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British Empire Walks Project – information

A new project by Brick Lane Circle

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.

The latest initiative
Bangladesh History Writing Competitions (1,000-2,000 AD)
16th Century Bangladesh
The initiative covers 1,000 years of our history, but the first competition focuses on 1500 to 1599.
Writing submission closing date: Monday, 31 July 2023
No more Bengal History Week in East London

A statement by Brick Lane Circle

BLC Comedy Club
The Impish Scribe performing in Kobi Nazrul Centre on 16 October 2022
Gbemi Oladipo performing in Kobi Nazrul Centre on 16 October 2022

British Empire Walks

A new project
How to join the project

East India Company (EIC) Spice-War Stories Project (1600-1625)

Project details
Project launch on 8 June 2022 at St Matthias Community Centre
EIC Spice War Stories Fiction Writers’ Experiences
Spice War Stories Painting/Drawing
Art workshops on 14 May 2022 at Idea Store Whitechapel
March – June 2022

Submissions and prizes

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 Black History Month.


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

Our YouTube channel: Brick Lane Circle

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