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Do You See What I See?

March 14 - November 7, 2020
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Do You See What I See? Nepalese Community

Sat 14th Mar 2020 to Sat 7th Nov 2020 - All Day


We are lucky to have a large Nepalese community within Maidstone.

Working closely with them, this exhibition explores the differences between Maidstone and Nepal through their eyes.

FREE entry

When I Remember Back

This beautiful book was created by Mrs Pabitra Ale from the Maidstone Gurkha Nepalese Community.

Click here to see a video of this book.

Here is an explanation of her book in her own words:

“British Gurkha children came in the UK since 1997 with their army dad and brought up here. They spent their first ten years life in the UK and settled  here with their parents. I have tried to illustrate their life back in Nepal then how they settled in the UK.

I think it will help our children to understand about their background where they came from and who they were. I have tried to illustrate by using my  hand painting instead of using many words.

Many thanks to Maidstone Museum team, without their help, I could not paint and form this book about Nepalese Gurkha children history. The museum gave a chance to Nepalese Gurkha Community to display our traditional and cultural items for 3 months in the museum.”

Mrs Pabitra Ale, March 2020

As promised here are the recipes from Pabitra’s book for you to download and enjoy.