In relation to the current exhibition on at Impressions Gallery: 'We Are Here, Because You Were There: Afghan Interpreters in the UK' by Andy Barnham and Sara de Jong, who document the experiences of Afghan interpreters resettled to the UK, Impressions are hosting the event detailed below.


Join Afghan refugee Nahid Hamidi for an inspirational talk, as she shares her experience as a leader within the humanitarian sector, establishing an NGO in Afghanistan, and setting up The Afghan Kitchen in the UK, a pop-up restaurant that supports other refugees who have relocated to Yorkshire.

Nahid Hamidi fled Afghanistan in August 2021 when the Taliban took over. Her husband was an interpreter for the British Army, which made him and his family an immediate target. While in Afghanistan, she was the director of an international charity in the northern province of Badakhshan. It provided food, education, and medical assistance to women and children.

In 2023, Hamidi founded The Afghan Kitchen, a venture of pop-up restaurants that helps fellow Afghan refugees in Yorkshire to access work, while offering a taste of Afghan cuisine to local communities.

Attendees will be able to enjoy Afghan sweets and tea prepared by Nahid.

This is a free event, find out more about this event and how to book here.


 Photo credit: Zoe Wright

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