October, 2021

17oct1:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedBangladesh 50 at the British LibraryA Celebration1:00 pm - 8:00 pm The British LibraryEvent Type :Family,FREE event,Special Events & Hubs


(Sunday) 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Event Details

Join us in a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Independence of Bangladesh as we throw a spotlight on Bengali culture with music, dance, street food, talks, outdoor light projections and screenings.

On the anniversary of the independence of Bangladesh we are hosting a unique event with activities and performances for all ages and for all communities. Presented by the British Library, and taking place in their outdoor piazza and indoor foyer spaces, entertainment will include Mela performers, high profile speakers, Bangladeshi food, poetry, film screenings and projections.

Family Activities and Stalls 1pm-4.30pm
Main Stage 4.30pm-8pm
Outdoor Projection 6pm-8pm

A programme of talks and screening will take place from 1.30pm-4.30pm – further details to be announced.

FREE – Just Turn Up

Presented by the Bloomsbury Festival and Camden Mela in partnership with the British Library and Kings Cross Brunswick Neighbourhood Association. This festival event is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.


Projection and training in video design skills provided by Guildhall School of Music & Drama.


Mohammed Ali’s live video projection is supported by St Giles Hotel, Bloomsbury Festival’s accommodation partner.

Bangladesh 50 at the British Library
Bangladesh 50 at the British Library