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Fourth annual conference on
STORY OF BANGLADESH & BANGLADESHI PEOPLE, AT HOME AND IN THE DIASPORA
Saturday 17 May 2014, 2.00-7.00pm
Brady Arts Centre, 192-196 Hanbury St, London E1 5HU
Rohingya and their problem
By Nurul Islam, Chairman, Arakan Rohingya National Organisation
Nurul Islam was born in 1948 in Arakan, Burma. Actively took part in Muslim student activities and Rohingya movement while studying in Rangoon University. Worked as the President of the Rangoon University Rohingya Student Association in 1971.
Tears In The Fabric
A Documentary Film
By The Rainbow Collective
The Rainbow Collective: Hannan Majid and Richard York have been working together as documentary filmmakers since graduating (www.rainbowcollective.co.uk, raisingforrana.com)
In Savar, Bangladesh, Razia struggles to raise her 2 grandchildren after losing her daughters in the Rana Plaza factory collapse which claimed the lives of over 1000 garment workers. 1 year after the disaster, TEARS IN THE FABRIC follows Razia as she searches for resolution and answers through protest on the streets of Dhaka, in the education of her grandsons and amongst the rubble and torn fabrics of Rana Plaza.
Palace and Folk: Bengali Music's Past and Present
By Richard David Williams and Priyanka Basu
When Wajid 'Ali Shah, the last Nawab of Lucknow, settled in Calcutta in 1856 he constructed a new musical court. Contemporary staging of “folk” performances post-Partition, performance genres such as Kobigaan have seen a constant debate between “authentic” and “curtailed performances” within the larger rubric of cultural politics in Bengal/Bangladesh.
Richard David Williams is a cultural historian of North India, and researches the interplay between religious traditions, music, and literature. He is currently finishing his PhD at King's College London. Priyanka Basu is a performer (in Odissi dance) and her research interests include Bengali theatre, music, and films, Marxist cultural movements, living ethnographies, and Dance Studies. She is in the process of finishing her PhD at SOAS, London.
The Road to Shapla Chottor: The State, The Academy, The Press and The Human rights Industry
By Puru Miah (The Brethren of Black Lotus)
Brick Lane Circle's events are is designed to help improve our understanding of Bangladesh, the experiences of Bangladeshis around the world and the complexities and challenges faced by the country and its people.
All welcome! Free entry!
For more details or to book a place please contact M Ahmedullah, Secretary of Brick Lane Circle, on 07574224891 or email email@example.com
KNOWING ONE ANOTHER
This is Brick Lane Circle's exciting new project that seeks to engage members of London's diverse communities to discover and learn more about the places of origin of each other, through the use of social media and global internet communication
SECOND OPEN EVENING
Wednesday 25 June 2014, 6.30-8.30pm
Conference Room, Idea Store Whitechapel
321 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1BU
6.30pm: Welcome and refreshment
6.45pm: Introduction and project information
7.00pm: Presentations on sub-regions of three countries around the world and East End Cockneys:
7.40pm: Two group discussion on
1. How British culture, values, institutions and opportunities are influencing changes in lifestyles of migrants
2. How migrants' cultures, values and lifestyles are influencing changes in British society
8.10pm: Feedback from group discussion
8.20pm: Questions, comments and the next step
Do you want to explore new ways of bringing communities together?
Are you interested in learning more about London's diversity?
Do you want to help generate new knowledge to challenge prejudices / stereotypes that cause community misunderstanding / tension?
Do you want to learn new skills, gain fresh experiences and help find creative solutions to London’s diversity challenges?
If the answers to the above are yes then please come to the open
evening and find out more about the project and how you can get involved
London is a very diverse multi-cultural city and the levels of diversity are deepening and widening every day. Diversity brings positive benefits as well as unease and community tension arising from the myriads of cultures and faiths living side by side. The project seeks to make a positive contribution towards improving community cohesion and promoting better understanding between London's diverse communities
For further details about the project or to attend the Second Open Evening please email Muhammad Ahmedullah on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07914119282
BENGAL HISTORY WEEK 2013
6-13 October 2013
Bengal History Week 2013
Sunday 6 October 2012, 3-5pm
East India Company Dockside Walk
(Free but advance booking only. Please email email@example.com for booking)
By Dr Georgie Wemyss. She is the author of The Invisible Empire: White Discourse, Tolerance and Belonging (Farnham: Ashgate, 2009)
Monday, 7 October, 7.00-9.00pm
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1BU
Rabindranath and Jibanananda Re-born
By Joe Winter. He is a poet and school teacher. He taught in London comprehensive schools until the age of 50 when he went to live in Calcutta (Kolkata). There he taught part-time (Calcutta International School), wrote newspaper articles ('The Statesman' of Calcutta), and translated poems and some prose of Rabindranath Tagore, and poems of Jibanananda Das.
Tuesday 8 October, 7-9pm
Jagonari Centre, 183-185 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1DN
Migration from the Bengal delta to Britain - recovering the less known as well as recording the well known
By John Eade. He is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology (University of Roehampton) and Visiting Professor (University College London). He completed a doctoral thesis on Bangladeshi community representation in Tower Hamlets in 1986. Since then he has been researching identity politics, the Islamisation of space and global migration in London. He has published and edited / co edited many scholarly papers and books.
Wednesday 9 October, 7-9pm Jagonari Centre, 183-185 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1DN
Rahimunnesa (1763-1800) and Dilwar Husayn Ahmad (1840-1913): two Great Bengali Scholars
By Muhammad Mojlum Khan. He is an award-winning writer, literary critic and research scholar, and author of the bestselling The Muslim 100 (2008) and The Muslim Heritage of Bengal (2013). He has published many articles his writings have been translated into many languages including Bengali, Indonesian and German. He is a Fellow of Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Founding Director of Bengal Muslim Research Institute UK.
Thursday 10 October, 7-9pm
Kobi Nazrul Centre, 30 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR
Introducing the Heritage Lottery Fund
By Norma Pearson. She is a Development Officer at the Heritage Lottery Fund. She will make a presentation on the Heritage Lottery Fund, followed by a Q&A session. There will be an opportunity to have a one to one with her if you have a project idea that you want to discuss.
All welcome but spaces for one to one is very limited and strictly by advance booking (first come first serve).
Heritage Lottery Fund can help communities and groups discover and share their past, and make life more rooted and interesting.
Saturday 12 October 2013, 2.00-7.30pm
Brady Arts Centre, Hanbury Street, London E1 5HU 2.15pm
Desh bidesh revisited: An exploration of the British Bangladeshi social field
By Benjamin Zeitlyn. He is a lecturer in International Education and Development (University of Sussex). He convenes the Masters in International Education and Development.
CELEBRATION EVENTS FOR THE CENTENARY OF RABINDRANATH TAGORE’S AWARDING OF THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE 1913
The Centenary of Tagore’s Nobel Prize and his Relevance to Today
By Xiaoyu Zhang (Bristi). She gained her master degree at South Asian Area Studies (School of Oriental and African Studies SOAS in London), and her bachelor degree in Bengali Language and Culture from Communication University of China and Dhaka University.
A fully staged reading performance of Tagore's The Post Office
Translated by William Radice
Directed by Valerie Doulton. She is the Artistic Director of The Live Theatre Company. www.theliveliteraturecompany.co.uk
Sunday 13 October 2013, 2.00-9.00pm
The Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6LA
Showcase of recreated British costumes made from muslin fabrics in the 18/19th centuries
Seminar / Panel Discussion on historical Bengal textiles trade and fashion
Speakers details TBC
Short performance on “Fabrics of slavery”
By Rez Kabir, Mustak Chowdhury and others