The South Asian Heritage Festival

The South Asian Heritage Festival brings together leading British Pakistani and Indian writers and performers plus local businesses and community groups at venues across Calderdale. Calderdale libraries will also feature a displays and events to complement the celebrations.

The festival will begin with a special day of celebration at The Piece Hall on Saturday 16 July which will feature Indian drumming, henna painting, calligraphy arts, face painting, antique Pakistani jewellery, handmade bags and free, fun, family activities in the main courtyard. There will also be a music workshop and readings at Square Chapel over that weekend.

On Saturday 23 July, Square Chapel will host a screening of acclaimed film ‘Lakeer’ followed by a Q&A with the film’s producer, while on the same day, the¬†Victoria Theatre¬†hosts a comedy club with some of the best South Asian comedians on the comedy circuit.

Calderdale’s museums and libraries will feature a number of displays and events to complement the celebrations.

Find a full programme of events here.