‘Ghyama’ means ‘awesome’ in Bengali, and throughout the Autumn we’re making ‘awesome arts’ with participants from the Bengali Parents and Carers Association based at St Margaret’s House in Bethnal Green.
The users love this project. They are always asking when the next session is. 'K' lets us know that he wants it to be his turn to go to the cabin when it’s about to start. It's great for them
BPCA Key Worker
In this project, we bring weekly theatre and creative arts to disabled participants from the Bangladeshi communities in Tower Hamlets.
We were very pleased to have our funding renewed for a further 2 years so we can continue our Ghyama Arts partnership at St Margaret's House. Each year the project has developed and adapted to accommodate the participants, which in some years has involved moving the project online.
Ghyama Arts! is co-ordinated by St Margaret's House in partnership with Bangladeshi Parents and Carers Association. Also involved are Chocolate Films and circus artists trained at the National Centre for Circus Arts.
The project is funded by the City Bridge Trust.
Facilitators who have worked with us on this project are:
Jasmine Shigemura Lee