Celebration of South Asian culture gets underway across Manchester

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A celebration of South Asian culture is set to get underway across Manchester.

Manchester’s cultural institutions will welcome leading South Asian and British artists of South Asian decent in a celebration of shared heritage and historic connections through a series of exhibitions and performances across the city.

Marking the 70th anniversary of the creation of India, Pakistan and later Bangladesh, eight exhibitions will present both new and seminal works, while a wider programme of music, film and performances for the opening weekend will invite audiences to experience a wealth of South Asian culture.

Dr Nick Merriman, Director of Manchester Museum and spokesperson for the New North and South said: ‘The programme in Manchester this September will shine a spotlight on South Asian art and culture through the work of world renowned artists. Thanks to our colleagues across the city, the opening weekend will offer something for everyone from major exhibitions, artist performances, music and film. As the New North and South network, we would like to thank all the artists involved in the Manchester exhibitions for bringing their creative talent to our city.’

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