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Multicultural London

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magda salas

on 23 July 2010

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Transcript of Multicultural London

The World in One City Introduction Asian culture African culture Caribbean culture Conclusion History Main areas Caribbean events Food&Drink 13.3% 6% 4% 1.5% Agenda
Asian culture
African culture
Caribbean culture
"Whoever you are,
wherever you're from,
you'll fell at home in London"
(Lonely Planet, 2010) History of Asian migration 1800: British colonialism
First immigration wave (Indians)
1950's: Post-war demands of British economy
Second immigration wave (Asians)
1970's: Bangladesh Liberation War
Third immigration wave (Bangladeshis)
Today: Growth of Indian economy Asians today
Sri Lanka Working in:
retail, medicine, media and arts Neighbourhoods:
Brick Lane
Green Street
Southall Cultural influence:

Asian galleries & museums
Asia House
British Museum
Asian nightlife
Theater, cinema
Asian shopping
Asian eating & drinking Events Brick Lane Festival Baishakhi Mela When? Empire Windrush
Why? New life and Mother Country Clapham, Brixton and West London Chinese culture History 17th century

Traders and sailors

East End

Chinatown Today Chinese events 114,800


Chinese businesses
Chinese New Year festivities

From late January to mid-February

Dragon and lion dances History Today Problem Five Ghanaians

In 1555

Slave trade

17th century

Sailors and students restaurants, nightclubs,
music venues and markets Sudan, Nigeria, Sierra Leone,
Somalia, Rwanda, Malawi and Chad 378,933 black African people Crime, discrimination in basic services,
employment and education. 40% 20% unemployment Jamaicans - South London
Trinidadians/Barbadians - Notting Hill Today: Brixton and Harlesden Brixton Market Reggae
of London Trinidadians 1960s
Essence of "cultural togetherness" Biggest caribbean contribution
Europe's biggest street party Worldwide audience

Last weekend of August Fusion of African, Ameridian, British, Spanish, French, Dutch, Indian and Chinese cuisine. Thank you for listening

Do you have any questions? Culture is not a definable thing based on one race
or religion, but rather the result of multiple factors that change as the world changes www.itzcaribbean.com
www.wikipedia.org/Ethnic_groups_in_london Bibliography
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