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A Season of Bangla Drama festival in Tower Hamlets
Friday 2 November, 2018 @ 8:00 am - Sunday 25 November, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
This year’s Season of Bangla Drama, a festival of dance, music and theatre, returns to Tower Hamlets from 2-25 November in a celebration of Bengali culture, gender and identity.
Twelve theatrical productions across four venues will explore politics, history, fact and fiction in a variety of traditional and contemporary performances, which are all relevant to the diversity of east London from a uniquely British Bengali perspective.
The events run across four different categories, including women, freedom, national identity, comedy, tagore and relative values which will be explored through a series of performances, movies, comedy and activities for and by children.
One hundred years on from the vote, this year’s season of Bangla sees a celebration of womanhood with female characters in key roles.
Some of the highlights include: Floating Hearts – a play that portrays the lives of five ordinary women who face profound challenges through society’s expectation.
Woman: An Altered Image – is another Bengali play that exposes the social, cultural, and psychological conflicts faced by women, particularly through marginalisation, prostitution and human trafficking.
This festival of drama incorporates women in many leading roles and aims to be relevant to the cross-cultural influences of British Bengali life in 21th century East London.
A Season of Bangla Drama provides a platform for writers, actors, directors and producers, as well as being an opportunity for people to find our more about Bengali culture.
Fees, locations and times vary so check Tower Hamlets official website for more details.