Sangam Festival

A Celebration of South Asian Heritage

18 July-17 August

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Sangam Festival

Sangam Festival is a community festival celebrating South Asian arts, culture and heritage. Our aim is to bring people together to enjoy heritage and multi-arts events in a spirit of celebration, positivity and harmony.

Sangam Festival takes place from 18 July – 17 August, with events and activities held online and in venues and outdoor locations across Kirklees. Visit our What’s On page for the full programme of events.

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“Sangam Festival is such a great celebration of South Asian heritage, arts and culture. I am so proud to represent a diverse region, and from attending the festival in the past I know just how important it is for our area, bringing people together and showcasing the very best we have to offer.”

Tracy Brabin

Mayor of West Yorkshire

Who

Inclusive and representative. Sangam Festival is for people of all South Asian backgrounds – and for anyone who would like to immerse themselves in the rich history and cultural heritage of South Asia.

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Where

Events and activities take place online, in indoor venues and at outdoor locations in Huddersfield, Batley, Cleckheaton, Dewsbury and across Kirklees.

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What

From activities for children and families to music and dance, books and poetry, talks, workshops, heritage trails, exhibitions and more – Sangam Festival has something for everyone.

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When

Sangam Festival takes place during South Asian Heritage Month: 18 July to 17 August.

“The word ‘Sangam’ means to come together – and our aim for Sangam Festival is to bring people of diverse backgrounds together and promote community cohesion, while celebrating the rich and varied history of South Asian people, our language, arts, culture and heritage.”

Qaisar Mahmood

Sangam Festival Director

Our Supporters

Sangam Festival is run by social enterprise Communities Together and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants.

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