A fantastic celebratory launch event, 25th Jan at Wolverhampton Art Gallery !

The opening of the Apna Heritage Archive launch event on 25th January 2018 at Wolverhampton Art Gallery was a moment for me personally to savour and I believe will Iive long in the memory. So pleased that so many Punjabis which comprised of many of the participants and volunteers turned out to celebrate the launch of this inaugural archive in the City's main art gallery of Wolverhampton. It was cold outside but blazing hot inside with excitement, joy and gratitude from Punjabis from all backgrounds faiths and ages! There were so many others from arts based institutions up and down the country as well as regionally that came out to support. It was a rollercoaster ride setting this up in December but very thankful to the technicians  at Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Exhibitions Manger Tess Radcliffe of making sure it was alright on the night and it was! We had 5 speakers from our partners including the Heritage Lottery Fund and a very articulated speech about the archive and exhibitions importance from our main speaker and confidant the brilliant Bobby Tiwana! Thankful to all who helped make this a night to remember! - Anand Chhabra

 Launch Event at Wolverhampton Art Gallery was packed out as community came to celebrate

Launch Event at Wolverhampton Art Gallery was packed out as community came to celebrate

 Wolverhampton Magazine, double page feature in March 2018 edition/ Exhibition Launch Event

Wolverhampton Magazine, double page feature in March 2018 edition/ Exhibition Launch Event