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Nijjor Manush is throwing a party to raise money for the Save Brick Lane Coalition

The line-up includes Nikhil Beats, Manara, Joy Anonymous and Surya Sen

  • Words: Aneesa Ahmed | Image: Hulki Okan Tabak
  • 20 June 2022
Nijjor Manush is throwing a party to raise money for the Save Brick Lane Coalition

Nijjor Manush is putting on an event with live music and DJ sets at Rich Mix, East London, to help raise funds to save Brick Lane.

The event, which is taking place on Wednesday, June 22, is raising funds for a legal action fund for The Save Brick Lane Coalition.

The lineup includes live performances from Joy Anonymous, Nikhil Beats, Surya Sen, Tara Lily and Ian Leone. There will also be DJ sets by Manara and Zaleel.

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The event is organised in part by London-based rapper and underground rising star Surya Sen who has told Mixmag that he's "excited about the event which is raising funds for a really important cause".

Surya Sen is working with Nijjor Manush, an independent campaigning group that aims to educate, empower and organise Bengalis and Bangladeshis in the UK.

The Save Brick Lane Coalition is taking Tower Hamlets Council to the High Court on June 29 and 30. They are challenging the Truman Brewery planning application, which is planning to build a shopping mall in Brick Lane, and £15,000 is needed in legal fees.

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The event's description reads: "Permission for Judicial Review granted by the High Court. The Save Brick Lane Coalition are taking Tower Hamlets Council to the High Court on June 29 and June 30 to challenge The Truman Brewery planning application. We now need your help to raise 15k in legal costs. We have a real chance to win this."

"With over 7k+ objections, 140 local traders in opposition & a letter of objection signed by more than 550 local residents, the public have rejected this proposal!"

Writing on Instagram, Surya Sen says: "Absolutely stoked to help organise the Save Brick Lane fundraiser with @nijjormanush next Wednesday at Rich Mix from 7:PM.

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"Alongside these amazing artists and DJs to raise funds to appeal against the proposed Truman Shopping Mall. This is very close to my heart. You don't want to miss it."

You can find tickets to the event here.

Aneesa Ahmed is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

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