Indian Soldiers in WW1 – Nicola Benge | Ropetackle Arts Centre

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Spoken Word, Shoreham Wordfest 2018,

Indian Soldiers in WW1 – Nicola Benge

Monday 8th October 2018 - Starts 7.30pm



An event to celebrate Black History Month

Approximately 1.3 million Indian soldiers served in World War One, and over 74,000 of them lost their lives, but history has mostly forgotten these sacrifices.

This hour-long illustrated talk (from both fact and fiction perspectives) explores how the presence of Indian Soldiers hospitalised at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton between 1915- 1916 impacted on the city and the soldiers themselves during the First World War and beyond.

Presented by Creative Director of Strike a Light- Arts & Heritage – Nicola Benge in conversation with author and teacher Umi Sinha, who will read and discuss extracts from her novel, ‘Belonging’.