Bristol Archives: ​​Johnny Kalsi Interview

Listen to a series of interviews with the people that have selected objects within the exhibition Bristol Archives: Empire Through the Lens. The interviewees discuss their object choices, and reflect upon themes within the exhibition. 

Johnny Kalsi, the Artistic Director and Band Leader for The Dhol Foundation drumming outfit, talks about the image Assembling a locomotive, photographed by an unknown photographer for the East African railways and Harbours Administration, Nairobi, Kenya, about 1960.

Please note that the exhibition and interviews contain challenging themes and content some listeners may find upsetting.


Exhibition developed by Bristol Museums. Funded by Arts Council England and Bristol City Council, and the National Cataloguing Grants Programme for Archives. Special thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery. Presented as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival.