is now 33 years since we left Uganda, many things have changed in our personal
lives as well as in our World in this time.
are number of events that will celebrate and remember these events, please
Professor Richard Bonney, University of Leicester,
making a TV program on the Ugandans that have settled in Leicester,
UK. please contact him directly if you would like to participate in the
making of this TV program 116 2522800 (Phone)
or contact us for further information.
Testimony Films in Bristol are making the first ever 20th Century
immigation and emigration between the South West of England and the
Commonwealth. The six part series is being made in collaboration with
British Empire and Commonwealth Museum here in Bristol, and will be
HTV next year. The series will be supported by a major exhibition at
Museum, together with a schools educational pack and a book.
We actually made an oral history film for the Museum last year,
which is on
permanent display there. One of the interviewees was a very successful
Ugandan Asian who now lives in Leicester.
They would like to contact Ugandan Asians who came to the South
England in the exodus, as their experiences and stories are obviously
important part of South West history. The HTV region covers roughly
Gloucester in the North down to Yeovil in the South, and from North
across to Swindon.
Pleae contact . Nick Maddocks
BBC is doing
a regional programme in Bristol about Ugandan Asians who came to
Britain in 1972/73. People who might have come to camps in the western
region i.e. Wiltshire or Yeovil can take part.
Bristol Tel 01179746907 firstname.lastname@example.org
The BBC is
looking for successful Ugandan Asians who left the country with less than
$100 and have now made it big in their own right to make a TV
documentary. So if you think you fit this criteria or know somebody
who does,. please contact us and we will get you in touch with the
appropriate BBC staff.
The BBC is
also looking for Ugandan and Kenyan women to interview for Radio
programs. So if you arrived in the 60-70's please contact Hugh
Levinson, BBC World Current Affairs Radio. Tel 020 8752 6203
initiative is being headed by Sharon Peach, BBC Diversity Unit, Birmingham
(Tel 0121 432 8696) and she would like to hear from Ugandans who left due
in the exodus or born later. She would like to make a series of radio
reports on all aspects of our life since arriving in UK.
- Ugandan asian refugees at Plaisterdown and Heathfield
member passed through one of the following camps in the 1972 exodus from
Uganda please contact Jacquie Wain of BBC Radio Devon
researching this time and events. She is keen to hear what became of them
and about their memories of the era and the county. Please help her mark
this important but now largely-forgotten (in Devon) moment in the county's
history: Without your help she can't do it! Her e-mail address is
and my telephone number 01752 234503.
will be covering the 30th anniversary of the Ugandan Asians that
were forced to leave Uganda. They are looking for London based Ugandan
Asians who have strong links with Uganda in the following ways:
- Still have a strong sense of Africa being their home.
- Perhaps have/had a personal relationship with a black Ugandan; a
relation, husband, wife, friend etc.
- Ugandan-Asian elders that have younger relations from different cultural
or ethnic backgrounds e.g.. black grandchildren.
- Cook Indian-Ugandan African food.
- Speak Ugandan Asian-African dialects.
- Personal pictures and family albums and film of life in Uganda
-Letters which show a Ugandan Asian and African relationship.
Guests and contributors must be London based, and need to be available
from the 16th of September until the 21st September .
Please contact: Isha Keymist at BBC LDN Tel 20 720 89642 or
BBC documentary currently being developed as three part series
covering the history of Asians in the UK. The second programme covers the
period of the late 1960s through the early 1980s, starting with the
arrivals of Asians from Kenya to the Southall riots and Handsworth riots.
A major focus in the program however will be on Asians from East Africa,
particularly Uganda with the expulsion ordered by Idi Amin, and their life
stories once they arrived in the UK. They are trying to gather as many
stories as possible regarding the resettlement of East African Asians in
the UK and their lives since 1972. The stories don't have to be solely
about hugely successful families, although those stories can paint quite
stories. We are ideally looking for individuals who have a real story to
tell and whose experiences and memories heavily reflect and encompass the
sentiment of the time and the essence of the East African-Asian experience
in the UK.
Please contact Aarti Sethia,
Phone: 0121 432 8611
an effort and contact them today!
REUNION LONDON, UK
REUNION OF THE FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF KOLOLIANS HAS BEEN ORGANISED AT THE
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ARE HOPING TO HAVE THE PLEASURE OF THE COMPANY OF THE UGANDA HIGH
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Book Tickets Please visit their Web Site http://www.totallyafrican.com/Kololian
4. Dave Fick is preparing a
book "Africa: The Continent of
Opportunity in the 21st Century" and
would appreciate your suggestions for entrepreneurs successful in Uganda
that he might profile in his new book. He would also appreciate your
comments concerning how to best create economic environments and
opportunities for skilled, innovative, and passionate entrepreneurs in
Uganda to successfully implement their ideas, achieve their dreams, and
bring benefits to their communities. In recognition of everyone's
continued support, royalties due to him for the sales of "Africa: The
Continent of Opportunity in the 21st Century" will also be signed
over to Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders to support
medical relief missions in Africa (www.doctorswithoutborders.org). Please
write to him:
8012 West 114 Terrace
If you know of other Anniversary events please let know.
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