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Sangam Festival

Sangam Festival Sangam Festival: A Celebration of South Asian Heritage runs arts, cultural, family and heritage even Events and activities include music and dance, film and fashion, comedy and culture, art and architecture, talks and trails - and events for children and families.

We welcome your thoughts - please fill in our heritage survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/223CB7Y

Operating as usual

09/10/2022

📣 We're recruiting for a Head of Creative Programme 📣
We're looking for somebody who is passionate about performance to supports our vision to be the creative heart of Huddersfield 💛
Sound like you? Then we can't wait to hear from you!

Deadline: 12 noon, Mon 7 November
Get all the details here 👉 https://bit.ly/3Ryg0Hb

05/09/2022

A round up of this years highlights from Sangam Festival. Thanks to Kirklees Local TV for producing the film on our behalf and huge thanks again to all our supporters, artists and attendees. See you all in 2023 for South Asian Heritage Month

Taking place today in St George's Square, Huddersfield to commemorate the 75th year of India and Pakistan's independence...
21/08/2022

Taking place today in St George's Square, Huddersfield to commemorate the 75th year of India and Pakistan's independence.

It’s a wrap for the festival. What a lovely evening with music, food and great people. Still a couple of events to go th...
19/08/2022

It’s a wrap for the festival. What a lovely evening with music, food and great people. Still a couple of events to go though.

The festival may have ended but you can still view our online programme and some of the special projects we worked on. O...
19/08/2022

The festival may have ended but you can still view our online programme and some of the special projects we worked on. One of the special projects was a Short Film entitled Salt Eaters - a short film created by

The film includes interviews with creatives as well as filmed sequences which transport participants into the world, smells and sounds of Umda, a dancer drawn out of the history books of Sambhar salt lake of Rajasthan.

To view click on our Online Programme page on the website - https://sangamfestival.co.uk/online-programme/

Don't forget The White Line event this sunday. Organised by Let's Go Yorkshire to commemorate the 75th year of India and...
18/08/2022

Don't forget The White Line event this sunday. Organised by Let's Go Yorkshire to commemorate the 75th year of India and Pakistan's independence. Lots going on in St George's Square from 1pm - 4pm. Full programme below!

Our final South Asian country to end the festival is Sri Lanka, an island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of India. It...
17/08/2022

Our final South Asian country to end the festival is Sri Lanka, an island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of India. It's capital is Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (administrative capital) and Colombo (economic capital). It has an approximate population of 21, 594,000.

Romesh Ranganathan is a British comedian, presenter and actor of Sri Lankan heritage. He performed his first stand up aged nine and his TV shows include The Ranganation and Avoidance.

To read his full profile visit https://sangamfestival.co.uk/online-programme/

Today is your last chance to listen to the Townsounds Podcast. A  project to record the rich and diverse musical heritag...
17/08/2022

Today is your last chance to listen to the Townsounds Podcast. A project to record the rich and diverse musical heritage of the region, as part of Kirklees Year of Music 2023. Click on the link below to listen.

https://sangamfestival.co.uk/online-programme/

Today marks the end of South Asian Heritage Month and the end of our festival. What a wonderful month it has been!Huge t...
17/08/2022

Today marks the end of South Asian Heritage Month and the end of our festival. What a wonderful month it has been!

Huge thanks to everyone who has attended, hosted or performed at any of our events - we hope you enjoyed them as much as we did. Big thanks also to all our amazing funders and supporters.

The festival may coming to an end but we will continue to keep our socials up to date and you can still view our online programme here - https://sangamfestival.co.uk/online-programme/

See you all in 2023!

Today's South Asian Country focus is Pakistan.It shares a border with Afghanistan, India, Iran and China, Pakistan and a...
16/08/2022

Today's South Asian Country focus is Pakistan.

It shares a border with Afghanistan, India, Iran and China, Pakistan and also has a coastline along the Arabian sea and Gulf of Oman. It's capital is Islamabad and it has an approximate population: 235,409,000

Sairish Hussain was brought up in Bradford and is of Pakistani heritage. Her first novel The Family Tree was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award. Read her full interview and discover more about our online programme here:

https://sangamfestival.co.uk/online-programme/

As well as her favourite recipe for Serviyan!

Still time to enter our competition to win a copy of  Dina Begum's cookery book Brick Lane. To enter simply like and sha...
16/08/2022

Still time to enter our competition to win a copy of Dina Begum's cookery book Brick Lane. To enter simply like and share this post - we have two copies so winners will be selected at random on Thursday (18 Aug). Good Luck

A few pictures from our family fun day in Norman Park on Saturday. It was a very hot day but we still managed to have lo...
16/08/2022

A few pictures from our family fun day in Norman Park on Saturday. It was a very hot day but we still managed to have lots of fun. Huge thanks to the Friends of Norman Park for organising the event.

Image credit: Jannat Iqbal

Today's South Asian country focus is the Maldives. A nation of 1,200 coral islands, the Maldives is situated in the Indi...
15/08/2022

Today's South Asian country focus is the Maldives.

A nation of 1,200 coral islands, the Maldives is situated in the Indian Ocean, off the southern tip of India. Capital: Male (or Malé). Approximate population: 559,000.

Professor Hassan Ugail was born in the Maldives and is now Professor of Visual Computing at the University of Bradford. His work on computer-based human face analysis has been used in the search for missing persons and to help identify the Novichok nerve agent suspects in Salisbury in 2018.

We caught up with Professor Ugail and asked him about his life growing up in the Maldives, his career and of course his favourite recipe for Masroshi.

Find out more here - https://sangamfestival.co.uk/online-programme/professor-hassan-ugail/

Hassan Ugail

Textiles of India Special ProjectA partnership with Woven in Kirklees and the University of Huddersfield In 1866, the Se...
15/08/2022

Textiles of India Special Project

A partnership with Woven in Kirklees and the University of Huddersfield

In 1866, the Secretary of State for India presented Huddersfield Mechanics’ Institution with a set of 18 volumes containing 700 working samples of cotton, silk and woollen textiles. Taking inspiration from this Textile Fabrics of India Archive, now held at the University’s Heritage Quay, a North Kirklees sewing group have designed and created this jacket which is now on display in the Sangam Festival Hub on the Piazza, Huddersfield.

Community groups around Kirklees have been celebrating the 75th anniversary of India and Pakistan with at least four maj...
15/08/2022

Community groups around Kirklees have been celebrating the 75th anniversary of India and Pakistan with at least four major events taking place.

**** EVENT UPDATE ****There has been a change of venue for tomorrow's Qawwali event. It will now take place at Eden Banq...
15/08/2022

**** EVENT UPDATE ****

There has been a change of venue for tomorrow's Qawwali event. It will now take place at Eden Banquet 295-297 Bradford Road, Batley, WF17 6HY

Still some tickets available so please join us!

https://sangamfestival.co.uk/whats-on/

To all our Indian friends.
14/08/2022

To all our Indian friends.

Happy 75th anniversary to all@our Indian and Pakistani friends. There’s still a number of events left at Sangam Festival...
14/08/2022

Happy 75th anniversary to [email protected] Indian and Pakistani friends. There’s still a number of events left at Sangam Festival before we close for this year. Check out www.sangamfestival.co.uk for more information.

Yesterday we brought the buildings of South Asia to Huddersfield as part of the festival! Huge thanks to The Childrens A...
14/08/2022

Yesterday we brought the buildings of South Asia to Huddersfield as part of the festival! Huge thanks to The Childrens Art School for hosting such fabulous South Asian themed sessions!

One of our special projects! Looks amazing!
14/08/2022

One of our special projects! Looks amazing!

Join us today for a special family event with the Friends of Norman Park A free event with a host of entertainment on of...
13/08/2022

Join us today for a special family event with the Friends of Norman Park

A free event with a host of entertainment on offer for all the family to enjoy including

Circus skills with Dave the Fire Man

Dhol drum demonstration

Bhangra performance from Hardeep Sahota.

Craft session, treasure hunt and sporting activities – and you can also build a bug hotel.

Lots of stalls and refreshments too!

1pm - 3pm

See you there!

Our next South Asian country focus is Nepal - A landlocked country on the southern slopes of the Himalayas, Nepal border...
12/08/2022

Our next South Asian country focus is Nepal - A landlocked country on the southern slopes of the Himalayas, Nepal borders India and Tibet. It's capital is Kathmandu and it has an approximate population: 30,236,000

Santosh Shah is a celebrated chef and winner of MasterChef: The Professionals Rematch in 2021. His cookbook Ayla: A Feast of Nepali Dishes from Terai, Hills and the Himalayas was published in February 2022.

Santosh was born and raised in Karihana, a small village in Nepal close to the capital Kathmandu.

Click here to read all about his life, career and discover some of his tasty recipes - https://sangamfestival.co.uk/online-programme/santosh-shah/

The full online programme can be found here also - https://sangamfestival.co.uk/online-programme/

There is still time to enter our competition to win Dina Begum cookbook - Brick Lane. Scroll down our feed to find the post - like and share to be in with a chance of winning.

12/08/2022

Big thanks to everyone who attended our Qawwali in the Courtyard event last night Lawrence Batley Theatre Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! For those that couldn’t make it here is a little snippet. We’ll be back with more Qawwali on 16 Aug in Dewsbury so please join us! Click on the link below to book!
https://sangamfestival.co.uk/whats-on/

Join us in the lovely sunshine for a story walk around Beaumont Park with  . Still a few places left so follow the link ...
12/08/2022

Join us in the lovely sunshine for a story walk around Beaumont Park with . Still a few places left so follow the link below to book

https://sangamfestival.co.uk/whats-on/

Online singing workshop this afternoon also with Sriranjini Simha - follow the same link to book.



Photo Credit: Malcolm Johnson

Our special film project - Salt Eaters is now available to view. Salt Eaters has been created by dance artist  with Thea...
11/08/2022

Our special film project - Salt Eaters is now available to view.

Salt Eaters has been created by dance artist with Theatre in the Mill The film was inspired by the story of Umda, a muslim dancer and the Salt Lakes of Rajastan. It also looks at public attitudes towards muslim female dancers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9rLzdv11mk

Getting ready for this evening. Hope to see you at 7pm. Lawrence Batley Theatre. Queens Street. Huddersfield.
11/08/2022

Getting ready for this evening. Hope to see you at 7pm. Lawrence Batley Theatre. Queens Street. Huddersfield.

A few pictures of just some of the creations at our craft activities throughout the festival. They have been pretty much...
11/08/2022

A few pictures of just some of the creations at our craft activities throughout the festival. They have been pretty much booked up since the festival started which means you all loved them. Huge thanks to for hosting!

Lots of great events taking place today as part of the festival. Still time to book your place at the following events:C...
11/08/2022

Lots of great events taking place today as part of the festival. Still time to book your place at the following events:

Colour of Asia Story walk in Gledholt Wood with Balbir Singh Dance Company. Amazing weather forecast for today so get outside and enjoy whilst we can!

Online Events - In Conversation with Dr Sairish Hussain or Open Mic with Sharena Lee Satti

Children's Art School at MakerWorld - no booking needed just drop in!

and

Qawwali in the Courtyard @ the LBT - to book visit
https://www.thelbt.org/

All other events book here - https://sangamfestival.co.uk/whats-on/



Story walk Photo Credit: Malcolm Johnson

Today's South Asian country focus is Bangladesh and we have an exciting competition to launch. Bangladesh is located to ...
10/08/2022

Today's South Asian country focus is Bangladesh and we have an exciting competition to launch.

Bangladesh is located to the east of India on the Bay of Bengal. The capital is Dhaka and it has an approximate population of 168,000,000.

Dina Begum is a British Bangladeshi cookbook author and writer. Her Brick Lane Cookbook was published in 2018. We have two copies of Brick Lane to giveaway - to enter simply like and share this post! Two winners will be picked on Wednesday 17 August which is the last day of the festival and South Asian Heritage Month.

Click here to read our Q&A with Dina as well as her recipe for chicken korma - yum yum!

https://sangamfestival.co.uk/online-programme/dina-begum/

Join us on Saturday for a fun afternoon in the sunshine at Norman Park, Birkby. This free event is brought to you by San...
10/08/2022

Join us on Saturday for a fun afternoon in the sunshine at Norman Park, Birkby.

This free event is brought to you by Sangam Festival and the Friends of Norman Park. With a host of entertainment on offer for all the family including

Circus skills with Dave the Fire Man

Dhol drum demonstration

Bhangra performance from Hardeep Sahota.

Take part in our craft session, treasure hunt and sporting activities – and build a bug hotel.

Lots of stalls and refreshments.

All welcome – come and join in the fun from 1pm - 3pm.

For more info visit https://sangamfestival.co.uk/whats-on/

We have some online events taking place this week so for those who can't make the festival in person please join us!Thur...
09/08/2022

We have some online events taking place this week so for those who can't make the festival in person please join us!

Thursday 11 August - In Conversation with Dr Sairish Hussain, as she discusses identity, her time at university, and her debut novel The Family Tree.

Thursday 11 August - Open Mic night with Sharena Lee Satti

Friday 12 August - online singing workshop

Full programme visit - https://sangamfestival.co.uk/whats-on/

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Today marks the end of National Volunteers Week so a huge thank you to all our volunteers who helped out at last years festival and for those who have already confirmed their support for this years event! The festival wouldn't be able to happen without their contribution so we are extremely grateful!

We're still looking for volunteers for this years festival too! We have a wide range of opportunities available and volunteering really helps boost peoples confidence as well as looking great on your CV. If you have a skill which you think might be useful or you just want to get involved we'd love to hear from you. Simply email Hardeep our Volunteer Co-ordinator and he will be in touch. Email: [email protected]. Alternatively drop us a DM on here and one of the team will get back to you!

This summer we are back with an exciting programme of special events to celebrate South Asian arts, culture and heritage in Kirklees! We've already started adding some of the event information to our website so make sure you take a look. Keep checking this page also for further event information and some big announcements in the next few weeks!

The festival runs from the 18 July - 17 August with launch events taking place on the 16/17 July.

https://sangamfestival.co.uk/

It's today! And you can meet Elmer at on Saturday 16 July at the opening of our Festival Hub on the Piazza Visit our website for more information https://sangamfestival.co.uk/whats-on/
After many years with the support of Sangam Festival and Kirklees Council, we are bringing the Mela back to Huddersfield. Note the date 17th July 2022.
After many years with the support of Sangam Festival and Kirklees Council, we are bringing the Mela back to Huddersfield. Note the date 17th July 2022.
Do you, your parents or grandparents have any memories or stories of partition or migration into the UK. If so would you like your story to be featured in a local documentary. Please contact us. We are looking for local stories from the people of Kirklees.
How would you like to join our team and work with a fantastic Yorkshire Festival? Two posts already filled but we are currently recruiting for a Volunteer Co-ordinator and also a Digital Manager. Find out more here https://sangamfestival.co.uk/our-links/
Join our team! We are recruiting - two great opportunities for you. Please apply via the email address on the posts, deadline 10 May.
We’re hiring! – Marketing and Social Media Expert for Sangam Festival

Are you experienced in marketing and social media? Do you enjoy writing marketing material including press releases, reports and newsletters, dealing with the press and tweeting and social media posting?

We are looking to recruit a part-time freelance Marketing and Social Media Expert for four months from May – August 2022, following the success of our 2021 festival. Ideally you would be based in the Kirklees area and have an interest in South Asian heritage but this is not essential. The contract will run for four months from May-August 2022.

So who will you be working for, what is Sangam Festival?
Sangam Festival is a ground-breaking festival of heritage, arts and culture, which takes place annually in venues across Kirklees and online, in the run up to and during South Asian Heritage Month (18 July – 17 August). https://sangamfestival.co.uk/

The festival comprises heritage projects alongside events and activities that celebrate South Asian arts and culture. It is delivered by Huddersfield-based social enterprise Communities Together (https://communitiestogether.org.uk/) with support from sister company Radio Sangam.

The role
Working closely with the Festival Director and Festival Manager, your role will comprise:
· Social media management across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To include frequent general and event-specific posts, monitoring and response, live tweeting during key events. Increasing followers and engagement.

· Writing and sending out press releases to media contacts, proactively following up to secure coverage in the traditional and online media. Devising PR activities and liaising with the Festival Director and Festival Manager to deliver these.

· Creating memorable newsletters for the festival mailing list and building mailing list numbers.

· Creating monthly reports on your activities and the coverage you have secured.

You will be:
· An experienced marketing and social media specialist with excellent contacts, or the ability to build new relevant contacts for the event, and a proven track record of successful promotional campaigns.

· Ideally you are passionate and knowledgeable about South Asian heritage, culture and arts.

· An excellent communicator.

· Organised and able to work both on your own, independently but also in tandem with the Festival team.

Although not essential, we particularly welcome candidates based in Kirklees or the wider Yorkshire region.

Timeline:
Apply by: 5pm Thursday 31 March
Interviews: w/c Monday 11 April and w/c Monday 18 April
Decision by: Monday 25 April
Start date: Tuesday 3 May
Contract ends: Friday 26 August

Fee: £5,000
To be invoiced in three payments of £1,000 on the last day of May, June and July, with a final invoice of £2,000 on the last day of August. Payment will require receipt of both your invoice and monthly report.

To apply
Please send your CV and a covering letter or email (no more than one side of A4 or the equivalent, up to 350 words) outlining what you would be able to bring to this role, to: [email protected] by 5pm on Thursday 31 March.
We’re hiring! – Schools Co-ordinator for Sangam Festival

Are you an enthusiastic, organised person with good communication skills? Maybe you're returning to work after a break, a freelancer looking for a new contract or an individual looking for a new exciting opportunity.

We are looking to recruit a part-time freelance Schools Co-ordinator for three months from May - July 2022 following the success of our 2021 festival.

So who will you be working for, what is Sangam Festival?
Sangam Festival is a ground-breaking festival of heritage, arts and culture, which takes place annually in venues across Kirklees and online, in the run up to and during South Asian Heritage Month (18 July – 17 August). https://sangamfestival.co.uk/

The festival comprises heritage projects alongside events and activities that celebrate South Asian arts and culture. It is delivered by Huddersfield-based social enterprise Communities Together (https://communitiestogether.org.uk/) with support from sister company Radio Sangam.

The role
Working closely with the Festival Manager, your role will comprise:

• Drawing up a list of schools and colleges in Kirklees; identifying and contacting the relevant person to speak to about promoting the Festival in their facility.

• Sending out the digital and/or printed Festival brochure and information about specific Festival events that might be of interest to students.

• Coming up with ideas to help promote the Festival, for example suggesting projects that the school could carry out relating to South Asian heritage/culture; liaising with school contacts delivering these projects.

You will be:
• Enthusiastic and knowledgeable about South Asian heritage, culture and arts.

• Already well-connected with schools in the local area or prepared to make connections.

• Good at getting past ‘gatekeepers’ to talk to the relevant contact at the school.

• Organised and able to work autonomously and in tandem with the Festival team.

• Ideally based in the Kirklees area.

Timeline:
Apply by: 5pm Thursday 31 March
Interviews: w/c Monday 11 April and w/c Monday 18 April
Decision by: Monday 25 April
Start date: Tuesday 3 May
Contract ends: Friday 29 July

Pay: £20 an hour
Expected hours, averaging approx. 15-20 a month
To be invoiced on the last day of May, June & July.

To apply
Please send your CV and a covering letter or email (no more than one side of A4 or the equivalent, up to 350 words) outlining what you would be able to bring to this role, to: [email protected] by 5pm on Thursday 31 March.
Celebrating Navratri with Radio Sangam
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