A pioneer of the Bengali East End, Ayub Ali Master opened the Shah Jalal Restaurant and Coffee House in Spitalfields in 1920. The café became a vital community hub for migrants from the Indian subcontinent, where activists made plans and new arrivals could access information and shelter as well as a taste of home. We are delighted to welcome his grand-nephew Tam Hussein who will recount the story of two Sylheti brothers who arrived in London in 1919 and changed the face of the East End forever.
Book your free tickets via Eventbrite The event will be hosted on Zoom and you will receiving joining instructions 1-2 days before the event.
Bangladesh 50 Years
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the independence of Bangladesh, Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives is proud to present a programme of free online events exploring the connections between the War of Independence in 1971 and the local community here in the East End. All events are free and take place between March and May 2021.