Home is where the Hert is: stories of North Hertfordshire’s South Asian community
20 August @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
An exhibition and documentary film exploring the stories of six local South Asian residents and how they challenged conventions of what it means to be brown in a small English town.
Who were the children of the diaspora of North Hertfordshire? How did they shape and navigate their hybrid identity as British Asians? What is the impact and legacy of South Asian migration to Hertfordshire on the local and wider community?
The exhibition has been curated by Mandeep Kaur Nijjer, the founder and owner of ‘Red Media Love’ – an online platform which aims to create powerful content to raise awareness, educate and build an archive of stories told by people of South Asian heritage across the UK.
This exhibition isn’t just about the South Asian diaspora, it is for them. Mandeep hopes to make people understand what it feels like to be different, particularly in a world which feels so divided. She aims to change the way people view immigrants. After all, they were the ones who paved the way for a new and multicultural definition of what it means to be a British Asian, if not just simply British, in Hertfordshire.