A Tribute Concert to the Female Vocalists of Iran
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A Tribute Concert to the Female Vocalists of Iran

A concert by renowned Iranian composer Majid Derakhshani, the Mah Ensemble and Mahdieh Mohammadkhani is coming to London’s Southbank Centre. Majid Derakhshani (b.1957 Sangesar, Iran) is a composer and tar (lute) player known the world over for his innovative approach to traditional Persian music. Here he leads the Mah Ensemble (pictured here with Derakhshani) in … Continue reading

Theatre, London – A Private Dream
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Theatre, London – A Private Dream

Behrouz Vosoughi, Golshifteh Farahani and Soussan Farokhnia in a London performance of a Persian language production currently touring the world “A Private Dream“. Behrouz Vossoughi (b.1938 in Khoy, West Azarbaijan, Iran) began acting with a role in  Samuel Khachikian’s Toofan dar shahr-e ma. Vossoughi became a major star following his performance as the brooding hero in … Continue reading

Call Out: Iran-UK Sonics Residency
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Call Out: Iran-UK Sonics Residency

Iran-UK Sonics Residency London College of Communications Sound Art and Design Department, December 9th-20th 2013 After a long and involved selection process, we’re pleased to announce our selected group of applicants all have their UK visas and are able to visit the UK for what will be for all of them, the first time. This … Continue reading

If Poetry Ends, What Remains?
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If Poetry Ends, What Remains?

Exiled Dreams and Imaginings Music and Poetry Night, Mon 5th August  Pic: Anouche Sherman, 2012  Shirin Razavian is a Tehran-born, British poet who has appeared in Poetry London, Index on Censorship, Exiled Writers Magazine, Agenda, The London Magazine and Persian Book Review and more. She has published Persian and English poetry collections in the UK, … Continue reading

Closing Party Tonight – ‘New Player’s New Roles’ Exhibition
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Closing Party Tonight – ‘New Player’s New Roles’ Exhibition

For tonight’s closing party we begin with a discussion at 7pm between participating graphic designer Maral Pourkazemi, curator Aser el Saqqa of Arts Canteen and the curator of New Players New Roles, Fari Bradley. Not having writing extensively about the show, instead allowing interpretations from Indian arts writer Rajesh Punj and leaving the curation and … Continue reading

Between Turkey, Iran and Iraq: My Sweet Pepperland –
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Between Turkey, Iran and Iraq: My Sweet Pepperland –

It’s perhaps the last thing we expect from the Middle East, a gun-slinging western. Yet director Hiner Saleem is steadfast over how the developing area for his liebarted Kurdistan echoes mid-west America, being under construction, somewhat lawless, run on conflicting ideas of honour by men with guns. This French-German co-production is one of this year’s … Continue reading

Global Futures. This Week’s Six Pillars to Persia Show
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Global Futures. This Week’s Six Pillars to Persia Show

This week as a nod to the close ties and differences between Iraq and Iran as viewed from an arts perspective, we interview Dr. Jonathan Harris, Director of Research at Winchester School of Art. the Winchester School host a two day conference on Iran and Iraq in London this June with online publishers Ibraaz. Global … Continue reading

Artist’s Focus – Koushna Navabi
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Artist’s Focus – Koushna Navabi

In light of our forthcoming London fine art and design exhibition New Players, New Roles we are highlighting one participating artist per post until the exhibition begins on May 31st. Each participating artist has worked with Six Pillars in the past, via in-depth interviews or creatively in other ways. In 2009 we met Koushna Navabi … Continue reading