The British in India – exhibition at Ealing Road Library

ALAG are proud to be associated with the Indo-British Heritage Trust to bring you a vibrant and informative exhibition celebrating over 400 years of the relationship between India and Britain.

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The exhibition panels can be viewed at Ealing Road Library during opening hours. ALAG would like to thank the Indo-British Heritage Trust, Brent Museum and Brent Libraries for their on-going support.

If you are interested in Indo – British history then look out for the following books written by Kusoom Vadgama and available to borrow from Brent Libraries:



Madam Rehana Roohi is chief guest at Brent Urdu Poetry Group

The Brent Urdu Poetry Group in conjunction with ALAG met again on Sunday 5th February for another successful Mushaira event. This time the venue was Ealing Road Library where the comfortable surroundings and library environment was much appreciated by poets and guests alike.

Madam Rehana Roohi a renowned Poetess from Pakistan was chief guest and the Mushaira (poetry recital) was presided by Bazme Sukhan London patron-in-chief Mr Aqeel Danish.

Mushaira stage Secretary was Sohail Zarrar Khalish who worked with ALAG members and organised the event attended by 40 Urdu poetry enthusiasts. Many thanks to Brent Libraries and staff at Ealing Road Library for their help and support.

The picture shows event organisers and some of the guests who attended and made the event such a success.

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Urdu and Panjabi Cityread event at Ealing Road Library, Brent TODAY!

Ealing Road Library will be hosting the next ALAG Cityread today (Monday 14th April 2014) from 4pm to 6pm. Discussions will take place in Urdu and Panjabi:

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Join in and receive a free copy of the translated synopsis of the book: My Dear I wanted to tell you by Louisa Young

Cityread London: Gujarati event at Ealing Road Library, Brent

A translated synopsis in Gujarati of A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks will be read and discussed at Ealing Road Library on Saturday 20th April from 2.30 – 4pm. The Gujarati Reading Group, Brent in partnership with the Gujarati Literary Academy will be leading the discussion and all are welcome to attend.

Address and travel directions to Ealing Road library can be found here:

For more information speak to library staff on 0208 937 3560 (Please note that this event is suitable for those who are familiar with the Gujarati language)

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ALAG events for Cityread London April 2012

Brent Libraries Arts & Heritage

On Thursday 5th April 2012 at Ealing Road Library Gulshan Iqbal, Chair of ALAG read Oliver Twist in Urdu. Twenty two people attended and enjoyed the story and discussed the similarities in society now and in Charles Dickens’ time. There was alot of enthusiam for the story and particularly that young people were able to hear it in Urdu.

Hounslow Libraries

Customers were given the opportunity to read and discuss Oliver Twist in Hindi and Panjabi. The reading group which met at Hounslow Library on 4th April was well attended and a lively discussion was held as those present related to Oliver’s experiences and likened them to their own when they first came to England and the hardships that had to be overcome.

To find out more about these events and where Oliver Twist will be discussed in Gujarati, Tamil and Bengali click on the link below:

Many thanks to Gulshan for facilitating both events so successfully and to ALAG members Kamaljit and Aruna for their support.

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