A Night with Young Iranian and Afghan Poets
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A Night with Young Iranian and Afghan Poets

A Night with Young Iranian and Afghan Poets Granaz Mousavi, Fatemeh Shams, Reza Mohammadi This event will be in Persian  6.00pm, Friday 22 November 2013 Room B102, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University London Granaz Mousavi is an Iranian-Australian contemporary poet, film director and screen writer. She is primarily renowned for her avant-garde poetry in the 90s. … Continue reading

Music News, Free Film Screenings, Podcasts
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Music News, Free Film Screenings, Podcasts

UK-Iran Sonic Residency Film Screenings – November, London November Radio Listings Six Pillars Interviews Podcast ________________________________________________________________________ Iran-UK Sonic Residency Live Performance -Queen Elizabeth Hall 6pm Southbank Centre – Friday December 13th After a period of shortlisting and final interviews we’ve selected our final participants! We’ll be announcing names as soon as the visa decisions come … Continue reading

This Week’s Radio Show – Future Imperfect Symposium Tate
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This Week’s Radio Show – Future Imperfect Symposium Tate

Guests in the studio are curator, writer, and Ibraaz editor Omar Kholeif and Head of Public Programmes at Tate Modern and Britain Nora Razian. Ibraaz is an online platform for the arts, with a focus on Middle East and North Africa. On November 9th Ibraaz extends its programme to a day of debate and discussion … Continue reading

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