This landscape photograph depicts Bisakha Sarker, illustrating storytelling and dance at Sampad’s literature event at ‘mac’ Birmingham, entitled ‘Baato Bachho Ki’ in November 1998. The programme included presentations by authors from the sub-continent and Britain, as well as readings and group sessions focussing on children’s and south Asian literature written or translated into English. This event was held in association with the Birmingham Readers’ and Writers’ Festival.
|Date of Creation / Publication||1998|
|Associated Person/ Organisation||Ray, Piali|
|Collection and Reference Number||Sampad Collection (GB 2661 SA)|
|Copyright||The Creator and/ or the associated|
|Access to originals||The originals belong to Sampad|
|Series notes||Sampad's literature activities fall into three areas of work; storytelling, writing and reading. Sampad endeavours to provide development programmes for south Asian writers and storytellers in the Midlands. Sampad has held several book launches, scriptwriting workshops, literature conferences and has participated in national library and book tours.|
|Collection notes||Sampad was founded in 1990, under the directorship of Piali Ray OBE. The arts organisation was established to strengthen the infrastructure of South Asian arts in the West Midlands and Birmingham region. Due to Director Piali Ray's background as a dancer, this south Asian arts development agency has retained its strengths in dance, however its current remit is much wider, covering cross art forms of music, theatre, crafts and literature within education and community environments.|