The airmail letters to his family back home with descriptions of life in a foreign land are keenly anticipated but everything changes with the arrival of an ominous envelope from one of Ali’s friends.
This senseless murder is the catalyst for a mass anti-racist movement from the Bengali community; the first ever seen in Britain, culminating in a demonstration of 10,000 people marching to Downing Street via Hyde Park with his coffin. Though airmail letters are no longer a primary means of communication, the anger conveyed ‘par avion’, and the impact of this senseless murder live on, both for his family and the community at large.
There will be Q & A with writer Julie Begum, director Mukul Ahmed and cast.
This will be followed by a commemorative ceremony at Altab Ali Park, 6pm sharp.
We will be laying wreaths followed by a short site specific performance by actors from The Altab Ali Story.
Doors open 3.45pm, Performance starts 4.15pm + followed by short Q & A
£9.12 – £11.25.