Through the generations: Tamil oral history project

Through the generations: Tamil oral history project is a one-year oral history project narrated and conducted by different generations of Tamils in London.

The project uses oral history, documentary film and social media to capture and communicate the stories of the Tamil-speaking people of the island of Sri Lanka, and their descendants, who migrated to London between 1958 – 2009.

Tamil generations website now online

Race on the Agenda (ROTA) and the Tamil Community Centre, Hounslow are delighted to announce the launch of the Through the generations: Tamil oral history project website.

Visit the website here is a multimedia record of the one-year Tamil oral history project conducted and narrated by different generations of Sri Lankan Tamils in London.

The film vignettes, interview snippets and images featured on the site recast some of the...Read more

Tamil oral history project exhibition dates extended

For those who were unable to make it to the Tamil oral history project exhibition at Hounslow Library, we are delighted to announce that the Tamil Community Centre will be hosting the project exhibition between 28 January and 8 February.

The exhibition will be open Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Tamil Community Centre, Hounslow. The exhibition will be closed on Wednesdays.

York House, 1 York Road Hounslow Middlesex TW3 1LA

For further information, please contact or 020 8570 7750...Read more

Tamil oral history project exhibition dates confirmed

Free Entry

Paul Robeson Theatre Cafe, 1st Floor, Treaty Centre, High St, Hounslow TW3 1ES Parking and Access Information

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Exhibition Opening Hours

Wednesday 16 January, 12:00 - 17:00

Thursday 17 January, 11:00 - 15:30

Friday 18 January, 12:00 - 17:00

Saturday 19 January, 12:00 - 17:00 (Film Screening from 13...Read more

Refugee Week spotlight on Tamil-speaking migrants

Tamil Community Centre/Tamil Oral History Project Refugee Week programme announced

In 1958 the Tamil oral history project’s (TOHP) first UK story began with an unlikely journey from Colombo to Notting Hill. In a twist of irony, riots in these two capital cities were the (dis)order of the day, bridging the experiences of minority ethnic communities across continents and oceans.

Almost fifty-five years later, Tamil-speaking people are still making the long journey from Sri Lanka to the UK. Between 18 and 24 June 2012, Refugee Week will celebrate the...Read more

Tamil Community Centre women exchange stories of migration for International Women's Day

On 30 March, a Tamil Community Centre women's group hosted a story hour on women and migration to celebrate International Women's Day.

Women in the group came together to share their experiences of life in the UK and reflect on the circumstances for women in their country of origin. Filmed for the Through the generations: Tamil oral history project , the session will be made available in a series of film vignettes on Tamil migration to the UK.

The session has been made possible with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Oxfam and Race on the Agenda.

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தமிழ் மக்களின் குடியேற்றம் தொடர்பாக கூறப்படாத உண்மைக் கதைகள்

நீங்கள் லண்டனில் வாழும் ஸ்ரீ லங்கா நாட்டைச் சேர்ந்த தமிழ் இனத்தவரா? நீங்கள் அல்லது உங்களது பெற்றோர் இலங்கையில் இருந்து பிரித்தானிய நாட்டிற்குக்குடிபெயர்ந்தவர்களா?

அப்படியாயின் உங்களது அனுபவத்தைக் குறிக்கும் கதை பலரது கூறப்படாத அனுபவங்களில் ஒன்றாக இருக்கலாம்.

உங்களது அனுபவங்கள் தமிழ் மக்களின் சரித்திரத்தில் ஒரு முக்கிய பகுதியாகும்.

பிரித்தானிய நாட்டில் உங்கள் வாழ்க்கையை அமைத்துக்கொள்வதற்கு நீங்கள் முகம் கொடுத்த போராட்டங்களை இளம் சந்ததியினர் அறிந்துகொள்வதற்காக இவைகள் எழுத்து மூலமாகவும் ஒலிநாடாக்களிலும் பதிந்துகொள்ளப்படும்.

உங்களது அனுபவத்தைக் குறிக்கும்...Read more

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