Storying Sheffield

Living Histories: Roshni Asian Women’s Centre

The Living History project visited Roshni Asian Women’s Resource Centre in Sheffield, which predominantly offers advocacy, recreational and empowerment services and workshops to women from the South Asian subcontinent. The day we visited the project was just after Eid-ul-Adha, so this turned out to be a fun gathering for the women. A number of the participants have migrated to the UK over the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and right up until the present day, usually to join family members. The songs and the language you hear in the audio are songs from the South Asian heritage, sung in Urdu or Hindi.

These stories are part of the ‘Displaced Migration: Living Histories project’ – a project by Element Society, and in partnership with Storying Sheffield at University of Sheffield, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Element Society is a youth charity based in Sheffield delivering development, social action and enterprise programmes to young people and vulnerable adults.

These stories and the learning resource can be found at:

Element Society –

Storying Sheffield –

Sheffield Archives –