April 14 is the first day of the festival of harvest where the Bangladeshi community will come together to celebrate Pohela Boisakh. Celebrating the festivities there are various events taking place in London. We tell you which ones you can catch.
Boisakhi Mela 2016
The annual Boisakhi Mela 2016 in London will have a multitude of food stalls, rickshaw rides and colourful floats to welcome the Bengali New Year. London Brick Lane will be home to the celebrations with conventional costumes, Bengal tigers and ethnic rituals can be abundant.
Date: 22nd May 2016
Venue: Victoria Park, Grove Road, Tower Hamlets, London, E3
London Bengali Film Festival
Screening three Bangladeshi films, the London Bengali Film Festival (LBFF) is going to kick off on April 14 in London amidst the festivity of the Bengali new year. LBFF is an annual celebration of films from or about the Bengali diaspora. It is also regarded as the largest Bengali film festival in the world.
Date: 14-16 April
Time: 11am to 5:30pm
Venue: Rich Mix Cinema – 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA, Genesis Cinema- 93-95 Mile End Rd, London E1 4UJ, London Metropolitan University (LMU) – Calcutta House, Old Castle St, London E1 7NT