The successful Wapping Art Project has also been funded by Tower Hamlets Council’s Children young people and families’ directorate. The service targets
British-Bangladeshi and other ethnic minority children aged 6-12 and 12 to 17 living in mainly Wapping and St Katherine and Shadwell Area of London Borough
of Tower Hamlets. There are no other Art & Cultural Project for ethnic minority children specifically in this area that can promote Bangladeshi history culture,
art and heritage and can make an effective bridge with British mainstream culture.
With support of mainstream grant, we have been able to set up an Art & cultural project by providing session once a week where they learn how to draw a meaningful abstract picture with the help of a qualified mentor. As part of the project, students regularly attend in Bangla poetry completion, good hand writing completion and familiarise with Bangla New year, International Mother Tongue day, Independent day of Bangladesh and other related events that could help them to learn their own roots,
history and culture.
Tutor made the student familiar with Bangladeshi arts and artists such as famous Joynul Abedin, Kamrul Hasan, Mortuja Boshir and their works. We believe by
attending the project activities they can be inspired with mainstream history, literature and art in general.
They can relate and compare Bangladeshi history, culture and art with British and as well as world history culture and heritage. They have been able to explore more and gain more knowledge on Leo Nardo-da -Vlnchi, Pablo Picasso, Van Gough and others.
By providing various activities and initiatives, The Project of Wapping Art & Culture ensured that children have adequate learning opportunity to learn their own history, culture and heritage and at the same time they gain sufficient knowledge to be part of the mainstream British history, art and culture.