Documentary Screening "A Home Away from Home'': The India Club
Established in 1951 to ‘promote and further Indo-British friendship’ and virtually unchanged, the India Club has a rich social history as a key focal point for the Indian subcontinent’s diaspora in London. Join us at the India Club, on the 18th of September, for a documentary screening and panel discussion with some of the people connected to this iconic place on the Strand.
The National Trust’s recent oral history project and exhibition A Home Away from Home: the India Club documented the rich social history of this iconic club, which became a focal point for a growing British South Asian community in London and gradually extended to a larger community of writers, artists, journalists, academics and students.
As part of the project, a series of documentary portraits were produced by Chocolate Films, featuring six people with strong links to the club’s history. This year, as part of Heritage Open Days, the National Trust and the India Club will be hosting a special screening of these documentary portraits alongside rarely seen archival footage relating to South Asian migration to the UK. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with some of the people connected to this iconic club on the Strand.
Location: India Club, 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA
Date: Wednesday, 18th September 2019
Timings: 19.00 – 20.30