Come and celebrate South Asian Heritage Month at Watersmeet

Press ReleaseUpdated: 10 July 2023Community and living
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An event that seeks to commemorate, mark, and celebrate South Asian cultures, histories, and communities within Three Rivers District is to be hosted next month.

Watersmeet Theatre in Rickmansworth is set to host a night full of dance, music, and literature that celebrates the South Asian communities on Tuesday, 8 August. The event is hosted by Three Rivers District Council in partnership with One Vision and South Asian Heritage Association.

This is in celebration of South Asian Heritage Month (SAHM), which is held from 18 July to 17 August to honour, recognise, and appreciate South Asian history and culture, as well as the rich cultural legacy of South Asian countries, and celebrate the existence and legacy of individuals with origins in South Asian countries.

Attendees will initially be welcomed to the event at Watersmeet and then be floored with over an hour of performances, such as Bollywood dance, Qawwali, Kathak, traditional Bharat Natyam and Bhangra.

People from the South Asian heritage background will also be commemorated at the event. A thank you note and closing remarks followed by refreshments will close the evening just before 8pm.

Three Rivers District Council Leader Sarah Nelmes said: “SAHM gives us the chance to thank those from South Asian backgrounds who contribute enormously to our society and community as well as make Britain great.

“Arts, culture, and legacy events that celebrate SAHM, like the one in Watersmeet, are a great way to learn more about the rich and diverse South Asian heritage that not only shaped their respective countries but the UK too.

“Anyone is welcomed to attend the free event to learn more about South Asian heritage.”

Enoch Kanagaraj, Founder & CEO of One Vision said: “As a member of the South Asian community I am pleased that we are celebrating South Asian Heritage Month in Three Rivers District and marking the month by hosting this event at Watersmeet.

“I am proud that we’re supporting the community by amplifying our voices and shining a light on how much of our world today has been influenced by South Asia.”

You can click here to book your place.