33rd Anniversary Year (2005) since leaving Uganda - Please Participate in Events

 

It is now 36 years since we left Uganda, many things have changed in our personal lives as well as in our World in this time. 

There are number of events that will celebrate and remember these events, please participate.

 

1. Revd. Professor Richard Bonney, University of Leicester, is 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) bon@le.ac.uk or contact us for further information.

2. 

  • Testimony Films in Bristol are making the first ever 20th Century history of
    immigation and emigration between the South West of England and the
    Commonwealth. The six part series is being made in collaboration with the
    British Empire and Commonwealth Museum here in Bristol, and will be shown on
    HTV next year. The series will be supported by a major exhibition at the
    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 West of
    England in the exodus, as their experiences and stories are obviously an
    important part of South West history. The HTV region covers roughly
    Gloucester in the North down to Yeovil in the South, and from North Devon
    across to Swindon.

    Pleae contact . Nick Maddocks
    Producer
    0117 9258589

     

  • 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.

    Contact  Emmie Simpson
    Researcher
    Inside Out

    BBC Bristol   Tel 01179746907   emmeline.simpson@bbc.co.uk

     

  • 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  

  • Another BBC 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 If any member passed through one of the following camps in the 1972 exodus from Uganda please contact Jacquie Wain of BBC Radio Devon who is 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 ugandan.asians@bbc.co.uk and my telephone number 01752 234503.

 

  • BBC London 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 e-mail isha.keymistl@bbc.co.uk


    Major 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 colourful
    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, BBC Birmingham Phone: 0121 432 8611
    mailto: aarti.sethia@bbc.co.uk

Please make an effort and contact them today! 

3. KOLOLIAN REUNION LONDON, UK 31ST AUGUST 2002

A REUNION OF THE FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF KOLOLIANS HAS BEEN ORGANISED AT THE AVIATION SUITE, THISTLE LONDON HEATHROW  4.00 PM REGISTRATION

THEY ARE HOPING TO HAVE THE PLEASURE OF THE COMPANY OF THE UGANDA HIGH COMMISSIONER AND THE EDUCATION ATTACHE 

To 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: 

Dave Fick
8012 West 114 Terrace
Overland Park
Kansas, USA
66210-1819
EMail: WhlgEagle@aol.com

 

 

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