‘Be Fearless’. Irene Shamma

Journal / 20.11.16

‘When the forest is gone, life is gone. The music stops and the party is over. To heal our planet from… Continue »

Do Arts and Culture Need a Digital Suffragette Movement?

Lightseekers Talks / 20.11.16

Panel Discussion, ‘Taking the Lead: Do Arts and Culture Need a Digital Suffragette Movement?’ at Rough Trade, Nottingham on Wed 23… Continue »

Activism, Art & Social Change

Lightseekers Talks / 13.11.16

Panel Discussion. 5th Nov 2016, 2pm – 4pm Artists Kajal Nisha Patel and Sunil Shah hosted a panel discussion with… Continue »

Diwali Light

Journal / 29.10.16

I’ve noticed it’s becoming fashionable to celebrate one’s own culture. 3rd, 4th 5th generation seem to be much more self… Continue »

Photography Intro. The Loughborough University

Lightseekers Talks / 10.11.16

A one off Photography session at the University of Loughborough. Mon 14 November 2016, 19:30 – 21:30.

Twenty-Eight Hours

Journal Lightseekers / 11.08.16

After being awarded Leverhulme Artist in Residence in January 2016, I promised myself I would keep a diary and blog… Continue »

💥 ‘Black Feminism & the Politics of WOC in Europe’. Edinburgh, 3rd Sept 💥

Talks / 08.08.16

A one-day symposium. I’ll be sharing some of my latest work & research on the working & domestic lives of British… Continue »

Cultural Fabric Talk. The New Walk Museum; 10th Aug.

Talks / 29.07.16

Cultural Fabric. Wed 10th August 10.30am – 12pm.   I’ll be leading a conversation at The New Walk Museum, drawing… Continue »

Woven Stories, An Intergenerational Workshop

Leverhulme Lightseekers / 18.07.16

Session1. After lots of planning, we just delivered our first workshop to a cohort of women, connected by a personal interest… Continue »

Selected by CVAN for DOCUMENT

News / 10.06.16

A huge amount of respect for non London centric projects that are set up to support emerging artists. A similar… Continue »

Rekha (film)

Art / 08.06.16

These films share an intimate view of British South Asian women’s lives, connected through a shared history of working at… Continue »

Kajal Nisha Patel – Photographer in Flight

Art Press / 23.05.16

The birds in the image towards the end of this article symbolise those who walk with me, those who reject… Continue »

Energy pti

Journal / 29.03.16

Coversations with God

Cookery Workshops!

Journal Leverhulme / 13.05.16

Learn cooking from the masters.   Local British South Asian women will share cooking skills. You will be able to cook, taste… Continue »

New Storytelling Website!

Leverhulme / 17.04.16

First stories now up on the new website which is dedicated to the participatory component of my Leverhulme Artist Residency.From March – December 2016,… Continue »

Royal Photographic Society (video)

Talks / 01.04.16

A lovely opportunity passed onto me by Abbie Trayler-Smith since she was on assignment in Nigeria. The staff and students… Continue »

Chinese Studies PhD reading group (ChiSRA)

Talks / 31.03.16

I was invited by Stephanie Lu (PhD Museum Studies, University of Leicester), to share my work with The Chinese Studies PhD… Continue »

Baby Nilu

Journal / 29.03.16

Jantar Mantar

Journal / 22.03.16

Jantar Mantar Observatory, Delhi as depicted by William Simpson of Glasgow in 1859. Commissioned by Day & Son, one of… Continue »


Journal / 15.03.16

First Entry

Dr Maria Rovisco chairs panel on global migration

Talks / 18.02.16

I will share the stage with:   Mirjam Abigail Twigt (Department of Sociology and Media and Communication, University of Leicester) Ambrose Musiyiwa… Continue »