Adam Wakelin, Mercury Reporter- interested in the arrival of the Ugandan Asians in Leicester
City thanks Ugandan Asians
Recognising the social economic and cultural benefits the refugees’ arrival has had
proposed by councillor Sundip Meghani
"There are many Ugandan Asians like me who now consider themselves as British as anyone and they have worked hard to develop successful businesses to add to this city"
40th Anniversary of Ugandan Exodus
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery is running the From Kampala to Leicester exhibition
Fascinating part of Leicester’s history. An exciting opportunity to learn more about the exodus of Ugandan Asians.
Curry Capital of Britain
Golden Mile- in Belgrave Road, famous for Asian food and drink- and the unique influence of vegetarian Gujarati cuisine.
True representation of the diverse mix of ethnicities and Asian regional influences in the city
Festival celebrates food
A festival celebrating the dazzling array of tasty food and drink produced in the county
From pork pie-making workshops and brewery tours to gourmet evenings and curry nights, the festival will showcase the best the county has to offer
Plans to scrap funding for celbrations
Wanted to half £20,000 grant from Leicestershire council
Insult to Hindus
Largest celebrations outside of India
30,000 pack the golden mile
Diversity shown in pictures
40th Anniversary of Asians moving to leicester
Shop window displays
Notions of Britishness
"Most frightening experiences of her life"
Backlash- multicultural or unfortunate monocultural truth?
Trees + Shops to replace flyover
The creation of a tree-lined walk and a new area of shops at the foot of the Golden Mile to replace flyover
“Manjula Sood, Belgrave ward councillor, welcomed the news. She said: “The majority of people would like to see the flyover go.”