Conference examines the role of Bangladeshis in British society

Part of conference programme.

Bangladeshis have been living in Britain since the eighteenth century and they have changed people's eating habits, making curry as British as fish and chips. But despite being one of the largest and most well established minority ethnic groups they are one of the most deprived in terms of health, living conditions and employment. The Sixth Annual Conference on …

Tayeba Begum Lipi at Pi Artworks London

Bangladeshi artist Tayeba Begum Lipi is currently exhibiting at one of Fitzrovia's newest galleries. Running until 31 March 2014, "Never Been Intimate" is on show at Pi Artworks, Eastcastle Street.  Tayeba Begum Lipi, who was born in Gaibandha, Bangladesh, takes everyday objects such as safety pins and razor blades and transforms them into unlikely products. She has previously exhibited at Pi Artworks …

Fitzrovia women contribute art to Hajj exhibition at British Museum

By News Reporters Fitzrovia Bengali Women's Group and teachers and students from the Mary Ward Centre in Bloomsbury have created a decorated textile to be exhibited at this month's highly anticipated Hajj: Journey to the heart of Islam, an exhibition to be held at the British Museum this spring. The long-running Fitzrovia women's group, a …

Fitzrovia – Cycle rickshaw a success at Mela

By Linus Rees A cycle rickshaw reconstructed by Camden community centres and schools drew crowds of people at Sunday's Camden Bangladesh Mela in Regent's Park. Thousands of people gathered in the park on Sunday 4 July for a celebration of Bangladeshi culture. The cycle rickshaw was one of a pair shipped specially from Bangladesh to …

Fitzrovia – Bangladesh celebration in park and museum

By Linus Rees Celebrations of British-Bangladeshi art and culture will take place in Regent's Park and the British Museum after months of preparation by Camden's community organisations. There will be a Bangladesh Mela in Regent's Park on Sunday 4 July, and a week of displays, workshops and other events at the British Museum. This year's …