Wednesday 26 July 2017


The British Council has inaugurated its Cultural Centre on 26 July 2017 at the Dhaka University campus office. The British Council have been promoting cultural relations between the UK and Bangladesh for almost 70 years, creating international opportunities for people in both the countries in order to meet their aspirations for a better life and the British Council Cultural Centre is nothing different. It is a platform that promotes culture and arts. 

The Cultural Centre aims to attract the brightest creative entrepreneurs and cultural leaders with a wider audience through the multi-dimensional use of library space. It gives the artists a space to 'reinvent'. Therefore the British Council has showcased a drama named ‘A Different Romeo and Juliet highlighting Bangladeshi actors with disabilities. 

Nurul Islam Nahid, M.P Honourable Minister, Ministry of Education; Asaduzzaman Noor, M.P Honourable Minister, Ministry of Cultural Affairs; Her Excellency Allison Blake, British High Commissioner  along with other distinguished guests were present at the ceremony. The honourable guests inaugurated the British Council Cultural Centre through a cake cutting ceremony. Sir Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive, British Council said, ‘The British Council is a cultural relations organisation, and it is cultural relationships that we exist to nurture and promote’. 

The Cultural Centre aims to attract and engage Bangladeshi audiences in projects, performances, debates and exhibitions, connecting new ideas with open minds. These activities will create greater mutual understanding of British and Bangladeshi culture and arts, for example, exploring education, teaching practices, English learning, the cultural industries, social exclusion, cultural identity, equal opportunity and diversity. The centre will inspire more creative works and contribute to the richness of Bangladesh’s multi-cultural society. 

Notes to Editor

For further information please contact:

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


About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. Using the UK’s cultural resources we make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body