iran / Literature / Radio

Persian Catechumen

Women in Sadeq Hedayat’s fiction, modernity and Iranian drama, metamorphosis of meaning in Rumi, possibilities of feminist studies of conflict…these are just some of the topics a place at Oxford University studying Persian will afford you…in your spare time. Monday 5th March we talk to the president of Oxford University Persian Society Amara Elahi about their … Continue reading

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7th London Kurdish Film Festival – Monday 14th Nov

From the 17th -27th November we celebrate the 7th LKFF here in London. Since our in-depth interview with film director Bahman Gobadi we’ve been intrigued to hear more from this sector of the ‘Iranian peoples’. The Kurds are a nation without a state, probably the largest stateless people in the world: over 30 uprooted million … Continue reading

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The Web of Breath – Shirazeh Houshiary

Monday 24th October 13.30 we broadcast a personal tour of the Lisson Gallery with eminent artist Shirazeh Houshiary on the eve of her remarkable solo show. In this interview, she discusses the depth of meaning in her work, the applied  methods she uses in the studio painting and the animations and sculptures that feature in … Continue reading

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Monday June 20th 11 – Music from South Iran – Fisherman’s Bagpipes

Today’s interview with the head of the Shahnbezadeh Ensemble, Saed. It’s amazing to see how much younger the drummer, his son, looks in this video while playing so well. The interview took place just before the Festival of Arts concert at Cadogan Hall to mark the Persian Gulf aspect of Iranian culture. Saed discusses performing … Continue reading