This portrait photograph depicts Bisakha Sarker, illustrating storytelling and dance at a Sampad literature event. The event was entitled ‘Baato Bachho Ki’ and held at ‘mac’ in November 1998. The day’s programme included papers presented by authors from the sub-continent and Britain, readings and group sessions focussing on children’s and south Asian literature written or translated into English. This event was held in assocation 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.|