Queen Mary University of London is a key partner on this year’s exciting festival which aims to celebrate Bangladeshi heritage in a creative and accessible way.
A few events from the programme
The play tells the story of the life and work of the most revered modern Bengali poet, a cult figure Jibanananda Das (1899-1956), born and bought up in Bangladesh, but unfortunately hardly known to the outside world.
Date09/11/2022Location: ArtsOne Pinter Studio QMUL Mile End Road E1 4NSA playwright tries to save her theatre with a controversial play. Will it work? YOU get to decide!
Date11/11/2022Location: Brady Arts and Community Centre 192-196 Hanbury Street London E1 5HUA play, about a seemingly innocuous method to make rice, takes the audience through the Bengal famine 1943-44.
Date13/11/2022Location: ArtsOne Pinter Studio QMUL Mile End Road E1 4NSThe history of 1952s language movement comes alive in a unique craft-making and poetry translation workshop.
Date15/11/2022The Banglatown walk and talk is for anybody interested in Bengali migration and settlement in the East End of London.
Date20/11/2022Location: ArtsOne Pinter Studio QMUL Mile End Road E1 4NSUsing their words, young people in Tower Hamlets will commemorate 70 years of the Bangladesh language movement, using their own creative writing skills to mark this anniversary of cultural independence.