Stories of 1971: Journeying back
26th March 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the Bangladesh war, struggle and subsequent Independence. East London is home to a vibrant and dynamic British Bengali community who, with strong cultural and familial ties, were deeply impacted by these events. Against a backdrop of 1970s East End revolutionary spirit, many local people were vocal and active in solidarity action to support the movement.
In collaboration with Swadhinata Trust, throughout the year, we will be delivering a series of activities that spotlight stories and experiences of local people, celebrating this rich heritage.
Want to Volunteer?
We are looking for motivated volunteers who may have an interest in local history and heritage.