‘Here & There’ Project documents Camden’s Bangladeshi Community

Posted on 09/05/2011 by

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Snippets from an oral history project are being put online following interviews with the Bangladeshi community which has been residing in Camden since the 1960s.

The Here and There oral history project, run by Faridha Karim and the Bengali Workers’ Association (BWA)  and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is collecting the stories and experiences of the  Bangladeshi people in Camden.  The project aims to explore the experiences of first, second and third generation Bangladeshis who have lived or worked in Camden, to understand their struggles with, and contribution to, life in Camden and beyond. The project will focus on various themes allowing the project to gather a wider scope of the life experiences of each individual.

The interviews will eventually be made available to the public in Bengali and English on the BWA website and the project plans to hold small exhibitions  in various museums, libraries and community centres in the area. An educational resource pack will be created in conjunction with a secondary school and two primary schools based in Camden.

For more information about the project, including interview excerpts, see the Here and There Oral History Project facebook pages or contact Project Manager Faridha Karim on email faridha@bwa-surma.org.uk or tel. 0207 388 7313.

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