Tuesday 09 January 2018

For celebrating the winter season, the British Council is going to host a two day long Poush Mela (Winter Fair) at the British Council premises (Dhaka University campus office) with great excitement and the spirit of uplifting Bangladeshi culture and heritage. The fair will be conducted in collaboration with Mr. Noodles and Red Carpet 365 Ltd. starting from 12 January 2018 and continue till 13 January 2018. The fair will be open for all and there won’t be any tickets or entry fee.

Poush Mela will welcome the visitors with an impressive entrance decorated with the theme of village hut evoking the nostalgia of rural life of Bengal. To highlight the traditional skill of the artisans of Bengal, a small exhibition mostly with the women entrepreneurs, will be arranged. These entrepreneurs will exhibit and sale pitha-puli, handicrafts, garment items, paintings, clay items, publication, decorative plants, miniature of the popular historical sites etc.

Poush Mela will have an exhibition and a local festive cuisine. With a fusion taste of the rural Bengal mixed up with urban style, a range of events and activities will be arranged focusing to the children, youth and adults. One can enjoy the Baul musicians, puppet shows, poetry recitals by Monsoon Letters and musical performances by the rising stars. There will be bioscope, cartoon mascots and jumping games to entertain the children and selfie booths for all. The kids and teenagers will get an opportunity to learn English as well.

Visitors can enjoy the cultural events and activities by on-spot registration facility. However, the seats will be assigned on the first come, first serve basis. Ten lucky visitors will get free British Council Library memberships every day. Overall, it will have a festive ambience with the touch of variety of entertainment for both kids and adults.

Visitors will also have access to information regarding the English courses, IELTS exam and services provided by the British Council. There will be stalls of Mr. Noodles, Pitha Puli, Hat Baksho, Nogor Krishi, Nokta Publications, Jamdani, female garment items, handicrafts and other accessories.

The gates will be open from 10 am in the morning till 9 pm in the evening on both the days.

For more information on Poush Mela, visit: https://www.britishcouncil.org.bd/en/events/poush-mela-winter-fair

Notes to Editor

For further information please contact:

Arshia Aziz, Head of Marketing, Communications and Digital, British Council, Bangladesh

Email: Arshia.Aziz@bd.britishcouncil.org  

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