Asha June Update

Things are very busy at Asha...

The Striking Women exhibition is now on at Brixton Library. Set up by Dr Sundari Anitha in collaboration with Asha, the exhibition show South Asian women's prominent role on the picket lines in the UK. It will be on until 1st July so do stop in and find out about these womens' remarkable achievements if you are in the Brixton area.

We had a fantastically successful Coffee Morning in May based around 'Beauty Myths'. What is beauty? Who decides? Is beauty important? One of our very talented Asha residents led a brilliant make-up workshop and we discussed what beauty means to us individually. We all had a lot of fun and there were lots of interesting opinions on this issue.


'Unsung', a new play based on a Rabindranath Tagore short story is premiering at the Dartington Tagore Festival.

Ash and Joy are spirited newlyweds; Rana and Megh are struggling to tolerate each other’s company. But when outside forces push the family to its limits, there are sacrifices to be made by all.

Featuring live Bengali music and song, Unsung is a re-imagining of Shasti, one of Rabindranath Tagore’s most haunting short stories. Set in modern day London, its outcome is a reminder how far we will go to protect those we love..

Directed by Mukul Ahmed

Written by Ayndrilla Singharay

Supported by Asha, the play explores how gender based violence manifests itself in different ways today but is no less present and destructive than in Tagore's time.

12.00 Sunday 30th June, Studio 31 (Tickets £8, £5 concessions)

 Tagore Festival 28th – 30th June 2013 | The Elmhirst Centre, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon