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Freedom & Independence Theatre Festival: Bengali History Walk by Swadhinata Trust

By 29th November 2021Current Events

Wednesday 17 November  2021


at Altab Ali Park

£8/£5 concessions

It was SOLD OUT!

The annual Banglatown walk and talk for anybody interested in Bengali migration and settlement in the East End of London.

It is an opportunity to learn about the Bengali community’s history and heritage and to find out about the lives of local people with diverse backgrounds, values and customs.

The experiences of Bengalis in the East End highlight both the value of multiculturalism and the tensions it creates.

The walk/talk led by Swadhinata Trust looks at the legacy of the British Empire, migration from the British Indian sub-continent and ex-colonies that continued throughout the twentieth century after partition by Bengalis.

This year to mark the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independance, a story teller, Shamim Azad, musician Amith Dey and Stephen Watts, a poet joined us this year’s walk to add a new dimension to this engaging, interactive slice of local history.

Meeting point: Shahid Minar (Martyrs Monument), Altab Ali Park, Adler Street/Whitechapel High Street

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