The Handsworth Times


It is 1981 and Handsworth is teetering on the brink of collapse. Factories are closing, unemployment is high, the National Front are marching and the neglected inner cities are ablaze as riots breakout across Thatcher's fractured Britain. The Agarwals are facing their own nightmares but family, pop music, protest, unexpected friendships and a community that refuses to disappear all contribute to easing their personnel pain, and that of Handsworth itself.

The Handsworth Times is a story of loss and transition, and pulling together because ultimately, there is such a thing as society.

September 2016