East India Company Exhibition

East India Company Exhibition

In 2008, Brick Lane Circle received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund to engage a group of young people (18-25) to undertake research and write a book on the London Heritage of the East India Company and the city’s historical links with Bengal. As part of the Battle of Plassey Young People’s Project, an exhibition on the East India Company was delivered at the Mile End Arts Pavilion during 4-10 October 2010. It was based on Plassey’s Legacy book. During the week-long show, many visitors expressed surprise after learning about the East End’s long historical connections with Bengal.

Some of the feedback comments of the visitors are provided below:

‘A very good topic of exhibition and a subject that needs  to be explored widely. The exibition is well rganised and the collection  of pictures are very good’ – Rumana

‘A very interesting exhibition, full of amazing stories and  interesting historical facts. Our first visit to the Arts Pavilion, really worth it’ – Charlie and Una

‘Very informative. I was aleady interested in this subject, but have learnt a great deal more’ – M Boyle

‘We stumbled across it but were delighted to read about the history  of a company, its characters and the ways in which it has left its mark  on London’ – Emma

‘Very informative. Very hospitable. I will read the book’ – Kate

‘The exhibition was very educational and sheds some light on a part of history that is not commonly known’ – Sabina

‘Interesting story, well presented, good “storyteller”‘ – Ben

‘It was excellent. It is great to see a balanced, informative history of the East India Company in an exhibition’ – Danial

‘Excellent’ – Jingxian

‘Excellent. I hope that this exhibition will help our young people to learn about the rich history of Bengal’ – Nooruddin

‘It looks relly interesting and lots of information (background into has been the venue)’ – Ayan

‘Seems excellent and wish I knew about it before so I could have brought young people to inspire them’ – Sahra

‘Absolutely brilliant, as a British Bangladeshi who is born here this is invaluable’ – Emdad

The Battle of Plassey Young People’s Project