A drama festival in Tower Hamlets is set to cast a spotlight on Bengali culture next month.
Held between November 5th and 27th, A Season of Bangla Drama is an annual event which celebrates the contributions of Bengali writers, local organisations and artists.
A total of nine works have been selected to be performed at the festival, which is organised by Tower Hamlets Council.
Husain Ismail, a playwright and director from Soulfire Theatre who is taking part in the festival, described the festival as a lifeline for Bengali writers who are looking to publicise their work.
He said: "The season offers a range of different works that show the diversity of the community – traditional and new works, and also different forms which include dance and folk or works from Bangladesh and the UK.
"It really is our living history and I feel privileged to be a part of it."
Over the last eight years, a total of 42 productions have been staged at the Brady Arts and Community Centre in Whitechapel as part of the festival.