The Whitechapel Gallery is committed to making all of our events as accessible as possible for every audience member. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss a particular request and we will gladly discuss with you the best way to accommodate it.
– Information about access on site at the gallery is available here https://www.whitechapelgallery.org/visit/access/
– This includes information about Lift access; Borrowing wheelchairs & seating; Assistance Animals; Parking; Toilets and baby care facilities; Blind & Partially Sighted Visitors; Subtitles and transcripts; British Sign Language (BSL) and hearing induction loops; Deaf Messaging Service (DMS).
About This Event
– This event takes place in Gallery 2 and the Zilkha Auditorium at Whitechapel Gallery, a ground floor space.
– This event has a dedicated and facilitated quiet space, which will be signposted and accessible on the ground floor.
– You do not require a ticket to attend this event, however if we reach capacity you may be refused entry.
– You are welcome to bring children to this event
– We are unable to provide British Sign Language interpretation for this event
– We are unable to provide live closed captioning or CART for this event.
– This event lasts approximately 7 hours. You are free to come and go over the duration of the event.
– To the best of our knowledge, there are no planned disruptions to local transport on the date of the event.
– Our nearest train station – Aldgate East Underground (1 min) is not wheelchair accessible. The closest wheelchair accessible stations are Whitechapel (15 min), Shoreditch High Street (15 min) or Liverpool Street (15 min).
– Free parking for Blue Badge holders is available at the top of Osborn Street in the pay and display booths for an unlimited period. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.
Saturday 9 September | 5pm-12am | Free
Join us for an enchanting evening programme filled with music that resonates deep within and films that inspire. Elo Melo is a vibrant celebration of Bangladeshi arts, music, panel discussions, crafts, films, food and more. The name Elo Melo encapsulates the very essence of what Oitij-jo is all about – a beautiful mishmash of creativity, a harmonious disorder of cultural expression and an abstract blend of influences from Bengal.
Experience live music from Aniwa, Saudha, Khiyo, Tara Lily and Hasznat. DJ sets from SpitXL, Shama Anwar and DEBONAIR. A dance performance from Sonia’z Fusion and spoken word from Oshanti Ahmed, Zahra Ahmed and S.S. Haque. The stage will be hosted by Salwa Rahman.
In the auditorium hear a conversation on contemporary art with Jannat Hussain, Mohammed Adel, Rahemur Rahman, Mohammed Z. Rahman and Zarina Muhammad, and a discussion on sound & music with Lucy Rahman, Ansuman Biswas, Amena Zaman and Provhat Rahman. Alongside this are film screening programmes curated by Avita Maheen from Chaya Chobi and Zubayr Hossain from Cholo Chitro Film Klab.
Elo Melo signifies the joy of randomness, the beauty of abstraction, and the magic that emerges when different art forms come together in a glorious disorderly dance. So, come and be a part of this extraordinary tapestry of cultural expressions.
In partnership with Oitij-jo.
Supported by People’s History of Petticoat Lane, Tower Hamlets Council and Toynbee Hall.
Pre-festival workshops: Jinia Tasnin & Tasnim Siddiqa Amin and Leila Iman
Community artwork: Tumpa Husna-Yasmin Fellows (lead artist)
Catering: Oitij-jo Kitchen
Art Direction: Nodee Niranjana
Motion Graphics: Misbah Anjum James and Sunnyformats
Sound Engineering: Andrew Marriott
Security & Welfare: Safe Only
Programme Curator: Puer Deorum
Producer: Maher Anjum