The High Sheriff was invited to the opening of a new TV production Studio in The West Midlands. Here he is with his host Tarek Chowdry and his close family.
Bangla TV is the first and most popular Bangla language television channel outside the South-Asian Sub-continent. It has been operating for 15 years and broadcasts to over 70,000 people in the UK and 1,2 million across Europe. The High Sheriff accompanied the Lord Lieutenant and Lord Mayors of Solihull and Birmingham who cut the red ribbon and officially opened the new studios.
Following the opening and interviews with the channel producers who are seeing the Birmingham Studio as an opportunity for local news to be broadcast reflecting the breadth of interests of the Bangladesh Community across the Midlands. It will also be an opportunity for new young talent to get valuable air time and express their contemporary culture.
And to support this new talent drive the afternoon continued with The 2015 Boishakhi Star Challenge. A talent competition for singing talent to take the mic and be judged by music producers.
The Lord Lieutenant and High Sheriff were also introduced to the producers of Bangla Beats an upcoming concert at the Barclaycard Arena in August.
Bangla Beats will feature a wide range of traditional and modern artists and is the first concert of its kind in the Midlands – so get on down.
As the afternoon ended the High Sheriff thanked Tarek and his family for the invitation and their kind hospitality.
With big smile from Tarek’s little angel!