Monday 17 September 2012

Whitechapel Gallery
Artist Matt Stokes immerses himself in communities to look at the culture that shapes people lives and identities. His new work of art for The Street is inspired by the people who live around the Whitechapel Gallery in east London, home to the largest Bangladeshi community in the UK.


Film: From Cable Street to Brick Lane
Thur 4 Oct, 4pm. (Free)
Screened on the anniversary of east London’s anti-fascist protests, this new documentary charts resistance to racism from the 1930s to today, plus interview with Directors Hazuan Hashim and Phil Maxwell.

Talk: Matt Stokes
Thur 4 Oct, 7pm. Study Studio (Free)
The artist talks about his new film with special guests.

Film: From Dhaka to the Docks
Wed 10 Oct, 7pm. Brady Arts & Community Centre, Hanbury St,London, E1 (Free)
Ruhul Amin discusses his films mapping Bangladeshi history and culture since independence with artist Matt Stokes.

Film: Artists at Sea
Thur 18 Oct, 7pm. (£6/£4 conc.)
The world’s oceans are explored in Peter Hutton’s At Sea and Runa Islam’s First Day of Spring follows rickshaw drivers. Curated by Shanay Jhaveri.

Walking Tour: Resting Places
Sun 21 Oct, 2pm. Meet at Wapping Station (Free)
Archivist Gary Haines traces the history of Lascars, sailors from the Indian Subcontinent who settled in east  London.

Walking Tour: Community Activism in East London
Sun 4 Nov, 2pm. Meet in Gallery 5 (Free)
Writer Ansar Ahmed Ullah’s walk in Brick lane and Spitalfields follows the history of activism in the Bangladeshi community, with readings from poet Stephen Watts.
In partnership with the Swadhinata Trust.
Film: Tareque Masud: Matir Moina (The Clay Bird )
Sun 18 Nov, 3.30pm. (£6/£4 conc.)
Cannes Film Festival prizewinning drama of childhood, faith and political upheaval, followed by discussion.

All films shown in the Zilkha Auditoruim unless otherwise stated.