True Form Projects

@ Junction Works


An image showing the inside of the Oriental Star Agencies music shop ini Balsall Heath, Birmingham, with 'East in West', written in yellow text, over the image.

A mini museum will be set up showing and playing part of the current archiving project of the largest south asian record collection in the UK. In 1970 Mohammed Ayub founded Oriental Star Agencies in Birmingham. This record store and label became one of the most influential and important parts of South Asian history and diaspora in the UK and worldwide.

Before the store had to close in 2017, True Form Projects rescued much of the record collection and other artifacts to archive them and keep them protected for future generations. As part of a 3-year National Heritage Lottery Funded project, they are archiving over 3000 records and will be collecting memories of the music and culture contained in these important records.

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Junction Works

106-110 Fazeley Street
B5 5RR