In the NBHD: Bangladesh@50

Ages 5-12, Bangladesh at 50, Community events, Cultural events, Drama, Dance and Performance, Family and children, Free to attend, Local Offer, Music, Summer events, Teenagers, Victoria Park
Tuesday 31st August 2021 (12:00-21:30)
Showmi Das

As part of an incredible three-day programme of entertainment, All Points East’s In The Neighbourhood will be celebrating Bangladesh@50 with a range of free activities in Victoria Park on Tuesday 31 August.

Free events and activities include:

The Bengali Tent, hosted by Rez Kabir

  • Tamarind Theatre resents Rez Kabir, actor and storyteller in Story Legends 12:15 - 13:00 and 14:10 - 14:55
  • Mukul and Ghetto Tigers 13:00 - 14:00
  • Saudha Society of Poetry and Indian Music 15:00 - 16:00
  • Dramatised reading and poetry performance BSK (Bishwo Shahitto Kendro) 16:00 - 17:00
  • Bilingual poetry performance British Bangladeshi Poetry Collective 17:00 - 18:00
  • Talk on Bangladesh@50 by Swadhinata Trust 18:00 - 19:00

Outdoor cinema

  • A screening of Concert from Bangladesh produced by UBIK productions 13:00

Dance Tent

  • Bangladeshi folk-dance workshops. Showmi Dance Company will take you through a journey of traditional Bengali Folk dances all the way to the vibrant world of Bollywood. Come and watch them perform and get involved in the workshops lead by the performers  14:30 – 16:30

 Workshop Tent

  • Bangladeshi doll making with Stitches in Time 12:15 - 19:00

Games Tent

  • Carrom Federation Bangladeshi board game carrom – find out how to play! 12:15 - 19:00


The bandstand gets under way at 3pm with Grand Union Orchestra Bangla Band. Get ready for some Bangladeshi folk song, bhangra and Bollywood brought together with some African and Latin American rhythms, jazz and European harmony.

From 5 – 6pm the bandstand will move to the sound of Britbangla Soundwaves with Ina Khan, Baul M Hussain, Saida Tanni and Hashi Rani

From 6 –  8pm BBC Radio 1 and Asian Network DJ Bobby Friction takes the stage to host Bobby’s Bangla Boom with Nish and Mumzy Stranger.

Entry requirements

Please note that anyone who wants to attend will need a valid COVID Pass to gain entry —  you will need the NHS App on your smartphone or a COVID Pass letter to prove that you are fully vaccinated (two weeks from your second jab); have had a negative PCR or rapid test within the past 48 hours; or, have had a positive PCR test in the last six months.

The council’s vaccine bus will also be at the festival, offering first and second Pfizer jabs. The bus will be there between 12pm and 7pm, Tuesday to Thursday.