From 18 July - 17 August, we are celebrating South Asian Heritage Month, a month of activity to explore the shared cultures and histories of the UK and South Asia.
What is South Asian Heritage Month?
South Asian Heritage Month (SAHM) exists in order to commemorate, mark and celebrate South Asian history and culture, as well as to better understand the diverse heritage that continues to link the UK and South Asia.It was launched in the House of Commons in July 2019. This year marks the second South Asian Heritage Month, taking place between 18 July - 17 August 2021.
Due to the current context of Covid-19 SAHM 2021 is being delivered online.
What is the British Council doing for South Asian Heritage Month?
To celebrate South Asian Heritage Month, the British Council, Glasgow Life, Manchester Museum and young people have curated a programme of activity involving artists and speakers from the UK and South Asia. Programme themes have been selected by young people and include language, diaspora and identity, alongside a focus on music, literature and fashion. Through a series of discussions, workshops and performances, South Asian Heritage Month is connecting speakers, artists and young people across the UK and South Asia - in particular in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh.
How can young people get involved?
Join in the online programme of South Asian Heritage Month events to take part in workshops, tutorials and discussions about South Asian Heritage.