Helping to transform the intellectual landscape of the Bangladeshi community in the UK and celebrate the amazing British diversity

B r i c k  L a n e  C i r c l e


Brick Lane Circle invites you to join their latest project completion celebration

20 April 2015 | Rich Mix | 6.30

Come and join us to pick up your FREE book, and enjoy live music, comedy and vegetarian bites from various parts of the world which has now become part of London.

The book offers a wonderful glimpse of the Eritrean, Thai, Ugandan, East African Indian, Bengali, Pashtun, Moroccan, Uyghur and the East End Jewish communities from London.

Event line up:
Comedy: Patrick Monahan
Music: ACD Arts - performing East African music
London Uyghur Ensemble - performing Chinese Uyghur music
South Asian Dance performance – artist TBC

All welcome, free entry and advance booking only!
To book your free place email

The Knowing One Another Publication brings together an incredible range of stories from members of London’s diverse communities living in the top twenty first century world city. It is the culmination of a year-long pilot project delivered by the Brick Lane Circle with funding support from the Big Lottery Fund. The project engaged ten volunteers from London's diverse communities to discover and learn more about each other, including their places of origin, through the use of social media, interviews and internet searches. 

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 sought to make positive contributions, through an innovative project, toward improving community cohesion and better understanding between London's diverse communities. Type your paragraph here.
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Knowing One Another

Knowing One Another is a volunteer led research project by the Brick Lane Circle which aims to build better relationships between the various communities that live in London. The  project is funded by the Big Lottery fund and will be publishing a book depicting and informing readers of the various stories of different communities that live in London. By bringing the voices of the diverse  communities of London together in one platform, Knowing one Another aims to challenge the negative stereotypes and prejudices faced by different communities while simultaneously offering a space to share the diverse experiences and stories.

The researchers who reflect the diversity of London are focusing on cultural themes which have   originated in other parts of the world such as  cultural space, traditional dress and food but has been transformed into something new which not  only represents both London and the country of its origin, but also represents the unique relationship between Britain and the community. For e.g.  Chicken Tikka was a British invention by South Asian chefs who were responding to the change in the cultural environment. Although the origin of curry is located in South Asia, the cultural location of Chicken Tikka on the other hand can only be associated with the British South Asian community. Equally many communities in London have reinvented or negotiated with their cultural practices due to the relationship with their environment or with other communities, which was only made possible due to their connection with London and/or Britain.  Each researcher will therefore explore the roots of the themes by connecting with people from other parts of the world via social media, and collecting the voices of the Londoners who are reimagining such themes due to their connection with Britain.

The project also aims to provide members of the London community with the skills and knowledge to promote community cohesion and become a vehicle for social change. Therefore we recruited volunteer researchers from various professional and cultural backgrounds who received training on social media, photography, research methodology and  interpretation. The launch of the book will take place at the beginning of April 2015 in Rich mix.