Bengali New Year Festival - booklet

This souvenir booklet was issued for the Bengali New Year Festival held in Trafalgar Square April 1981. It was produced by the festival organisers, Bengali International, based in Leyton, east London. Most of it is printed in Bengali, though an introductory text and some adverts are written in English. There are photographs from the previous year's celebrations showing performances by Bengali and Gujarati dancers and an Afro-Caribbean musical group. The event was designed to strengthen the London Bengali community's sense of identity as well as promoting 'freedom, justice and equality' across multi-racial and multi-cultural Britain.
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Bengali International
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