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Breaking Ground: Race and Grassroots

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Breaking Ground: Race and Grassroots Community Football

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Breaking Ground: Race and Grassroots Community Football

In 1969, a group of young Asian men were playing football in Spinney Park, Leicester and they decided to start a football club with the help of a local Gurdwara.

The story of the Guru Nanak Gurdwara Football club (GNG FC) from its humble origins as a parks-based team to becoming a thriving community football club and finally to developing its own club centre and grounds is a fascinating but ignored Leicester tale.

Football is a shared communal experience, with a shared communal emotion, great joy, crushing pain and often disappointment. In this respect it shares some commonality to art.

In this exhibition we peel back the significance of grassroots football through the use of archival photographs, newspapers, video, and objects, and examine the role GNG has played in the history of Leicester.

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Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, The Newarke, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 7BY

Tel: +44 (0) 1162254980

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Gallery Dates: (15 Feb 2020 - 31 May 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday11:00 - 16:00

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