Identify Yourself – Certificate

Series nameTheatre

This is an image of the certificate awarded to the participants of a Sampad youth drama project entitled ‘Identify Yourself’. The project brought together young people from the Waverley and Holte Schools along with the Bangladeshi Youth Forum. Each group’s work focussed on the issues of identity, place and culture and encouraged the youth to express how they felt about their sense of identity. The half-term workshops culminated in performances which were held at the City of Birmingham Symphonic Orchestra in the city centre in November 2001.

Date of Creation / Publication04-Nov-01
Associated Person/ OrganisationRay, Piali
Collection and Reference NumberSampad Collection (GB 2661 SA)
Catalogue NumberSA/THE/12
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.
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