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Bridges Audio Walk
November 12 - November 22
This is a self-led activity – please follow social distancing guidelines.
Join Dr Radha Kapuria as she leads you into the fascinating world of the musicians and dancers of Punjab. This downloadable audio walk will transport you to the mystical ‘Bridge of the Dancing Girl’ (Pul Kanjri) on the India-Pakistan border near Amritsar, as you walk between Lady’s Bridge and Ball Street Bridge here in Sheffield, England. Navigate the walkways of Kelham Island as you immerse yourself in the storytelling, music and movement of 20th century India. Discover the secrets of characters like Moran, the powerful courtesan wife of Sikh ruler Ranjit Singh, who was known to dance like a peacock. Learn about the musicians who bridged the audiences of two rival nations despite hardened animosity, and reflect on the peace-building role of music in the violent Partition of 1947.
You will be able to access the audio file during the festival by following this link.
Please note: the route of this walk has been created to be accessible. For further information on accessibility please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is part of the hub series organised by The University of Sheffield.
Image © The Trustees of the British Museum.