Other Community Groups

Indian Community Project for Brighton Photo Biennial:

Photoworks is organizing Brighton Photo Biennial,  3 October – 2 November.

One of the exhibitions will show work by two photographers, Kalpesh Lathigra (UK) and Thabiso Sekgala (South Africa).

Although a small group, Brighton’s largest ethnic minority group is Indian, a community with an interesting historical back-story relating to the British Indian Army, whose soldiers fought in WW1 and were temporarily hospitalised at Brighton’s Royal Pavilion.
In Brighton the artists will work in particular with the Gujarati and Punjabi communities across the city and work with our colleagues at Black History Month and the Chattri Memorial Group while also looking at the Indian Military hospital archive at the Royal Pavilion.
The two photographers will be in Brighton from mid July and they are interested in meeting with people in Brighton who are from Indian communities. They would like to meet with them and talk to them about their families, their history and look through family albums together. The photographers will each make intimate portraits of the participants and their communities and tell their stories through images.

Mariama Attah
Programme Curator


Brighton Photo Biennial 2014

Photoworks Annual

Photoworks Membership


Black and Minority Ethnic Community Partnership (BMECP)

The Black and Minority Ethnic Community Partnership website www.bmecp.org.uk provide lots of information regarding health, activities and wellbeing. The elders meet every Thursday 12-3pm for exercise, lunch and gatherings. We are generally lucky as a community that we all try to look after family and friends, the point is there are other organisations that can genuinely help should you feel the need to.

0300 3031171

10a Fleet Street, Brighton, UK

Brighton & Hove Hindu Women’s Group

Women’s support group. Runs monthly meetings & social gatherings.

104 Portland Road, Hove, BN3 5DN

Brighton Malayalee Association

The Brighton Malayalee Association aims at preserving and enriching the cultural heritage of the Malayalee community in and around Brighton & Hove area. BMA was formed in April 2010 with the purpose of promoting and celebrating the rich heritage of Kerala, and to establish a forum to provide an opportunity for it’s members to meet and exchange views and to foster goodwill and friendship with other communities in and around Brighton & Hove.

BMA is conducting numerous programs and activities for our community’s well being and its progress. We try to bring in the tradition and culture through our activities and the events we conduct. The Association provides opportunities and encourages its members to participate and take leadership in all activities to enhance their skills and talents.  BMA’s first Onam celebrations were inaugurated by The Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Geoff Wells, Mayoress Mrs Sally Wells, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords, Lord Dholakia OBE and Lady Ann Dholakia.


University of Brighton Asian Society

The official University of Brighton Asian Society

Chattri Memorial

Dedicated to the Indian soldiers who fought on the Western Front
during the First World War.


Crawley Temple | Gujar Hindu Union

The Apple Tree Centre is a modern multi-purpose meeting place offering a wealth of facilities for business and community use. Opened in 2010 by the Gurjar Hindu Union, a local charitable organisation, the Apple Tree Centre has conference and meeting rooms, sports courts and changing rooms, plus full kitchen and catering facilities. The main Dhamecha Suite (1200 square metres) provides capacity for up to one thousand people, with hire available for every use from private celebrations to business exhibitions and seminars. The Apple Tree Centre aims to provide you with an excellent service at a first class location.


Gujarati Cultural Society

The Gujarati Cultural Society is the society for the Gujarati community in Brighton and Hove.


Indians in Brighton

A closed Facebook Group for Indians in Brighton

Indian Students Society of University of Sussex

This society is run by students, for the student. The society has/will be hosting festivals, melas, Bollywood hits & Favorite film screenings, events and different type of cultural and social activities in the university as well as in the city of Brighton thereby making the students from India feel at home. This is also a common platform for interaction for the international students in Brighton. Celebrations would include different Indian cuisines with a combination of diverse culture of India.



Internations Brighton Group

InterNations is the world’s number one Expat Community online. Brighton Groups meets regularly.


Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Brighton

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Brighton is a Swaminarayan Hindu Temple located in the Portslade area of the city of Brighton and Hove, on the south east coast of England. Inaugurated on the 19th of September 1999, the 10th Swaminarayan temple to be opened in the UK. The temple comes under the ISSO wing of the Swaminarayan Sampraday The Murti Pratishta was done by Acharya Maharajshree Tejendraprasad Pande among chants of vedic hymns. The event was attended by the MP and Mayor of Brighton as well as the Indian High Commissioner in the UK.

Siri Guru Singh Sabha

Sikh Gurdwara in Crawley

25 Spencers Road, West Green, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 7DE

+44 (0) 1293 530 163