From Kampala to Leicester:
The Story of Leicester’s Ugandan Asian Community, 1972 – 2012
New Permanent Gallery at Newarke Houses Museum
In August 1972, Ugandan dictator Idi Amin gave the Asian community 90 days notice to leave the country. They were forced to leave almost everything in Uganda and seek refuge in other countries such as Britain and Canada.
Using original film, personal testimony and rare artefacts borrowed from Leicester’s Ugandan Asian community, the exhibition tells a powerful and important story of survival, sacrifice and adventure and success. Exhibition formerly on temporary display at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery.
The exhibition and associated projects were developed in partnership with Navrang and BBC Radio Leicester and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Monday – Saturday: 10.00am – 5.00pm, Sunday: 11.00am – 5.00pm
Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens
T: 0116 225 4980