Don’t miss out on the bhorta-making, a mouth-watering bhorta lunch by Oitij-jo, and a special visit from Jumana Rahman, author of ‘Bhorta Bhorta Baby!’

This is a family-friendly celebration of cuisine, culture and community by OITIJ-JO Collective, Bok Bok Books and BSK (Bishwo Shahitto Kendro).

10am – Welcome
10.15 – 10;45am: Mask-making with junk with Maryam Huq
10.15 – 10:45am: Musical instrument making with junk with Puer Decorum
10.45 – 11am: ‘Bhorta Bhorta Baby!’ reading and book signing with Jumama Rahman
11 – 11.30am: Bhorta-making and tasting with Romana and Oitij-jo
11 – 11.30am: Poetry and song with Bengali folk instruments with Bisho Shahitto Kendro
11.30am – 12.30pm: Henna with Oitij-jo
12.15pm – 12.30pm: ‘Bhorta Bhorta Baby!’ reading and book signing with Jumama Rahman
1pm – Bhorta Lunch (no booking required) – 
Bhorta Platter £10.50 pp /Children’s Menu x £4.50 per child (up to age 10)

There will also be culinary sensory activities, a dress-up area, a Bhorta scavenger hunt, Alpona design and a Chai station.

OITIJ-JO Collective
Dedicated to providing platforms for creative practitioners and grass roots community come together and collaborate & enhance British/Bangla engagement with wider global communities since 2013. Initiatives include: OITIJ-JO Kitchen, OITIJ-JO Design Studios, Ajker Artists & Performers, OITIJ-JO Community Library and OITIJ-JO Community Garden.

Oitij-jo Website / Oitij-jo Instagram / Oitij-jo Kitchen Instagram / Oitijjo X / Oitij-jo Facebook

Bok Bok Books
Bok Bok Books is a collective effort by artists and writers from around the globe. We are united with a passion for inspirational and inclusive children’s literature. We believe that amazing things happen when children find books made by inspired and talented communities. We are an independent publisher on a mission to diversify and empower children’s literature.

Bok Bok Website / Bok Bok Instagram / Bok Bok Facebook / Bok Box X


Bishwo Shahitto Kendro
BSK’s mission is to explore the breadth of Bengali and world culture through literature and art.

BSK Instagram / BSK X / BSK Facebook