British Bangladeshi Poetry Collective (BBPC) is a non-profit organisation based in London, UK. Our prime focus is on work in the communities that need help in the area of social cohesion. We collaborate with local partners to deliver solutions using language and poetry. Our aim is to create long-term change in communities where low levels of literacy are entrenched and intergenerational tension adversely affects people’s lives.
Reading and sharing poetry from other cultures, ranging from Bengali classics to modern English poetry, we strive to create the much needed connections between people from different backgrounds and ages. Poetry can provide a safe space for connection and exchange, which can lead to mutual respect and understanding. We work with poets to collaborate and connect with local communities through performance, workshops and sharing events.