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Dove Court multicultural art exhibition

Dove Court Multicultural Art Exhibition

Residents from Dove Court invited students from Bradford College and Bradford University to discover the ancient history and rich culture surrounding Mohenjo-daro, which is located in the Sindh region of Pakistan.

The exhibition was the brainchild of former businessman and Hanover resident Abdul Qayum Shaikh who met the photographer, Professor Ashiq Arbani, at a dinner party during a visit to Pakistan.

Abdul said: 'I wanted to share my heritage with the local community and at the same time show them a side of Pakistan that they had never seen before.'

When he returned from Pakistan, Abdul along with fellow residents from the estate applied for Greenshoots funding, a small grants programme established by Hanover for resident groups to help improve their quality of life and make a difference.

He added: 'The exhibition proved to be a huge success. I couldn’t have pulled this off without the help and support of my friends, neighbours and Hanover.'

Bradford University student Kristine Woodbine said: 'We are thrilled to be a part of this fantastic event and look forward to building links with Dove Court for the future. Many benefits come from working in partnership with our local community and I know that the residents of Dove Court and fellow students had some wonderful moments and lasting memories.'