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First Thursday Late Opening: An Evening of British Bangladeshi Poetry in Focus

Thursday, February 3, 2022
Opening Hours: 
6:30 - 8pm
The Nunnery Cafe, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

Hear from some of the brightest writers and performers in the contemporary British Bangladeshi poetry scene in this reading and discussion of poets included in the anthology British Bangladeshi Poetry (ed. Shamim Azad & Stephen Watts). Featuring readings from Shamim Azad, Milton Rahman, Farah Naz, Ataur Rahman Milad, and Ikbal Hussein Bulbul.

British Bangladeshi Poetry is an anthology that brings together the work of 14 British-Bangladeshi poets, covering themes including solidarity, nostalgia, and what it actually means to be British Bangladeshi in the UK today.

This is also a chance to view Explosion of Words after hours as part of Whitechapel Gallery’s First Thursdays, with the Nunnery Café serving drinks and snacks throughout the evening.

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Access Information

Nunnery Gallery has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet, and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system.

Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email or call 020 8980 7774 (Ext. 3)

Travel Information

Opening hours: Tues-Sun, 10am to 4pm
Address: Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ
Nearest station(s): Bow Road (District and Hammersmith and City lines) is a 6-minute walk away, and Bow Church (DLR) is a 3-minute walk away.
Bus: 205, 25, 425, A8, D8, 108, 276, 488 and 8 all service the surrounding area.
Bike: Bicycle parking is located at Bow Church Station. The nearest Santander Cycles docking station is at Bow Church Station.