Summer 2021

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

This is Your Heritage - South Gloucestershire Stories of the Indian Community

South Gloucestershire Council has, in partnership, obtained funding from Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants for a pilot project to enable people in the Indian Community to share their stories of migration to South Gloucestershire. The project partners are the South Gloucestershire Race Equality Network, Avon Indian Community Association, South Gloucestershire Museums Group, Yate Heritage Centre (Yate Town Council), South Gloucestershire Libraries and Gloucestershire Archives.

The project will be a starting point for museums to collect diverse contemporary oral histories, images and objects, draw on the experiences of multi-faith Indian community groups and engage with new and diverse audiences. It will serve the core purpose of museums to engage inclusively with a diverse audience and build relationships.

This project will engage local accredited museums with the South Gloucestershire Indian community through co-production of filmed oral histories, films stories, contemporary collecting, an exhibition, learning resources and a celebration event. The aim is to tell unexplored stories of Indian heritage, migration, settlement and lived experience of now, which will enable museums to promote cultural understanding amongst communities.

If you wish to have further information about this project, please contact:

Jane Marley, Museums and Heritage Officer South Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire Council,

Tel.: 01454 865783  Mob: 07808 364704

Shiv Sama, Race Equality Network, Chair, Avon Indian Community Association 

Mob: 07515445206



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