The program was established in loving memory of Harjit Kaur Sidhu (nee Gill), devoted wife, mother, and strong advocate for education, Punjabi culture and language, and women’s issues. Every year, the program features a keynote address or performance, awards for a local writer and student-contest winners, and student performances. This year, the program takes place in association with an Arts-based workshop with the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies; students will create and perform at the workshop (May 2-4).
The Sidhu Program will follow by one week, with a performance on May 13 evening in Delta featuring two short plays with Samuel John and selections from the Workshop (to be determined after the workshop).
Sunday, May 7th, 2017
Luna’s Voice: Exploring the Punjabi Narrative Puran Bhagat
Dorothy Somerset Studios (6361 University Blvd.)
Saturday, May 13th, 2017
Kahani da Rangmanch: A Theatre of Stories
Dulatti (The Hidden Power)
Ghasea Hoea Aadmi (Worn Out Man)
North Delta Secondary School (11447 82nd Ave, North Delta)
With awards for student essay contest winners and a local Punjabi-language author and highlights from the May 7 event.
Made possible with the generous support of the Sidhu Family, UBC Asian Studies and the Department of Theatre and Film, and the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.