London Event – Persian, Arabic, Somali Poetry at the Bowler Hat
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London Event – Persian, Arabic, Somali Poetry at the Bowler Hat

London Calling Mon 14 July 2014 6.30pm, £8 at Bowler Hat With Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, Sudan, Caasha Lul Mohamud Yusuf Somalia/ Somaliland, Reza Mohammadi Afghanistan and UK translators of their work; Sarah Maguire, Clare Pollard, Maura Dooley. London Calling showcases the outstanding contemporary poetry of 3 languages widely spoken in London: Arabic, Persian and Somali in … Continue reading

This Week’s Radio Show – Ticket Give-Away, Kayhan Kalhor Concert, London
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This Week’s Radio Show – Ticket Give-Away, Kayhan Kalhor Concert, London

This week we sample the sounds of Kuridsh-Iranian spiked fiddle impresario Kayhan Kalhor and the rebetika of Ҫiğdem Aslan who performs at the same concert – to which we have 6 tickets to give away! As well we sample the voice and music of multi-media artist Firouz Farmanfarmaian ahead of his interview on Six Pillars. Ticket … Continue reading

Arab Documentaries – Recording Whose ‘Reality’?
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Arab Documentaries – Recording Whose ‘Reality’?

This well-pitched conference complete with film screening, is happening today and the day after at the University of Westminster. While the programme isn’t fully fleshed out, the starting premise and details so far look promising. For too long colonial portrayals of or missionary attitudes towards ‘the other’ and ‘the beyond’ by Western media has been … Continue reading

Iranian Films – Tiburon International Film Festival, California
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Iranian Films – Tiburon International Film Festival, California

Tiburon International Film Festival April 10-18th a series of world cinema is being promoted all over Bay Area California, USA. Cuba, Africa, Austria, USA all feature in this festival which aims to internationalise cinema in an increasingly close world of information, travel and correspondence. Started in 2001, the festival has even copyrighted their strap-line “Understanding … Continue reading

Six Pillars at Art Dubai 2014
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Six Pillars at Art Dubai 2014

Falgoosh Radio is due to broadcast live from inside the largest art fair in the Middle East. Listen in HERE. Falgoosh Radio returns to Art Dubai 2014 for a second year in a row, with a constant dedicated stream of sound art, experimental music and discussions around the fair. Created and programmed by Six Pillars’s … Continue reading

Free Event – “The Digital Revolution and Persian News Consumers”
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Free Event – “The Digital Revolution and Persian News Consumers”

Munck School at the University of Toronto are holding an event in London next Wednesday, March 5th at The Free Word Centre in Farringdon. It’s free! It’s in Persian with translations on headphones! “Digital Revolution, Journalism and Persian-Speaking News Consumers.” A panel discussion with broadcaster Ali May (moderator), journalist Maziar Baharai, journalist Masih Alinejad, and … Continue reading

Film Screening, London “Barg Rizan – Falling Leaves”
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Film Screening, London “Barg Rizan – Falling Leaves”

London Film School host a free screening of Falling Leaves (2013, 85mins), a feature film starring Masoud Rayegan written and directed by Ali Jaberansari an MA graduate of the school, for whom this is his debut film. Produced by Jaberansari’s own company Here & There Productions,  the film was shot in Iran with post-production in … Continue reading