South Asian arts & heritage organisation Sampad has received funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to curate a major photographic exhibition documenting post-1945 migration to the city. 

In partnership with Birmingham Archives, Library of Birmingham and University of Birmingham, Sampad’s From City Of Empire To City Of Diversity: A Visual Journey will highlight the contribution made by those who settled in the city from the Commonwealth. 

The National Lottery Heritage Fund award will also finance a smaller exhibition which will tour to libraries and arts centres across the region, an event & talks programme, and a schools engagement programme. Opportunities will be provided for volunteers to develop skills and learning around archive research and exhibition curation. 

From City Of Empire To City Of Diversity: A Visual Journey will be launched on Thursday 29 October as part of Black History Month. The launch will be hosted by Sampad’s executive director, Sabra Khan, and will be broadcast live on Sampad Arts Facebook page and on Zoom by clicking here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88947798632?pwd=UU5HVE9BVXVaV01wQkMxSDQwUVZnQT09