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The World’s first Platinum Jubilee Sustainable Sari has earned itself a feature in today’s editions of the The Daily Telegraph and The Times.

 

We are proud to announce our sustainable Sari created by Nutkhut’s co-artistic directors Simmy Gupta and Ajay Chhabra.

This Sari is made from recycled plastic, designed with the help of talented students at Arts University Bournemouth & Candida Boyes, with the final design chosen by internationally renowned designer Paul Costelloe.

We can’t wait for you to see them at The Queen’s Jubilee Pageant as a part of “The Wedding Party”.

Model Ueda, styled by Nutkhut’s Artistic director Simmy Gupta along with her mother Sushma Gupta.

Find out more about Nutkhut’s The Wedding Party at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant here!

 

We’re proud of our relationship with students and graduates of Greenwich University and are pleased to welcome Amelia Kaur Rajasansi to the Nutkhut team, on placement until December.

Amelia is an undergraduate student studying Drama at the University of Greenwich, with a passion for acting and production.

As well as supporting our Diwali activities over the next few weeks, Amelia will be working on a podcast project focussed around climate change and the ways the creative industry can help tackle this.

We’re taking our ethereal Lotus Flower on tour to celebrate Diwali and we’re inviting you to join in the festivities by sending us your photos of the Lotus on Social Media using #NutkhutLotus.

The Lotus flower symbolises enlightenment and new beginnings and has never felt more relevant.

We look forward to seeing you in London and Bradford and sharing the joy and majesty of the beautiful Lotus Flower.

Each year, Girmit Day is marked by the Indo-Fijian community on the 14th May. Girmit Day reflects the shared past of ancestors brought together in distant lands by the British colonial indenture system in Fiji. Girmit Day also marks the birth of the community’s identity and their uniqueness as a diaspora.

To mark Girmit Day this year, the Nutkhut team is engaging in two exciting events on Friday 14th May and we invite you to join us for both:

10am – 11.20am – ‘Going Somewhere’
Celebrating Women of Indian-Fijian Heritage Nutkhut Associate, lawyer Angena Bhagwandeen will chair the partnership event and the discussion will focus on celebrating women of Indian-Fijian Heritage.  It will feature presentations and readings by Nutkhut’s Learning and Engagement Manager Ellie Newland, artist Shivanjani Lal, economist and activist Dr Faiza Shaheen and journalist Rebecca Singh.

Register your free place HERE

12 Noon – Girmit Talks
We’re inviting you to mark Girmit Day with us as we bring together the core team behind the Girmit project, to focus on the work we have achieved and highlight the education toolkit. We will also be launching our graphic novel by Tui Ledua.

You’ll be able to view both events online via our social media channels at 12 Noon, or via our YouTube Channel HERE

If you’d like to learn more about this project you can explore the World of Girmit via www.girmit.world