Diary of RIFF Events

Details of Events and Meetings

Some events listed below may be organised by groups other than RIFF. Please contact the group organiser to get further information.

Event Information:

  • Sat
    06
    Apr
    2019

    The Women Who Built The Sikh Empire

    2:30pm - 4:30pmRuddock Performing Arts Centre King Edward's School & King Edward VI High School Edgbaston Park Road Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2UA

    This fascinating lecture was held in Rugby in  October 2017 is being repeated in Birmingham. The lecturer is Dr Priya Atwal (PhD in History at the University of Oxford), who speaks about her research on Sikh History. For the Rugby event all ticket sales went to 'Unite in Virtue' – a charitable organisation which helps those in need and holds a weekly food bank in Birmingham. In doing so we raised ~£600 to help sustain the Food Banks.

    The Sikh community are organising a similar event with the same lecturer (Dr Priya Atwal) who will give a talk/presentation about Women in the Sikh Empire in the 19th and 20th centuries. It will take place in Birmingham at the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre. Tickets, (£5:00) can be purchased on-line here 

    The goal of this fundraiser is to achieve £1000 to go direct to 'Unite in Virtue' in order to start two new Food Banks, one in Coventry and a new one in Leicester. The money will help volunteers buy food, an urn for hot drinks, tables, paper/polystyrene cups, plastic cutlery, plastic containers etc on a weekly/monthly basis.

    To help this event flourish and succeed to its maximum potential, please would you help to publicise and advertise this event by passing on the leaflet that can be downloaded here.

    Thank you.