Fans line-up to get a signed copy of Qureishis new book ‘The Last Word’. Photo courtesy of Asia HouseYiyun Li and Tash Aw sign copies of their books. Photo courtesy of Asia House

Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival 2014 – Press

We were delighted to support the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival, the only UK festival dedicated to pan-Asian writing for the first time. The 2014 programme was framed around the theme of Changing Values Across Asia, and offered a unique mix of literary talks, performance, topical debate, humour, cookery, Tai Chi and family events. Renowned authors, performers and thinkers from the UK and across Asia presented the events.

Below is a selection of publications where the Festival was covered.


DESIblitz

Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival 2014
5 May 2014, Aisha Farooq

Dr Alka Bagri – “We therefore hope that our [Bagri Foundation’s] support will allow Asia House to continue its work broadening young minds and inspiring new audiences with the best emerging writing from Asia.”

Read the full article here:


The Tanjara – Blog

Asia house Bagri Foundation Literature Festival 2014 announces programme
3 March 2014

‘The Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival this year extends its youth engagement programmes with two-day writing workshops and author visits in 6 London area schools and 6 others across Newham, Manchester, Leicester and Birmingham aiming to reach 300+ students.’

Read the full blog post here:


Eastside Educational Trust

Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival – Exploring Writing From An Asian Perspective

‘Over 300 young people from schools across England (in London, Manchester, Leicester and Birmingham) are set to discover new writing from across Asia as part of the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival outreach programme’.

Read the full article here:


The Bookseller

Bagri Foundation to help Asian festival grow
14 January 2014, Sarah Shaffi

Asia House chief executive, Michael Lawrence – “With the generous support of the Bagri Foundation we [Asia House] will be able to reach out to even more schools and libraries throughout the UK”.

Read the full article here: