Exhibition on Tour - Brick Lane 1978: The Turning Point

Following the success of our show Brick Lane 1978: The Turning Point, at Four Corners Gallery in 2022, the exhibition will now be touring venues in Tower Hamlets.

The show was created as part of a major heritage project led by Four Corners and Swadhinata Trust with a dedicated group of volunteers, who interviewed many of the people involved in the momentous events of 1978. It pays tribute to a generation of Bengali activists whose actions helped change the course of social equality in the UK. The exhibition puts on display photographs by Paul Trevor documenting the dramatic struggle for justice which took place after the racist murder of Altab Ali in May 1978.

The exhibition will tour throughout 2023, first to Mulberry Secondary School for Girls, then the Osmani Centre, and Brady Arts Centre. The show will continue on to Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives in Autumn 2023. We are delighted that the exhibition will continue to reach new audiences at schools and community centres in the borough.

Julie Begum, Chair of Swadhinata Trust, said,

It is important to commemorate Altab Ali Day to remember the racist violence the Bengali community faced in the East End of London, and to celebrate the community’s united defence to defeat the evils of racism.

Brick Lane 1978: The Turning Point - Touring Show locations

  • Mulberry School: Monday 16 January – Thursday 26th January 2023
    Free admission
    Opening hours Thursday 19th January, 3.45-6.30pm, Monday 23rd January, 3.45-6.30pm, Thursday 26th January, 3.45-6.30pm
    Mulberry School for Girls, Richard Street, Commercial Road, London, E1 2JP
    Telephone 020 7790 6327

  • Osmani Centre: Thursday 2 February – Tuesday 25 April 2023
    Free admission
    Opening hours Monday – Friday, 10am-7pm
    Osmani Centre, 58 Underwood Road, London, E1 5AW
    Telephone 020 7247 8080

  • Brady Centre: Thursday 4 May – Thursday 25 May 2023
    Free admission 
    Opening hours Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm
    Brady Centre, 192-196 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5HU
    Telephone 020 7364 7900