Friday 1 November 16:00 - 23:00

Kobi Nazrul Centre
30 Hanbury Street
E1 6QR

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Exhibition: Bengali Britain by MMPI

Performing & Visual Arts

Exhibition: Bengali Britain by Migrant Memories & Post-Colonial Imagination, Loughborough University

Exhibition launch Friday 1 November at 4pm

What does it mean to be British Bengali? How do memories of life in Bangladesh and of migration to Britain influence our present? Showcasing a series of photographs that trace the history of β€œBengali Britain”, from the days of the Empire until present day life in Britain, this exhibition, designed collaboratively by the MMPI team and BriBangla members, will address these questions.

These photographs/images have been selected by 2nd and 3rd generations British Bengalis who have been involved in project, and they capture their family histories and the memories of migration which have been passed on from generation to generation, offering a portrait of the cultural history of the Bengali presence in Britain.

Join us for the exhibition launch on Friday 1 November when there will be a short film screening, panel discussion and light refreshments. To reserve your place please register for your free ticket.

Migrant Memory and the Postcolonial Imagination is a research project which explore the legacies of the 1947 Partition of British India for South Asian communities in the UK and the

Important notice: please call the Brady Arts Centre on 020 7364 7900 for opening times for the Kobi Nazrul Centre, as times vary on a weekly basis.

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