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Popular Projects: Crafts from Bangladesh

Popular Projects, Poplar Union, Big Lottery Fund, East London, Community, Arts, Culture
Popular Projects, Poplar Union, Big Lottery Fund, East London, Community, Arts, Culture

Each week members of the community of all ages and backgrounds are invited to come and enjoy the creativity and craft of vibrant Bangladesh. These inclusive and stimulating weekly workshops are a great way to meet new people and bring the community together.

What to expect

These participant led workshops engage your senses and your creativity; whether it’s sewing and textiles, painting, music, dance, singing, or even some food tasting.

Throughout these workshops, there will be a chance to get involved in a bigger project, together designing and building a beautiful peacock installation which will then tour community centres, schools and libraries throughout Poplar!

All abilities and ages welcome.

About Popular Projects

Popular Projects is a four-stranded series of events funded by the Big Lottery Fund with the aim of improving the social lives and mental and physical wellbeing of our local community.

Spearheaded by local artist and community practitioner, Madhumita Bose, Popular Projects features an array of community workshops and activities for all ages and backgrounds. All of the sessions are participant led; attendees democratically vote for what activity would serve them best encouraging confidence, participation and providing much needed tailor made services to the people who matter most – our community!

About Madhumita Bose

Madhumita was born in Calcutta, where she graduated in Fine Arts at the Indian College of Arts & Draughtsmanship. She specialises in site-specific and time-specific installations and sculptures (both permanent and temporary) and works in different media such as 3D installation, printing, textile, projection & lighting, sculpture (metal & terracotta) and painting.

Popular Projects, Poplar Union, big lottery funded, tower hamlets, east London, community, mental health, wellbeing