Welcome to BrickLaneCircle!

For more than two decades, Brick Lane Circle has been working to help transform the intellectual landscape of the Bangladeshi community in the UK, so that we can confidently and critically engage with everything to do with the mainstream. We hope you will continue to take an active interest in our work.

BLC Comedy Night Launch

16 October 2021, 7.30-9.30 pm
Brick Lane Circle’s new monthly stand up comedy night is on 16 October 2021. Featuring Edinburgh/HBO star Darius Davies with The Impish Scribe, Sharlin Jahan, Gbemi Oladipo, Asif Baul MC and Ollie Fox

External Funded Projects

Book launch and drama performance at Woolwich Centra Library (above image) – Human Stories and East India Company.

Bengal History Week

Since 2010, we have organised an Annual Bengal History Week programme during October, as a contribution to the Black History Month.


Since 2008, Brick Lane Circle has organised an annual comedy evening, accompanied by music on some occasions.

Newest Projects/Initiatives

Knowing One Another Through Philosophy
A project for 2021/2022

This project aims to utilise philosophy and its various sub-divisions – such as logic, metaphysics, ethics, political thought and epistemology – to critically explore community cohesion issues in East London, including Covid-19 related prejudices that have been directed, by some, against the Chinese community, for example. The focus is on race, ethnicity, faith and culture.

For further details and how to get involved, please kindly email bricklanecircle@yahoo.co.uk. Click

National Lottery Logo
Tears in Bengal and the Smiling Nabobs
A play for December 2021

The year, 2021, is very significant for Bangladeshis everywhere. It is the fiftieth year of the creation of Bangladesh.

Most people in Bangladesh and Bangladeshi Diaspora around the world, for anniversary remembrance, will focus on events and activities that unfolded during the nine-month war of liberation in 1971.

Any comments and feedback on the proposed project will be appreciated. Please email your response to bricklanecircle@yahoo.co.uk. Click

Our YouTube channel: Brick Lane Circle

We recorded most of our seminars, conference papers and some footage of East India Company Walks. We will upload more videos onto our YouTube channel in the coming days and weeks.