British ships first reached Gujarat in 1608, transforming the destinies of the region’s people and also the fabric of British society in the process: over half of British Indians originate from Gujarat. Join photographer, film-maker and writer Tim Smith as he talks about his latest exhibition and book, ‘India’s Gateway’, which reveals the extraordinary stories of Gujarat and Mumbai as age-old centres of trade and migration and focuses on their links with Bradford and Britain.

Yorkshire communities are the inspiration for many of Tim’s projects, exploring relationships between Britain and people overseas, and surveying issues of migration, culture and identity. This illustrated talk features stories from British Gujaratis, celebrating Gujarati heritage and showing how our own communities here in Yorkshire are tied to this intriguing, faraway place.

 

About The Artist

Tim Smith

Tim Smith is a photographer, film-maker and writer. He’s based in Yorkshire where the region and its diverse communities have provided the inspiration and the impetus for his many national and international projects. Many of these explore relationships between Britain and people overseas, surveying issues of migration, culture and identity. He is the author (with Irna Imran) of ‘Home from Home: British Pakistanis in Mirpur’.