Events / iran / Media / Radio

Coming Up….

May 14th – Back from the Brink – An Audio Portrait Kouroush Yaghmaie brought psyche to Iran. He lived his music from his teens to adulthood until banned from singing, he was forced to produce children’s songs under a pseudonym for 19 years. His new album Back from the Brink comes as a CD and … Continue reading

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

Art / History / iran / Radio

Canary in a Coal Mine

13.30 Monday 23rd, 20.30 Sunday 29th January on established artist Farhad Ahrarnia discusses the concepts behind his work, how he became interested in the medium of embroidery and his opinion on the driving forces of foreign policy in the press. Ahrarnia’s current solo show Canary in a Coal Mine continues at Rose Issa Projects until 25th … Continue reading

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Middle Eastern Photography – 12th & 18th December

Omid Salehi “My Car is My Love” series Highlights of a conversation between writer Malu Halasa with curator Rose Issa at the National Portrait Gallery December 2011. “Documentary portrayals of reality can threaten the preferred narratives of authoritarian religious regimes […] and can also thwart Western misconceptions.”  From the pamphlet by Malu Halasa Alternative Histories … Continue reading