South Asian Heritage Month 2023 - Love Camden

Celebrating South Asian Heritage Month in Camden

This month marks South Asian Heritage Month. From 18 July, the date that the Indian Independence Act 1947 gained Royal Assent, to 17 August, Partition Commemoration Day, the Borough of Camden will join the country in celebrating our many South Asian communities. 

The month is an opportunity to honour, recognise, and appreciate the rich history and cultural legacy of South Asia and its constituent countries, including Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives.

During the celebratory month, the Council will host a range of events, activities, and initiatives that highlight the vibrant traditions, arts, cuisines, and contributions of the South Asian community. The aim is to educate, inspire and promote an appreciation and a better understanding of the diversity of Camden.

Explore the full programme below. 

Camden Libraries celebrate South Asian Heritage Month!

Free events Camden Libraries South Asian Heritage Month
Join your local librarians and invited authors to celebrate South Asian Heritage Month, with free arts workshops, cultural experiences, storytimes and more!

DAYTIMERS Mehfil: An Evening of South Asian Poetry

South Asian Heritage Month 2023 South Asian poetry DAYTIMERS collective
DAYTIMERS, the collective at the heart of the re-emerging Asian Underground, return to Conway Hall presenting an evening spotlighting and celebrating South Asian poetry, spoken word & live music.

Regent’s Roots Festival featuring Akademi

South Asian Heritage Month 2023 Regent Roots Festival Old Diorama Arts Centre
Celebrate Euston's South Asian community through a vibrant mix of performance, dance, circus, workshops, interactive art, inflatables and food, as part of Camden’s South Asian Heritage Month programme.

Rituals & Ruptures – a selection of South Asian films and Q&A

South Asian Heritage Month South Asian film Other Cinemas
A free, day-long film exhibition that explores the rituals that bring South Asian communities together and the ruptures they must face alone. Featuring numerous esteemed filmmakers and a panel discussion.