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Monday, 31 October, 2011
SikhLens is proud to announce that early bird tickets are now available for the 2011 Sikh Art & Film Festival, taking place from November 18 - 20, 2011 at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.
Friday, 16 September, 2011
A soldier from Coventry has been awarded a prestigious award for his exemplary work in the army and in his community. Lance Corporal Simran Singh was the first Sikh to guard The Queen at Buckingham Palace. Now he's eager to encourage other Sikhs to join the army.
Friday, 16 September, 2011
VANGUARD. Britain's first turban-wearing Sikh lawmaker in the country's House of Lords has vowed to dispel prejudices about his religion that have increased in the wake of terrorist attacks on the West in the past decade.
Monday, 12 September, 2011
"Lest we forget..." As Saragarhi Day approaches it once again falls upon all Sikhs to remember and proclaim the bravery of the 21 Sikhs who died in the battle.
Monday, 12 September, 2011
Article by Manreet Sodhi Someshwar, An Ode to the Battle of Saragarhi 12 September is Saragarhi day, the anniversary of the Battle of Saragarhi in 1897. It commemorates the day when a few good men withstood overwhelming odds, and forms an important chapter in British empire's military history and Sikh history.
Monday, 05 September, 2011
Network of Sikh Organisations Press Release Man who brought Guru Nanak to the breakfast tables of Britain is made a Life Peer The NSO is pleased to announce that its Director Dr Indarjit Singh OBE CBE has been honoured with a Life Peerage and will sit as an independent Lord in the House of Lords
Friday, 26 August, 2011
By Divya Talwar BBC Asian Network Going back more than two centuries, nearly 80 historical artefacts are on display in central London at the world's first major exhibition on the Golden Temple of Amritsar, north India.
Friday, 08 July, 2011
At the ripe old age of 100, iconic Sikh marathoner Fauja Singh has one regret. He yearns to read his biography but cannot - he is illiterate. As the book "Turbaned Tornado", penned by Chandigarh-based author Khushwant Singh, was formally launched at the Attlee Room of the House of Lords here Wednesday evening by Lord Anthony Young of Norwood Green and retired judge Sir Mota Singh, Fauja Singh was all smiles.
Wednesday, 29 June, 2011
Meera Syal searches for the hidden paintings which reveal the extraordinary story of a Norfolk Prince. At the heart of the film is the story of Frederick Duleep Singh, son of the Last Maharaja of the Punjab.
Tuesday, 14 June, 2011
He is perhaps the oldest man to have lived to see his biography published. Hundred-plus Sikh-Brit marathoner Fauja Singh's biography 'Turbaned Tornado' is slated for a London release next month.
Monday, 13 June, 2011
The Singh Twins Awarded MBEs in Queen's Birthday Honours List. Internationally-acclaimed, London born, British-Asian, artists, The Singh Twins, have each received an MBE for services to the Indian Miniature Tradition of painting.
Thursday, 19 May, 2011
The Herbert Museum & Art Gallery in Coventry has recently released a promotional video which highlgihts the keys parts of the Museum and its collections. This video however, is unusual as it is in the Punjabi language, with English subtitles.
Wednesday, 18 May, 2011
A new television series aimed at unveiling some of the region’s “hidden paintings” has begun filming in Thetford. The production will spend a total of five days in the town at Kings House, home of Thetford Town Council, the Guildhall and the Ancient House Museum. The film will aim to delve into the last Maharaja of the Punjab, Duleep Singh, and his son Prince Frederick, and how they became inexorably linked with this corner of East Anglia.
Thursday, 10 March, 2011
March 14th marks this years Commonwealth Day when there will be a special commemoration ceremony at the Memorial Gates in London. The gates were erected as a lasting memorial to honour the five million men and women from the Indian subcontinent, including many sikhs, Africa and the Caribbean who volunteered to serve with the Armed Forces during the First and Second World Wars.
Tuesday, 01 March, 2011
After a successful tour in 2010 around schools & venues in the UK, Zeroculture and The Drum bring you this family theatre production from 13th April 2011 - 31st Oct 2011!
Friday, 25 February, 2011
Gupsy Aujla alongside the Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail (ASHT) are proud to present ‘Sher Soorma'. This Project is dedicated and pays tribute to the sacrifices of each fallen soldier who fought bravely during the two World Wars. It was during these wars that thousands of young Sikh men enlisted into the British Army, carrying on a proud tradition of bravery and valour.
Monday, 31 January, 2011
This magnificent turban on display in Room 3 of the British Museum is a rare example of a distinct type known as a dastaar boonga, literally meaning a ‘towering fortress'. This style of turban was worn by a group of Sikhs called Akali Nihangs. These skilled warriors used this type of turban to hold their weapons, including daggers, swords and deadly throwing discs. Some Akali Nihangs still wear this type of turban today as a symbolic representation of this tradition.
Tuesday, 04 January, 2011
Rebel Queen – a thorn in the crown by Herpreet Kaur Grewal - The film Rebel Queen tells the remarkable story of the last Sikh ruler of Lahore – a fearless Maharani who waged two wars against British rule in India. She is an inspiring figure for young Asian women today