Children learn new dance moves for Bengali New Year

Over 150 children took part in traditional dancing while learning modern Zumba moves and enjoyed bouncy castles and face painting as part of Bengali New Year celebrations in the borough.

Tower Hamlets Community Housing organised their own Pohela Boishakh celebrations last Wednesday as part of new year festivities at the Tarling East Community Centre in Martha Street, Shadwell.

A range of children’s games were made available as well as a climbing wall and street entertainers and stalls offered traditional Bengali clothing.

The festival when held in Bangladesh and West Bengal is closely linked with rural life with fairs organised to offer traditional handicrafts, toys and cosmetics.

Tarling Estate resident Kazzum said “It was great. It was good to see all the children and families get involved and have fun”.