Free walking tour of Leicester with professional photographer

Posted by ap507 at Oct 24, 2014 01:16 PM |
Route to explore the impact of migration on the city of Leicester
Free walking tour of Leicester with professional photographer

© Kajal Nisha Patel from the series 'Trade'

An alternative walking tour with professional photographer Kajal Nisha Patel exploring the influences of migration on the makeup of the city of Leicester will take place on Monday 3 November from 2:00pm, starting at the School of Museum Studies on University Road and lasting approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

The route follows Leicester’s rich industrial and cultural heritage, stopping at locations including New Walk, River Soar, Great Central Street and the Old Central Train Station.

The School of Museum Studies, working with the Migration Museum Project, has organised the tour as part of a public programme event linked to a dramatic photographic exhibition, 100 Stories of Migration.

Patel is a Photographic Artist, researching colonial and postcolonial legacies of the British Raj, both in India and the UK. Her work is interconnected along the theme of economic migration and cultural displacement. She is particularly interested in the British South Asian experience, with much of her work centred around Leicestershire.

The 100 Stories of Migration exhibition, which features Patel’s work, at the University of Leicester through to 13 February 2015 charts stories of migration and explores and poses questions around the ways in which migration affects us all.

Click here to book a place on the free walking tour on Monday 3 November visit.