University set to host Sikh Exhibition

The University of Wolverhampton are inviting members of the public, staff and students to take part in a series of events in relation to Sikh beliefs.

The event is set to take place at the University’s City Campus, in the Harrison Learning centre from June 9 to June 13 2014. 

The exhibition will showcase the main tenets and principles of the Sikh faith and how these are translated into the everyday lives of contemporary Sikhs. 

Vice Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer, will open a series of workshops on the 12 June for everyone to get involved and embrace the culture.

Workshops will be held in the Students Union with a range of activities such as; turban tying, henna decoration, and dhol workshops by a highly acclaimed Midlands artist. 

With Wolverhampton having the 2nd largest Sikh population outside of London, the University hope to attract a number of visitors.

Jas Uppal, Head of Recruitment and Marketing said: "The University is delighted to be hosting this exhibition to celebrate the cultural diversity we have within the University and Wolverhampton itself.

“We hope the public take the opportunity to visit the exhibition and learn something new about the Punjabi culture.”

Guests will also be able to try a range of refreshments, including traditional Punjabi samosas.

Guided tours will also take place during the event, for more information contact Jas Uppal.

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For more information please contact Danielle Taylor in the Media Relations Office on
01902 322448

Date Issued: 4 June 2014

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