The University of Exeter's British South Asian Theatre project charted and disseminated the cultural history and heritage of British Asian theatrical practitioners, enriching appreciation and preserving the heritage of British Asian theatre, partly by enabling theatre professionals to possess their own history more securely.
Research findings were presented as part of industry debates, informing theatrical development. This led to a further research project, The Southall Story, which is documenting the cultural history of the art forms and political movements among the British Asian communities in Southall.
The project also included a touring exhibition and performances, emerging from The Southall Story, in India and Thailand.
These projects are preserving and disseminating this public history through a public digital archive, and series of community and arts events in the UK and internationally.