In February the Race Relations Resource Centre staged an exhibition and talk about the YRSL project for the Manchester Histories Festival 2012. The event attracted over 45 people from students to local community members and councillors, representatives from Greater Manchester Police Force and the Heritage Lottery Fund. YCA Chairman Gadri Audhali addressed the audience, weaving personal memories and anecdotes with more general information about the history of Yemeni migration to the UK.
Displays included a model reproduction of the ancient city of San’aa , plus tourism photographs of Yemen and traditional handicrafts – jewel-embellished sword cases, leatherwork and embroidery. Visitors could also access material from the YRSL project via computer screens connected to the YCA website and a display of themed posters.