singh and Lord Dalhousie. The evening also offers a talk on the 'Battlefields of the Anglo Sikh Wars' by the military historian Amarpal Singh Sidhu. FREE (Booking advisable at collectioncare@re-museum.co.uk or call 01634 822221) www.asht.info info@asht.info 0845 600 1893
  8. Heritage Shared 2010 Coming up this week... Tuesday 7th September 7pm—8.30pm (FREE book at events@asht.info) Book Launch ~ The Royal Geographical Society, London This opening event of Heritage Shared month sees military historian & author Amarpal Singh Sidhu in conversation about his groundbreaking new book 'The First Anglo Sikh War'. Followed by book signing. Saturday 11th September 1pm & 3pm (FREE) 'Lions Tales' ~ Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham Join storyteller Seema Anand for this children's session which captures the fascinating journey of Maharajah Ranjit Singh known as the 'Lion of Punjab'. Listen to wonderful tales about this legendary Indian ruler who was a ferocious warrior and a just king. Supported by English Heritage Saturday 11th—Sunday 26th September (FREE book at events@asht.info) Frames of Bravery' ~ Gurdwara Sahib Warwick & Leamington Launched in Malaysia in 2007 this photographic exhibition offers a rare glimpse into Sikh military contributions all over the world from the late 18th century onwards. It includes many previously unseen black and white photographs of Sikh Soldiers who served in Malaya, Singapore, Burma (Myanmar), Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Korea, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Meet the creator of the exhibition Malaysian Sikh, Harchand Singh Bedi. The Exhibition launches with a screening of by Navdeep Kandola, on Saturday 11th at 5pm.
  9. Fought in the barren and hostile terrain of the North West frontier on 12th September 1897, the battle of Saragarhi, in which 21 Sikh soldiers valiantly fought and died defending their post against insurmountable odds, is alarmingly neglected in the pages of modern history. This year's Heritage Shared will feature the launch of ASHT's nationwide 'Saragarhi Day', aimed at increasing awareness of this brave episode in British military history. The campaign was recently launched at the Imperial War Museum by former head of the British Army, General Sir Richard Dannatt, His Honour Judge Sir Mota Singh QC and Pops from Tigerstyle. The campaign aims to encourage participation from organisations and individuals including direct descendents of those who served with the Sikh regiment in that action. The launch will be followed by events at key locations across the country. "The British, as well as the Indians, are proud of the 36th Sikh Regiment. It is no exaggeration to record that the armies which possess the valiant Sikhs cannot face defeat in war." Queen Victoria For further details of how you can support the campaign and be involved in various activities visit: www.asht.info/saragarhi and join our Facebook page, search 'Saragarhi: Tradition Never Dies'
  10. The Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail's annual series of events Heritage Shared returns this September with an exciting programme to inspire, inform and entertain! Events include, family workshops at the Wallace Collection where you can take a trail of their Sikh treasures, hear 'tales' of great warrior Maharajah Ranjit Singh with a children's storytelling session at Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter Museum, come along to the first UK display of the Malaysian Photographic Exhibition 'Frames of Bravery' which vividly demonstrates Sikh contributions during the second world war, see Sikh armour linked to Duleep Singh & Lord Dalhousie from the Anglo Sikh wars on display for one night only, and much more! For a full list of events visit www.asht.info/heritage_shared For information email events@asht.info or call 0845 600 1893 www.asht.info Heritage Shared 2010 Leaflet.pdf
  11. Note: There will now be an additional pick up from Beaconsfield Services M40/J2 at 6:00am Organised by the Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail , this day trip will take you on a journey exploring the contribution made by Sikh soldiers during the WW1 * Experienced guides offer a unique insight into the Indian Army's outstanding contribution to the battles of World War 1 * Visit the preserved trenches at Bayernwald and learn how Sikh forces arrived in Europe unprepared for winter combat * Visit the battlefields around Neuve Chapelle where Sikh Regiments were involved in heavy fighting * After visiting the spectacular Indian Memorial, head to the town of Ypres to sample some of Belgium's famous chocolates and wonder the streets of the quaint Belgian town * The tour culminates at the Menin Gate, with the 'Last Post' ceremony, commemorating those who sacrificed their lives in the defence of others Departures: Birmingham 4:00am, Royal Leamington Spa 4:45am, Maidstone Services M20/J8 7:15am My favourite time on the trip was taking part in the Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate. I felt very proud to represent both Britain and India...Jeevan Kaur Age 10 The one thing I learnt from the trip was how little I and others are aware of the contribution made by India for the British Army. There is just so much to learn...Ambi Ray-Sanghera Only £85 per person. Limited Places available. BOOK NOW! Price includes travel and tour guide only. Food & refreshments are not included. For further information email tours@asht.info or call 0845 600 1893 "Throughout its service in France the magnificent Sikh regiment never failed to answer all calls. Its reputation would be secure and its right to fight shoulder to shoulder with our best troops would be established." General Sir H. Smith Dorien. GOC 2nd Corps www.asht.info
  12. Saturday 29th May 2010 Organised by the Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail , this day trip will take you on a journey exploring the contribution made by Sikh soldiers during the WW1 * Experienced guides offer a unique insight into the Indian Army's outstanding contribution to the battles of World War 1 * Visit the preserved trenches at Bayernwald and learn how Sikh forces arrived in Europe unprepared for winter combat * Visit the battlefields around Neuve Chapelle where Sikh Regiments were involved in heavy fighting * After visiting the spectacular Indian Memorial, head to the town of Ypres to sample some of Belgium's famous chocolates and wonder the streets of the quaint Belgian town * The tour culminates at the Menin Gate, with the 'Last Post' ceremony, commemorating those who sacrificed their lives in the defence of others Departures: Birmingham 4:00am, Royal Leamington Spa 4:45am, Maidstone Services M20/J8 7:15am There will now be an additional pick up from Beaconsfield Services M40/J2 at 6:00am My favourite time on the trip was taking part in the Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate. I felt very proud to represent both Britain and India...Jeevan Kaur Age 10 The one thing I learnt from the trip was how little I and others are aware of the contribution made by India for the British Army. There is just so much to learn...Ambi Ray-Sanghera Only £85 per person. Limited Places available. BOOK NOW! Price includes travel and tour guide only. Food & refreshments are not included. For further information email tours@asht.info or call 0845 600 1893 "Throughout its service in France the magnificent Sikh regiment never failed to answer all calls. Its reputation would be secure and its right to fight shoulder to shoulder with our best troops would be established." General Sir H. Smith Dorien. GOC 2nd Corps www.asht.info
  13. The Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail & Zeroseefr in co-production with The Drum Back by popular demand this family theatre production will tour around schools and venues in the UK from Spring - Autumn 2010. The tour will launch with a performance at The Drum, Birmingham on 11th March. Price: £8(£6) Time: 7:30pm Location: The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Aston, Birmingham B6 4UU For tickets visit www.the-drum.org.uk or call the box office 0121 333 2444 The 'Maharajah and the Kohinoor' is an exciting theatre-in-education production aimed at Key Stages 2 & 3. Charting one of the most illustrious episodes in British history the play is a touching tale of love and loyalty. It follows the story of Duleep Singh, Maharajah of Lahore and King of the Sikh Empire, who was deposed at the age of eleven and sent to England. Separated from his mother he arrived on the shores of England and was immediately adopted by Queen Victoria. Encouraged by Her Majesty, Duleep Singh established solid relationships with the Royal family over the years. However, injustices and insincere intentions eventually drove him into the throws of exploitative meddlers who offered allegiance but left him isolated. He died penniless and alone in a desolate hotel in Paris in 1883. Written by Hardial S. Rai Directed by Harmage S. Kailirai www.asht.info
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