EVENTS

Selected by Thushari Perera

3 October 2017

ART EXHIBITION: FOR THE SAKE OF OIL

“A new exhibition by Angolan/London artists Isaac Carlos, Carla Mateta and Bob Dawson features paintings, poster prints, photographs and poems that explore vibrant aspects of African culture. It also includes commentary on the exploitation by global companies of the oil resources of sub Saharan Africa and its impact on people and their environment.”

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4 October 2017-31 March 2018

ILLUMINATING INDIA

“The varied event season spotlights the diverse scientific and cultural fabric of India and includes film screenings, music and dance performances, conversations with experts and much more.”

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5 October 2017 – 8 October 2017

1:54 CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART FAIR

“It’s an opportunity to enjoy contemporary African art in mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation, with a cross-section of works from across the continent.”

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6 October 2017

CONFERENCE: A CONVERSATION ON CONNECTING RACISM AND MIGRATION

“By exploring this post-Brexit context through multiple lenses including wider geographical perspectives, different scales and methods, we aim to provide a poly-vocal space that can show how the intersection of migration, citizenship, race and racism operates and is experienced.”

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6 October 2017—7 January 2018

VIDEO INSTALLATION: PURPLE BY JOHN AKOMFRAH

“At a time, when according to the UN, greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are at their highest levels in history, with people experiencing the significant impacts of climate change, including shifting weather patterns, rising sea level, and more extreme weather events, Akomfrah’s Purple brings a multitude of ideas into conversation including animal extinctions, the memory of ice, the plastic ocean and global warming. Akomfrah has combined hundreds of hours of archival footage with newly shot film and a hypnotic sound score to produce the video installation.”

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6 October 2017

INDENTURE ABOLITION CENTENARY CONFERENCE

“In collaboration with the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University of Warwick, the Centre for Postcolonial Studies hosts this two-day international conference at Senate House in London to mark the centenary of the abolition of indenture in the British Empire. The conference will include presentations from both new and established scholars and feature the latest research on indentureship and its legacies.”

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Ends Saturday 7 October 2017

THEATRE: PINK SARI REVOLUTION

“Pink Sari Revolution explores the real life struggle of the 400,000-member strong Gulabi Gang and its formidable leader, Sampat Pal. Instantly recognisable in their blazing pink saris and for campaigning for women’s rights both in India and on an international stage, this true story follows the gang’s investigation into why a young girl has been thrown into prison in the dead of night.”

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Ends Saturday 7 October 2017

THEATRE: AHIR SHAH: CONTROL

“Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee for Best Show, Ahir Shah explores the current global socio-political turmoil in a show about freedom, fascism, history, hope, and resistance.”

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