The Altab Ali Story returns 4 May 2019!
Only 1 public performance on The Altab Ali Story, 4.15pm Brady Arts Centre.
This heart-breaking story about the death of Altab Ali oscillates between a village in Sylhet, Bangladesh and a flat in East London and dramatizes the historic moment in 1978 when his mother is given the devastating news. The airmail letters to his family back home with descriptions of life in a foreign land are keenly anticipated but everything changes with the arrival of an ominous envelope from one of Ali’s friends. This senseless murder is the catalyst for a mass anti-racist movement from the Bengali community; the first ever seen in Britain, culminating in a demonstration of 10,000 people marching to Downing Street via Hyde Park with his coffin. Though airmail letters are no longer a primary means of communication, the anger conveyed ‘par avion’, and the impact of this senseless murder live on, both for his family and the community at large.
Venue: Brady Arts & Community Centre, 192-196 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5HU
Show: The Altab Ali Story + short Q&A
Time: Doors open: 3.45pm Show starts: 4.15 sharp Finish 5.30pm
Date: 4 May 2018
After the show we will be making our way to Altab Ali Park for the commemorative ceremony at 6pm sharp.