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Asian Women & Cars: Road to Independence

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Council Chambers

West Bromwich Town Hall

Lodge Road

B70 8DY

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Join Dawinder Bansal 'in conversation' with a dynamic guest panel of South Asian women who are passionate about cars, driving and influencing social change for South Asian girls and women in the UK and India at 6.45 to 7.30pm in Council Chambers, West Bromwich Town Hall, Lodge Road, B70 8DY.

Before that, from 6pm to 6.30pm, you can see Dawinder’s installation at The British Muslim School, Lodge Road, West Bromwich, B70 8NX; refreshments will be provided.

The ‘in conversation’ guests include the following:

· Anita Goyal, the CEO and Trustee of the Hemraj Goyal Foundation; and ia Patron of BINTI International and Honorary Chair of the FGM Appeal for Barnardo’s in the UK. In April 2019, Anita joined Manjit Gill, BINTI CEO, on a rally around India, distributing menstrual products and educating young girls about periods.

· Bharulata Patel-Kamble, the first woman in the world to drive solo through the Arctic Circle and 32 countries combined and the first Indian women to hoist the flag of India in the Arctic circle.

· Suraksha Asar, a retired primary school teacher who first began teaching in Holy Trinity Primary School, West Bromwich in 1975. At 83, she still drives and has a fascinating story to share about driving and overcoming obstacles.

Please note: the two venues are across the road from other so you can use the Edward Street pay & display car park (£0.40 for 1 hour; £0.80 for 2 hours; £1.20 for 3 hours).

Free event but booking essential.

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Asian Women & Cars: Road to Independence is a new, multimedia exhibition that celebrates the lives and experiences of first generation South Asian migrant women living in Sandwell and the Black Country. Using oral histories, film, photographs and sound, Dawinder Bansal explores the relationships between the women, driving and their cars. The exhibition is open Wed - Sat 11am - 4pm

Winner of the Women of Achievement Awards 2017, Dawinder Bansal is a producer and artist whose performances and visual art installations are informed by cultural heritage and contemporary stories. Her production Mother Tongues from Father Lands was a finalist in ITV’s Asian Media Awards. Recent work includes Jambo Cinema and The Making of a South Asian Wedding. Previous projects include theatre productions for Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil (Brazil), BBC, Channel 4, Cast in Doncaster and producing Southbank Centre’s South Asian Alchemy Festival for the Black Country region.

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