We are thrilled to announce that we have received Heritage Lottery Funding for an exciting new research and VR project: Empire Soldiers - A South Asian Story.

2018 is the centenary of the end of World War One and is the perfect time to share these amazing stories with a wide audience. Many of the soldiers who fought for Britain in the war came from overseas, including India, and moved to the UK at the end of the war. To commemorate the role of these soldiers, we will work with community volunteers to research the stories of these soldiers and their families. We will then turn this incredible history into the second Virtual Reality film in the Empire Soldiers series.

We need your help:
We are keen to uncover stories from people of South Asian Heritage in Leicester who may have ancestors who fought in World War One. If you have a story to tell, we would love to hear from you.

We are also looking for volunteers to form a research group. Volunteers will attend workshops and research trips about Indian soldiers who fought in World War One. If you’re passionate about heritage or have a story to share, please contact us!

We really hope that you can join us on this exciting new journey and support us along the way!

Paul Long