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Museum of London Docklands

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Brit Bangla presents TALK: Adventures of Bengali Pioneers from Voyagers to Entrepreneurs

This talk with stories and photos provides a glimpse into the world of the Bengali seamen during the time of the British Empire, from the late 18th Century to 1960s. There will also be a chance to network over refreshments. A unique evening of reminiscence is based on true stories passed down through generations. The spoken word will be complemented with Bengali music.

Real family stories include those by Zac Miah and Shahida Rahman. Zac Miah a barrister, recently searched through the Greenwich Maritime Museum's shipping archives for a record of his dad arriving in the UK in 1937. Shahida Rahman, the author of 'Lascars,' will share her personal inspirational story of her father who arrived in 1957 and mother in 1957 to settle in Cambridge.

Optional: Arrive at 5-6pm -for a free short tour of the Museum of London Docklands

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