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Songlines Encounters Music Festival

  The Songlines Encounters Festival at King’s Place, York Way, London N1 Thursday 4th – Saturday 6th June 2015 The fifth Songlines Encounters Festival features musicians from Portugal, Cyprus, Iran, the UK and Bangladesh. There are some UK premieres, some first time collaborations and lots of supremely inspirational music from artists that have impressed us […]

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Tears In The Fabric – a documentary film by The Rainbow Collective

Tears In The Fabric is a documentary film by The Rainbow Collective and was part of the Brick Lane Circle’s fourth annual conference recently. In Savar, Bangladesh, Razia struggles to raise her two grandchildren after losing her daughters in the Rana Plaza factory collapse which claimed the lives of over 1000 garment workers. One year after […]

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The Gandhi Foundation AGM and Lecture 2013

The Gandhi Foundation AGM and Lecture 2013 was held on Saturday 8th June at Kingsley Hall, London Read a copy of The Gandhi Foundation Annual Report 2012_2013 After the AGM, Ruhul Abdin and colleagues from Paraa gave a lecture, slideshow and video presentation about their work to establish a community learning and resource centre in the Mohammadpur Geneva […]

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East Meets West Through Rokeya – by Shaheen Choudhury Westcombe

    Rokeya Sakhawat Hossein has inspired and changed the lives of many women. A muslim feminist writer and educationalist, she campaigned for equality, peace, social justice, harmony and an eco-friendly world. Born in 1880, in colonial Victorian India in Rangpur, now in Bangladesh, she fought a lonely battle to create a better society and […]

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Rokeya’s Dream

Explore the world of Rokeya, the unconventional Ladyland ruled by women, and its contemporary connection and influence. ‘The books and religions are nothing but codes of conduct and directives prescribed by men. The rulings given by male sages would have been reversed had they been given by a female sage.’ Rokeya (1880-1932) was a social […]

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