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Tribute to Tagore

BENGALI communities from across the North East gathered to pay tribute to one of their cultural heroes.

Rabindranath Tagore was a poet, novelist, musician, painter and playwright, who is credited with reshaping Bengali literature and music.

He became the first non-European to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913.

His influence was celebrated with a gathering of his followers to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth.

The event, which was held at our Peterlee campus and utilised our state of the art Lubetkin Theatre and extensive atrium space, saw people from across the region gather to celebrate.

The evening included readings of the writer’s poems, traditional songs, music and dance, with a meal served as part of the party.

The session was organised by the Northern Friends’ Circle, Teesside Bengalee Institute, Bangladeshi Overseas Ladies Organisation, and the North East of England Bengali Puja Association.

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