BritBangla's continual aim is to raise the Bengali profile, highlight up and coming talents and inspirational BritBengalis. BritBangla is a platform that has been promoting talents and some of the movers and shakers in the community. Profiles of some successful British Bengali achievement stories are on the website.
1. BritBangla Networking Event: Thursday 25 April 2013
25 April 2013
Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: Thai Silk, 94 Isabella Street, London SE1 8DD
(Nearest Tube: Southwark / Waterloo]
To attend: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Book online
BritBangla creates a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in all its events creating an environment for social and professional interaction.
drink on arrival and complimentary thai finger food.
Enjoy a relaxing event networking with your fellow members and guests! Opportunity to meet! mingle! Great way to get together and catch up with each other!
2. Professor Muhammad Yunus Awarded Congressional Gold Medal
3. Bad Weather + Producer Q&A: 18 April 2013
Off the coast of Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal is a tiny 'brothel island' populated by women forced to sell their bodies to men who arrive by the boatload. Each of the women came to inhabit the 100m long and 10m wide piece of land for different reasons, whether through a sister, the need for money, or in search of love and affection, but for all of them it is a life tougher than they could have imagined.
Deepening their troubles is the island's existence at the frontline of climate change, and with the increase of cyclones, floods and soil erosion the prospect of losing their homes, and the island itself, is closer than ever.
Beautifully shot and subverting expectation, Bad Weather is a documentary that carves out a message of hope in extreme adversity.
Followed by a Q&A with producer Carlotta Mastrojanni
More info/Tickets: http://bit.ly/WRf18Q
4. Tanika Guptas Play The Empress at The RSC
Award Winning British
Bengali playwright Tanika Gupta at The RSC with her new play
The Empress' about Asians in Britain.
Uncover the remarkable hidden stories of Ayah Rani and servant Abdul Karim as Tanika Guptas new pay brings Victorian London to life in a way never seen before.
More info/Tickets: http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/the-empress/
Bang, Bang, Bangladesh: 40 years of nation-creation through music
6 March 2013 - 30 April 2013 - Barbican Library
BritBangla Member Saif Osmani, Visual Artist presents a series of paintings and sketches which trace the history of Bangladesh as seen through the poetry and musical influences of Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Hason Raja as well as rural Baul singers such as Lalon Fakir to more contemporary fusion musicians here in the UK. The exhibition explores the role music plays in defining national identity and cultural formation.
Khiyo at Southbanks Alchemy Festival: 16 April 2013
British-Bengali band Khiyo's first live gig since their version of Tagore's 'Amar Shonar Bangla' became national news in Bangladesh. Khiyo is a London-based band that gives Bengali heritage music a modern acoustic sound. The band members have backgrounds that include Western classical, rock, jazz,blues, Nazrul Sangeet, Bengali folk and Indian classical. As part of the Southbank Centre's Alchemy Festival 2013, the band will be performing yet-to-be-heard material from their upcoming album.
The concert will also feature a guest performance by Bangladeshi singer Labik Kamal.
Online tickts booking: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/khiyo-72298>
Members - Spotlight interview
If you want to feature and a great opportunity to profile yourself on our 1 minute interview to showcase the variety of talented members within our profesisonal network. This helps to display the array of strong talent within the network and provides positive role models for the community. Email: email@example.com
Your good news stories - Please share your news stories for our 'BB Members News Update' and a template will be sent to you. Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
to join the BritBangla Team?
Make a difference and be part of it. There's so many ways you can get involved or contribute - BritBangla is about its members - YOU!! Get involved in any aspect of BritBangla's work (attend high-profile events, represent BB on TV, charity, organise events, on-line magazine, write articles and interview members etc) and gain some new skills and a great way to make new contacts/colleagues.
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