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Its better to go to


and die when death calls you than remain in Gujarat

and die an

unwarranted death”







                 Croydon Clocktower



 Marriage, migration and social change among the Patidars of central Gujarat 

Introduced by Dr. Alice.Tilche (UCL) 

1pm - 2pm

David Lean Cinema


 So Heddan So Hoddan

The Film is a journey into the music and everyday life of communities in Kutch, set against the backdrop of the Rann and the pastoral Banni 


Directed by Anjali Monteiro and K.P.Jayasankar

2.15pm - 3.15pm

David Lean Cinema


 Interval (Snacks served)



From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf is a result of four years of dialog, friendship and exchange between CAMP and a group of sailors from the Gulf of Kutch. Their travels, and those of co-seafarers

from Pakistan and Southern Iran, through the Persian and Aden Gulfs show us a world cut into many pieces, not easily bridged by nostalgics or nationalists. Instead, we follow the physical crossings made by these groups of people who make and

sail boats. And who also make videos, sometimes with songs married to them.

Introduced by Prof Edward Simpson (SOAS)

Directors : Shaina Anand, Ashok Sukumaran

4pm - 6pm

David Lean Cinema



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               Watersmeet Theatre,

   High St,  Rickmansworth WD3 1EH

            'VANDE GUJARAT'
  Celebrating the Finale of the ‘Gujarati Yatra –        Journey of a people’ exhibition.
 An immersive journey through Gujarat, capturing its history through timeless folk dance traditions.                                        Featuring
                                Subrang Arts
             Maher Girls Raas Group, Leicester
                              Raas Rebellion
 Time: 5.30 p.m.
Tickets: £5
Phone: 01923 711063
more information contact:
Lata Desai 07752387133
Simi Shah : 07912883319
Kalpana Vashee : 07976869444
Email :






                 Croydon Clocktower


Rhyme and Rhythm Tabla workshop

with Saleel Tambe

10.30am - 11am

Central Library


Saree draping session

11.30 - 12.15

Central Library


Tales from Kutch

Story Telling by Seema Anand

And then what happened......

They say a journey is only as good as the stories you can tell. Every stone is a story, every tree, every speck of dust tells a tale, all you have to do is listen. Sit with me - I’ll tell you some.

They say God knows the whole truth and God is the whole truth but brother I have heard.......

3pm - 4pm

Central Library


Arts and Craft Workshops

Beadcraft, Henna Painting,

Clay Pot Painting

10.30am - 2.30pm (Drop In)

Clocktower Atrium


Indian Music - Flute and Tabla

With Robin Christian

and Saleel Tambe

12pm -2pm

Clocktower Café






                                TALKS DAY

                 Croydon Clocktower

Gujarati Yatra Media

Gujarati Yatra Media

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Migration of Stitch & the Practice of Stitch as


Anne Morrell Author and contemporary textile expert.

This talk will focus on the different approaches to stitch in India, in particular, Gujarat, and the UK. Anne’s work draws on her research into these distinctive styles, inspired by traditional Indian methods, especially Phulkari.

11am - 11.45am

Braithwaite Hall



Textiles, Dress, and Identity in contemporary
Eiluned Edwards Reader in Global Cultures of

Textiles and Dress. This talk will look at the use of textiles and dress in contemporary Gujarat, focusing on the desert district of Kutch in the west of the state. It draws on long-term research with weavers, block-printers, tailors, and animal herders in Kutch.

12pm -12.45pm

Braithwaite Hall



Doors, Plates and Kangas; Cultural Influences of
Gujarati Trade in East Africa

Judy Aldrick Author and Historian

2pm - 2.45pm

Braithwaite Hall



Gujarati Export Textiles

Avalon Fotheringham Curator South Asian

Department – V & A Museum

This talk will focus on the long history of Gujarati-made textiles being exported and incorporated into cultures world-wide.

3pm - 3.45pm

Braithwaite Hall


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