If you’ve not had a chance to visit The Royal Festival Hall at The Spirit Level, there’s still a chance to do so until 11th May 2010! In the meantime, you can click on the link below for some colourful and moving comments from visitors!
From Southall Postcards to The Southall Story Posse!
“The exhibition was amazing – some of the prints made me teary and some of the displays made me laugh! Wonderful. “
“Lovely exhibition. Heartfelt and powerful images and interesting history.”
“When I was 17 my best friend & I decided we wanted to wear saris so we bussed it from Hanwell to Southall to a fabric shop & got our own lovely outfits. We made our own little tops & wore them to posh balls & parties. This was in the mid 1960s + we were white west London girls from convent schools. We liked to be different. Angela x”
“Unique, unforgettable, inspiring. We really enjoyed, thank you Yuka, Lee.”
“FANTASTIC exhibition, thank you for putting this together. I’m going to visit Southall now.”
“This exhibition brings a lump to my throat. I don’t know what it is – some sort of connection. My parents arrived from India in the 1960s, from Punjab to Gravesend, Kent.
As a child I remember the excitement and buzz of walking around that little slice of Punjab, called Southall.
The photographs of families at the exhibition could be any Indian family in the UK from that period. The similarities are exquisite. I remember watching the bands (Alaap & Heera) at nearly everyone of the many weddings I attended as a child.
I still visit Southall today with my own young children, and I suspect that when they are older, they will inevitably do the same.”
“One of my vivid memories of Southall is during the Sikh festival of Baisakhi, “cruising” in my car with friends decorating the car with orange ribbons with blaring Bhangra music and enjoying the carnival atmosphere. Everyone is joyful and happy no matter which faith you are – Sikh, Muslim, Hindu, Christian. Karimini Kapila.”
And don’t forget the Southall Story exhibition in the Spirit Level is open until 11th May.