Nowka Bais is the traditional form of dragon boat style racing in rural villages of Bangladesh held after the monsoon rains and reflects many of the customs of the country. The Nowka Bais was introduced to the UK in Oxford by Aziz-Ur Rahman and his sons in 2007 and since then, it has gone from strength to strength and has now become an annual national event in the Bangladeshi cultural calendar attracting thousands of people from all over the UK. The event is widely covered by the media and teams from all parts of the UK enter the competition.
In 2015, Nowka Bais was held at Edgbaston Reservoir, Birmingham and attracted over 15,000 people from all corners of the country. Nowka Bais UK in partnership with Community Connect Foundation, Midland Sailing Club, Legacy WM and the Canals & River Trust are bringing the race again to Edgbaston Reservoir. The event promises to be the most exiting yet with a carnival atmosphere, stalls, Bangladeshi street food, funfair and live music with a spectacular showcase of the very best in Bangladeshi culture. ... Read More
Nowka Bais UK
North Smethwick Resource Center
West Midlands B66 2HR
0121 565 3311