Art / film / iran

A Split in Family, Country and Values.

Best Foreign Language Film and Best Screenplay Oscar nominations, although ‘A Separation’ has a massive amount of international appeal, what does it tell us about Iran today? Discuss. With it writer and director Ashghar Farhadi illustrates the phenomenal pressures exacted on families, some of which are specific to Iran, and also the terrible effect of … Continue reading

classical music / Events / History / iran / Music / Radio

Two free tickets to Kayhan Kalhor, Madjid Khaladj and ensemble

We’ll be giving away two tickets to Kayhan Kalhor, Madjid Khaladj and ensemble for Sunday 13 November 2011, 7:45pm to celebrate the London Jazz Festival on next month. Kalhor is acclaimed master of the kemancheh and Grammy Award nominee. Tune in this Monday 13.30 GMT to find out how to win… Continue reading

Art / Fine art and design / Media / Press and Past Listings / Radio

Today’s Show – Frieze Art Fair Emdash Award Winner Anahita Razmi in Conversation

From 13.30-14.00hrs GMT we’ll be broadcasting an interview with visiting artist Anahita Razmi, after her return from Iran where she was filming her video installation for the Frieze Art Fair. Taking as her starting point a well known dance piece from 1970’s New York, Anahita created a chinese-whispers in dance on the rooftops of Tehran. … Continue reading

Contemporary Music / iran / Music / Press and Past Listings / Radio / Uncategorized

Six Pillars to Persia Monday 1st August – Sohrab

Today’s show 13.30, repeated Sunday 20.30  looks at the work of a sound artist Sohrab.While we’d been communicating for over two years preparing for a collaboration, the release of a new remix album ‘You Are Not Alone ll’ and his current appeal against deportation from Germany to Iran make this just the right time. Please … Continue reading