This Week’s Six Pillars – Piers Secunda Auction Special
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This Week’s Six Pillars – Piers Secunda Auction Special

Artist Piers Secunda has visited the edges of ISIS territory in Iraq, he has taken a decade of ‘rejected’ work and compacted it into a 1 metre cube, and sculpted ancient Chinese puzzles with paint. See Secunda’s fine art work donated to the Resonance104.4FM auction, you can still bid here. Broadcast Times: 6-6.30pm Mondays Repeats … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Omid Walidzadeh Guest Mix
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Omid Walidzadeh Guest Mix

Omid has been a guest on Six Pillars since the days of Myspace, (around 2006) and his career in USA has flourished since we first were in touch. Based in California, Omid began creating heavily sampled hip hop and other forms of electronic music for film and music release after a bachelor in recording arts … Continue reading

Six Pillars’ Broadcast – News from Calais
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Six Pillars’ Broadcast – News from Calais

This week: when the ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais was destroyed by the French state, its 10,000 residents were forced to leave. Some went to accommodation centres in France, others travelled further afield, or slept rough in Calais. But many ex-‘Jungle’ inhabitants moved to La Linière, an ‘official’ refugee camp near Dunkerque, increasing its population to … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Classical Persian Music
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Classical Persian Music

This week, a political listening exercise. Too often when we discuss Iran today or even the Persian Empire that preceded it, homegrown classical music does not come to mind. But for how many years before the first notes were written down in Europe, were the Mesopotamians and their neighbours stringing the early versions of the … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Putting the Palestine Back into Christmas
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Putting the Palestine Back into Christmas

Who were the first Christians and where were they? The Maronite and other denominations of Christians in Palestine and Jordan explained, with Arab songs of the Christian tradition. Numbers have dwindled in Occupied Palestine, with many Christians moving to Lebanon or nearby. But how did Christianity start as a “thing’? “The earliest followers of Jesus … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast: London Palestine Film Festival
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Six Pillars Broadcast: London Palestine Film Festival

The London Palestine Film Festival (LPFF) returns after a two year haitus, with diverse, rare and popular shorts, features and documentaries, working to connect audiences with international filmmakers focusing on Palestine-related issues. Joining the likes of Bella Freud and Eyal Weizman for the festival are this week’s Six Pillars’ guests (bios below): Mai Masri with … Continue reading