1pm – 2.30pm: ADDA#1: The media and communications
Host Urmee Majhaar invites views on how community communications channels and the media should best reflect the ideals and aspirations of the UK-Bangladeshi community – one of the youngest and fastest growing in Britain.
5.30pm: ADDA #2: The next generation
To what should new generations of British Bangladeshis aspire, asks host Ansar Ahmed Ullah.
4pm – 5.30pm: ADDA #3: The art of Bengali story-telling
Storyteller Shamim Azad leads a discussion about Bangla story traditions and their influences on art and culture
GRAND ADDA: CREATIVITY (6pm – 9pm: OITIJ-JO FINALE featuring)
with Tahmima Anam, Akram Khan & Kishon Khan (Lokkhi Terra)
Host: Leesa Gazi, curator of Oitij-jo’s Adda programme, rounds of the series by inviting three shining examples of Bangla-rooted creativity – author Tahmima Anam, dancer Akram Khan MBE and musician Kishon Khan – to share their views on the creative process.