British Asians and the art of diversity


Ethnic minority Talent is increasingly Finding a place in mainsTream culture Eastern Eye’s inaugural Arts, Culture and Theatre Awards (ACTAs) on May 22 at the Royal Festival Hall appeared to fill a real void in the lives of British Asians. “I’m surprised no one thought of doing something like this before,” was a typical comment at the Southbank Centre event. But this was probably the right time to recognise British Asian artistic talent. When I was an undergraduate, one of my jobs was to get speakers for the university’s India So- ciety. But we were not exactly spoilt for choice…

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