Bollywood to Birmingham – Photograph of students operating sound equipment

Series nameTheatre

This colour image was taken during Sampad’s 2002 – 2003 ‘Bollywood to Birmingham’ project, where students from King Edward VI Girls and Boys schools participated in the production of a full length Bollywood feature film. The students worked with expert artists and crew in scriptwriting, drama, music and dance. The film, entitled ‘Obsession’, premiered in Bollywood glamour style at a cinema in Birmingham. This image features crew member Harinder Chandan and student Queyen-Bao Hoang, operating sound equipment during the rehearsals.

Date of Creation / Publication2002 - 2003
CreatorCrummay, Trish
Associated Person/ OrganisationRay, Piali; Sampad
Collection and Reference NumberSampad Collection (GB 2661 SA)
Catalogue NumberSA/THE/17
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or the associated
Access to originalsThe originals belong to Sampad
Series notesTheatre is a relatively new area of activity for Sampad, although drama sessions have always played a key role within educational projects and programming. Sampad is currently adopting a new theatre strategy to encourage young British Asians to become more involved in theatre as participants, audiences, practitioners, administrators and producers. To date, Sampad has been commissioned a number of theatre productions, and has also held a conference on South Asian Identity in 1997, which included drama presentations.
Collection notesSampad 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.