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Altab Ali Exhibition

May 4, 2016

Exhibition: 1978 and the Anti-Racist Movement

Tonight at the Brady Arts Centre and Kobi Nazrul Centre in Hanbury Street an exhibition following the response to the murder of Altab Ali is launched. The exhibition will also include the Anti-Racist movement of subsequent decades. Artists include Dan Jones, Alice Sielle, Danielle Lamarche, Phil Maxwell, Tom Leamouth and Paul Trevor.

Brady Arts Centre and the Kobi Nazrul Centre, 4-20 May

Altab Ali Park is named after a 25 year old clothing worker Altab Ali who was murdered on 4 May 1978 in Adler Street by three teenage boys as he walked home from work. At the entrance to the park is an arch created by David Peterson, developed as a memorial to Altab Ali and other victims of racist attacks. The arch incorporates a complex Bengali-style pattern, meant to show the merging of different cultures in East London. The site formerly housed the church of St Mary which was destroyed in the blitz; all that remains of the former site are a few graves.

The Shaheed Minar, which commemorates the Bengali Language Movement stands in the southwest corner of Altab Ali Park; the monument is a smaller replica of the one in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and symbolises a mother and her martyred sons.

The entrance to Altab Ali Park, 2002

The entrance to Altab Ali Park, 2002

The entrance to Altab Ali Park with the Gherkin building in the distance, 2002

The entrance to Altab Ali Park with the Gherkin building in the distance, 2002

The Shaheed Minar monument, 2002

The Shaheed Minar monument, 2002

Old gravestone with the Gherkin in the distance, 2002

Old gravestone with the Gherkin in the distance, 2002

Old gravestone, 2002

Old gravestone, 2002

The trunk of a tree in the park, 2002

The trunk of a tree in the park, 2002

Anti-racist TUC demo, Whitechapel 1994

Anti-racist TUC demo, Whitechapel 1994

Young In The East End Of London

May 3, 2016
Sclater Street Market c.1985

Sclater Street Market c.1985

Brick Lane 2007

Brick Lane 2007

Swanfield Street c.1985

Swanfield Street c.1985

Young protester 2002

Young protester 2002

Stepney c.1984

Stepney c.1984

Brick Lane 2007

Brick Lane 2007

Stepney c.1984

Stepney c.1984

Whitechapel ROad c.1984

Whitechapel ROad c.1984

Sclater Street c.1986

Sclater Street c.1986

Whitechapel Market London In Black & White

May 2, 2016
Whitechapel market 2014

Whitechapel market 2014

Whitechapel Market 2015

Whitechapel Market 2015

Whitechapel Market 2014

Whitechapel Market 2014

Whitechapel Market 2015

Whitechapel Market 2015

Whitechapel Market 2015

Whitechapel Market 2015

Whitechapel Market 2015

Whitechapel Market 2015

Whitechapel Market 2015

Whitechapel Market 2015

Whitechapel Market 2014

Whitechapel Market 2014

Bethnal Green Road London

May 1, 2016
Bethnal Green Road 2010

Bethnal Green Road 2010

Bethnal Green Road c.1998

Bethnal Green Road c.1998

Bethnal Green Road 2012

Bethnal Green Road 2012

Bethnal Green Road c.1984

Bethnal Green Road c.1984

Bethnal Green Road 2010

Bethnal Green Road 2010

Bethnal Green Road c.1984

Bethnal Green Road c.1984

Bethnal Green Road 2010

Bethnal Green Road 2010

Bethnal Green Road c.1992

Bethnal Green Road c.1992

Bethnal Green Road 2002

Bethnal Green Road 2002

Bethnal Green Road c.1984

Bethnal Green Road c.1984

Bethnal Green Road 2015

Bethnal Green Road 2015

Whitechapel Market

April 30, 2016
Whitechapel Market 2015

Whitechapel Market 2015

Whitechapel Market 2014

Whitechapel Market 2014

Whitechapel Market 2015

Whitechapel Market 2015

Whitechapel Market 2014

Whitechapel Market 2014

Whitechapel Market 2015

Whitechapel Market 2015

Whitechapel Market 2014

Whitechapel Market 2014

Whitechapel Market 2015

Whitechapel Market 2015

Whitechapel Market 1990s

Whitechapel Market 1990s

Whitechapel Market 2015

Whitechapel Market 2015

Whitechapel Market 2015

Whitechapel Market 2015

Underground

April 29, 2016
Aldgate East 2013

Aldgate East 2013

Underground c.1996

Underground c.1996

Aldgate East 2013

Aldgate East 2013

Underground 2015

Underground 2015

Underground 2008

Underground 2008

Whitechapel Underground 2015

Underground 2015

Whitechapel Underground 2015

Whitechapel Underground 2015

Stepney Underground 2006

Stepney Underground 2006

Underground 2011

Underground 2011

Underground 2006

Underground 2006

Photomontage (2)

April 28, 2016
Floating Village Canary Wharf

Floating Village, Canary Wharf

Rickshaw in the city

Rickshaw in the city

Tea Lady, Hoxton

Tea Lady, Hoxton

Fishing by Tower Bridge

Fishing by Tower Bridge

Old Town Dhaka in the City

Old Town Dhaka in the City

Landfill, Canary Wharf

Landfill, Canary Wharf