Hastings Bengali Association summer festival

The Hastings Bengali Forum held their summer festival at the White Rock Theatre Hastings, last Monday. Special guests at the event included Councillor Nigel Sinden, Mayor of Hastings,Councillor James Bacon, Deputy Mayor of Hastings,Councillor Abul Kalam Azad, Mayor of Bexhill and Councillor Zulhash Uddin Mayor of Southborough Town Council.

Councillor Abul Kalam Azad, Mayor of Bexhill, Councillor Zulhash Uddin Mayor of Southborough Town Council and Councillor Nigel Sinden, Mayor of Hastings

The festival was opened with the National Anthem of Bangladesh ‘Amar Sunar Bangla’. The programme was chaired by Abdul Mukith, President of the Hastings Bengali Forum. There were performances of traditional Bengali song and dance; guests were invited to try the lamb curry with rice, provided by Jakasia Choudhury. The afternoon was completed with a dessert competition, won by Hemeda Mukith, with Asma  Akther Lupa placed second, and Sultana Khan in third place.

Councillor Nigel Sinden, Mayor of Hastings said: “Once again the Hastings Bengali Association have invited councillors and residents from Hastings and East Sussex to join them and sample traditional food, music, and friendship. Well done to all, and particularly for forging links with all in the community.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


From Swan Gardens to the Sea

Old Town residents Brian and Bob are the volunteers who regularly remove the drug paraphernalia and broken vodka bottles left by teenagers in Swan Gardens at the bottom of the High Street.  The Gardens are currently suffering from a plague of brown tail moth caterpillers and are therefore out-of-bounds but that doesn’t stop the drug […]

New pedestrian crossing on The Ridge

Local people are able to cross a busy road more safely following the recent completion of a new pedestrian crossing on The Ridge. East Sussex Highways installed the pedestrian crossing to the south of the junction with Chowns Hill, providing safer and easier access to St Helen’s church, Hastings Court Oakland Care Home, Hastings Cemetery, […]