3 August 2024

Khushi 2024

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    Saturday 3 August 2024 - Oldham Library - 10:30-5pm - Free event - everyone welcome

    Khushi Festival will be taking over Oldham Library- a day packed with performances, workshops, games, music, and happiness!

    We have commissioned three fantastic artists to co-create brand new pieces of work. Poet Nasima Bee has been working with Werneth CHAI; actor and facilitator Perveen Hussain has been working with West Oldham CHAI and the Indian Association; and folk arts and craft visual artist Maryam Hussain has been working with Yuvanis Foundation and a group from Greenhill Community Sports and Recreation Club.

    Here are some of the things you can expect:


    Ghar Ghar Ke Kahani / Household Stories
    by West Oldham Chai Ladies

    The West Oldham Chai Ladies (Women's CHAI Project) have been exploring different stories that can happen in anyone's life. Working with artist Perveen Hussain the group have created a short play called  Ghar Ghar Ke Kahani / Household Stories.

    ‘Every household has their struggles. You are not on your own- everything will be okay!’

    Jeevan Yatra (Life’s Journeys)
    by The Indian Association

    The Indian Association presents Jeevan Yatra / Life’s Journeys, a beautiful short play in which the highs and lows of migration are told through the ladies who lived them. 

    The Indian Association wanted to tell their stories of migration from South Asia and Africa to the UK. Working with artist Perveen Hussain, they have created a beautiful piece which will evoke all your emotions. 

    Storytelling with Zoe
    By Zoe Iqbal

    Join Zoe for some fun tales from across the South Asian diaspora in this short storytelling piece suitable for all the family.



    Piecing together the past 
    By Yuvanis Foundation 

    Young women and girls from Yuvanis Foundation have explored the origins of traditional  South Asian motifs found in fabric, ceramic and wall art. Working with folk arts and craft visual artist Maryam Hussain, the group have created unique mosaic pieces that fit together to form a remarkable masterpiece.

    Cross-stitching stories 
    By Oldham Greenhill Community Sport and Recreation Club

    Folk arts and craft visual artist Maryam Hussain worked with an intimate group of women exploring personal stories and the historical significance of traditional motifs found in the Punjab. Together they have created a patchwork piece representing friendship, support, and the amazing talents and experiences of the Greenhill ladies 



    Beginner friendly writing workshop with Maya

    BeatBoxing workshop with Faz Shah

    Mixed Media Workshop with Fajar Kayani

    Drop in craft sessions

    More details coming soon...


    Khushi is presented in partnership with the Women's Chai Project (Care, Help and Inspire), and Oldham Council. 


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