Migrant Events in London

April

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Saturday 1 April

* English PEN Modern Literature Festival 2017, writers perform new works created in solidarity with some of the people supported by PEN’s Writers at Risk Programme, 2pm, 4pm, 7.30pm, free, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1.
Info: www.englishpen.org/event/english-pen-modern-literature-festival

Sunday 2 April

* Egypt - A Nation in Crisis, Wafik Mustafa, 8pm, 5, Hashomer House, 37a Broadhurst Gardens, NW6.
Info: info[at]meretz.org.uk
  Wednesday 3 April

* The Legacy of Fidel Castro, Antoni Kapcia, Peter Hitchens, Ken Livingstone, Helen Yaffe, Steve Ludlam, Paul Webster Hare via video link, 8.30am-1pm, Canning House, 14 Belgrave Square, SW1.
Info: 7 811 5600/ enquiries[at]canninghouse.org/ www.canninghouse.org

Monday 3 April

* Mapping Colonialism: The Work of ‘De-Colonizer’ in Israel, 7.30pm, Duke Street Church, Duke Street, Richmond.
Info: 7 700 6192/ info[at]palestinecampaign.org

Wednesday 5 April

* Kleptoscope: Nigeria, London and the Dirty Cash Trail, Chibundu Onuzo, Eva Anderson, Matthew Page, 7pm, £12.50/£10, Frontline Club, Norfolk Place, W2.
Info: 7 479 8950

* Defeat is an Orphan; How Pakistan Lost the Great South Asian War, Myra MacDonald, 6pm, Kings Colllege, The Strand, WC2.
Info: edward.burrell[at]kcl.ac.uk

Thursday 6 April

* From Children of Europe to Lesbos: What have we learnt in 70 years?, David Kogan, 6pm, Palace House, 3 Cathedral Street, SE1. Info: www.irr.org.uk/events/from-children-of-europe-to-lesbos

* Unaccompanied Child refugees: 1939 and the present, Lord Dubbs, 6.30pm, St Mary-At-Hill, Lovat Lane, Eastcheap, EC3.
Info: www.migrantsrights.org.uk/events/


* Endangered languages – Why do they matter?, Mandana Seyfeddinipur, 6.45-8pm, £10/£8/£5, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1.
Info: 7 307 5454/ enquiries[at]asiahouse.co.uk

Monday 10 April

* State of Rebellion: Violence and Intervention in the Central African Republic, Louisa Lombard, 6pm, Kings Colllege, The Strand, WC2. Info: 7 836 5454

Tuesday 11 April

* Meeting Global Challenges, Jim Yong Kim, 6.30pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2.
Info: 7 955 6043/ events[at]lse.ac.uk

Tuesday 11 April

* Latin America and the Caribbean: Routes to growth in a new trade world, presentation of the Inter-American Development Banks 2017 Latin American and Caribbean Macroeconomic Report by Andrew Powell, plus David Lubin, 5-6.45pm, 10/5, Canning House, 15 Belgrave Square,  SW1.
Info: 7 811 5600/ enquiries[at]canninghouse.org/ www.canninghouse.org

Wednesday 19 April

* Asia in Realignment: The Impeachment of Park Geun-hye, Paul French, John Everard, Celia Hatton, 7pm, £12.50/£10, Frontline Club, 12 Norfolk Place, W2. 

Thursday 20 April

* Sin Cities: Away in Mumbai & Kolkata, Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay, 6.45-8pm, £10/£8/£5, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1. Info: 7 307 5454/ enquiries[at]asiahouse.co.uk

Friday 21 April 

* 2017 Legacies of Biafra Conference, explores the on-going impact of the war locally and globally, iots influence on international perceptions and on the political and social structures within Nigeria, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1. Info: le7[at]soas.ac.uk/  cas[at]soas.ac.uk
Reservations www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/legacies-of-biafra-reflections-on-the-nigeria-biafra-war- 

Monday 24 April

* Cuba At the Crossroads: What Does the Future Hold?, Stephen Wilkinson, 6.45pm, £3/£2, Friends of Le Monde, The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, near Farrington Underground.
Info:www.mondediplofriends.org.uk

* Aleppo Like You’ve Never Known It, Philip Mansel, 12.30-1.30, £8/£6/£4, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1.
Info: 7 307 5454/ enquiries[at]asiahouse.co.uk

* The Kingdom of Women, Choo Waihong, 6.45-8pm, £10-/£8/£5, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1.
Info: 7 307 5454/ enquiries[at]asiahouse.co.uk

Tuesday 25 April

* The War is in the Mountains: Judith Matloff in Conversation, Judith Matloff and Nawal al-Maghafi discuss the links between geography and conflict, and reflect on the writer’s discoveries from the world’s most remote regions, 7pm, £12.50/£10, Frontline Club, 12 Norfolk Place, W2.
 
*  Sharing Sovereignty: peacebuilding and the UN’s joint efforts in Timor-Leste and Cambodia, John Ciorciari, 6.30pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2.
Info: 7 955 6043/ events[at]lse.ac.uk

* Trump and China in the Asian century, Arne Westad, 6.30pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2.
Info: 7 955 6043/ events[at]lse.ac.uk

Wednesday 26 April

* How To Be An Active Citizen, Roman Krznaric, 1pm, RSA, 6 John Adam Street, WC2.
Info: 7 451 6868/ rsa.events[at]rsa.org.uk
Supporting Refugee Children in Education

* Growing up in a Changing China, Xiaolu Guo, 6.45- 8pm, £10/£8/£5, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1.
Info: 7 307 5454/ enquiries[at]asiahouse.co.uk

Thursday 27 April

* East West Street: Philippe Sands in conversation with Daniel Finkelstein, 6:30p-8pm, £5, The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide, 29 Russell Square, WC1.
Info: 7 636 7247

Friday 28 April

* Peace-building in Guinea-Bissau, 2pm, Historical Pluralisms and the Prospects for Peace, Jose Lingna Nafafe,  Nayanka Perdigao, Ibrahima Galissa; 3.45, Musical Pluralisms and the Prospects for Peace, Manecas Costa, Tony Dudu, 5.30pm, screening, Identities in Greater Senegambia and Beyond: Perspectives Through History and Music in Dialogue’ + discussion with Lucy Duran and Toby Green; 7.30pm, concert with Manecas Costa, Tony Dudu, Ibrahima Galissa, free, King's College, Strand Campus, WC2.
Info: peacebuildingguineabissau.eventbrite.co.uk 

* Migrahts Organise AGM, 6pm, Hamilton House Conference Centre, Mabeldon Place, WC1.
Info: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/migrants-organise

29 Saturday-Sunday 30 April

* The Camel Conference – Camel cultures: historical traditions; Present threats, and future prospects, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1.
Info: ed.emery[at]soas.ac.uk

 


EXHIBITIONS


* Incoming, using an advanced thermographic weapons and border imaging technology that can see beyond 30 kilometres, registering a heat signature of relative temperature difference, Richard Mosse’s artwork is about the refugee crisis unfolding in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Libya, in Syria, the Sahara, the Persian Gulf, and elsewhere, free, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2, until 23 April.
Info: 7 638 4141
Review: oneworld.org weapon-turned-into-a-witness-to-highlight-the-plight-of-migrants

* Refugees: German Contribution to 20th Century British Art, free, Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, NW8, until 4 June.
Info: www.benuri.org.uk
 
* Selected Works by Eva Frankfurther (1930–1959), ‘West Indian, Irish, Cypriot and Pakistani immigrants, English whom the Welfare State had passed by, these were the people amongst whom I lived and made some of my best friends”, free, Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, NW8, until 18 June.
Info: www.benuri.org.uk
 
* Making Jamaica: Photography from the 1890s, the history of how the images of modern Jamaica as a tourist destination – and tropical commodity – was created through photography, Autograph ABNP, Rivington Street, until 18 April.
nfo: 7 739 7855
Review: oneworld.org/jamaicas-19th-century-photographic-makeover

* Child's Play, Mark Neville's photographs about the right to play includes images from refugeecamps and war zones, The Foundling Museum, WC1, until 30 April
 
* Afghanistan: Reflections on Helmand, examines the British arrival in 2006 and the decisions that shaped the way the conflict escalated, exploring the impact on those who were there and the lessons learned, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, SE1, until 26 November.
Info: 7 416 5000
 
* Edmund Clark: War of Terror, the artist-photographer's work on hidden aspects of state control during the "Global War on Terror", free, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, SE1, until 28 August.
Info: 7 416 5000
 
* London, Sugar & Slavery, permanent gallery at the Museum of Docklands, No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, E14.
Info: info[at]museumoflondon.org.uk
 
* Atlantic Worlds, transatlantic slave trade gallery, National Maritime Museum, Park Row, SE1.
Info: 8 858 4422/ 8 312 656

* Morgenland, Elger Esser's large format photos taken while travelling in Egypt, Israel and Lebanon, Parasol Unit, 14 Wharf Road, N1 until 21 May.
Info:  7 490 7373 / info[at]parasol-unit.org

* Double Take, Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari presents portraits from the studio of Hashem el Madani in which two people of the same sex kiss or embrace, exploring their specific cultural and political histories, free, National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2, until 3 September.
Info: 7 306 0055

* Bright Young Tings, photographs by Michael Mayhew and a new artwork by Cherelle Sappleton, "a rare snapshot of the work developed by black theatre practitioners between 1979 and 1982", Lyttelton Lounge, National Theatre, until 15 April.
Info: nationaltheatre.org.uk

from Thursday 13 April
* Far from the Western Front, photo exhibition exploring some of the untold stories of the more than one million South Asian men who served during the First World War, Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, W1, until 13 April.
Info: 7 491 3567/ 7 493 2019

PERFORMANCES

from Tuesday 4 April

* Expensive Shit, an all-female Black cast star in Afrobeat-filled exploration of female empowerment, moving from modern day Glasgow to Fela Kuti’s Shrine club in 1980s Nigeria, Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, W1, until 22 April.
Info:  7 478 0100

Friday 7 April

* Arabs Are Not Funny!, Karim Duval, Nabil Abdulrashid, Ella Pigeon Al-Shamahi, 7.30-11pm, £15, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7.
Info: www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events

from 7 April

* Guards at the Taj, it’s Agra, India, 1648 and two men keep watch as the final touches are put to the Taj Mahal behind them, having been warned that no-one will turn to look at the building until it is complete, Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, W1, until 20 May.
Info: 7 743 5050 / www.bushtheatre.co.uk

Saturday 8 April

* Songs for Syria, the Al Firdaus Ensemble, fundraiser for Al Khair Foundation, 7.30-10.30pm, £21.83, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1.
Info: 7 405 1818

Sunday 9 April

* A Strange New Space, one woman show melds physical theatre with puppetry and original music which takes you on an imagined voyage into space paralleled with a real-life journey as a refugee, for ages 3-7, 11am & 2.30pm, £9/£7, Omnibus, 1 Clapham Common Northside, SW4.
Info: 7 498 4699/ enquiries[at]omnibus-clapham.org

from Friday 28 April

* Occupational Hazards, based on the memoir by Rory Stewart about the time when, as a 30-year-old former British diplomat, he is posted to serve as governor in a province of the newly liberated Iraq, Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, NW3, until 3 June.
Info: 7 722 9301/ boxoffice[at]hampsteadtheatre.com


FILMS

* Tickling Giants, in the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, heart surgeon Bassem Youssef decides to become a full-time comedian and his weekly programme quickly becomes the most viewed television program in the Middle East. His problems are just beginning, 6.30pm, £9/£7, Curzon Bloomsbury, until 6 April.
Review: oneworld.org/egyptian-comedy-straight-from-the-heart 

* Fear Eats the Soul, superb early Fassbinder feature about an elderly woman who walks into an immigrants bar in Germany and starts a relationship with a handsome young Moroccan, Brtish Film Institute, Belvedere Road, SE1, until 13 April.
Info: 7 928 3232 

Saturday 1 April

* Jean Rouch: West African Rituals + introduced by Travis Miles, 6.15pm, £8.80-£12.10, BFI, Belvedere Road, SE1.
Info. 7 928 3232

Sunday 2 April

* Sembene, fascinating documentary about “the father of African cinema”, 4pm, 7.30pm, £7.88, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham Green, N15.
Info: www.eventbrite.co.uk
Review: oneworld.org/moving-portrait-of-the-father-of-african-film

* Moi, un Noir (Me, a Black Man), ‘ethnofiction’ documenting a week in the lives of immigrants in an Ivorian slum, 3.50pm, £8.80-£12.10, BFI, Belvedere Road, SE1.
Info: 7 928 3232

* Black Girl, Ousmane Sembène’s film adopts an African perspective as a young Senegalese woman takes a job with a French family, 5.50pm, £8.80-£12.10, BFI, Belvedere Road, SE1.
Info: 7 928 3232

from Monday 3 April

* India on film: Bollywood 2.0, celebration of Indian filmmaking and films about India – from Bollywood to Tollywood (home of Telugu and Bengali cinema) – in cinemas and online. Programme includes previews of new films, independent cinema, restorations of classic titles, and opportunities to meet stars and filmmakers, BFI, Belvedere Road, SE1.
Info: whatson.bfi.org.uk/

* Neruda, biopic mixing fact and fiction, on the Chilean poet who was pursued by a detective for his communist leanings, 6.15pm, £12-£16.50, BFI, Belvedere Road, SE1.
Info: 7 928 3232
Review: oneworld.org/nerudas-escape-pits-poetry-against-authority

Tuesday 4 April

* Those Who Jump + a Malian refugee documents his experiences of attempting to scale the barriers separating Morocco and Spain + Q&A, 6.20, £3-£6, ICA, The Mall, SW1.
Info: www.ica.org.uk

Wednesday 5 April

* Neruda, biopic mixing fact and faction as the Chilean poet fleeing into exile is pursued by a detective for his communist leanings, 6.20pm, Curzon Soho
Review: oneworld.org/nerudas-escape-pits-poetry-against-authority 

* Those Who Jump, Malian refugee Abou is given a camera to film life in the makeshift camp on a sparse Moroccan hillside looking out at the tiny Spanish enclave of Melilla + Q&A with director Moritz Siebert, 6.30pm, £9/£7, Curzon Bloomsbury

Thursday 6 April

* Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu, the South African ANC freedom fighter’s life from ghetto street trader to political awakening and transformation into an activist, 6pm, £6.50, BFI, Southbank. Belvedere Road, SE1.
Info: 7 928 3232
 
from Friday 7 April

* Those Who Jump, Malian refugee Abou is given a camera to film life in the makeshift camp on a sparse Moroccan hillside looking out at the tiny Spanish enclave of Melilla, Curzon Bloomsbury

Monday 10 April 

* Letters From Baghdad, the story of British spy, explorer and political powerhouse Gertrude Bell who travelled in Arabia before being recruited by British military intelligence during WWI to help draw the borders of Iraq + Q&A with the directors, 7pm, £10/£6, Frontline Club, 12 Norfolk Place, W2.
Info: 7 479 8960

Thursday 20 April

* India in a Day, India as seen through its citizens’ eyes over a 24-hour period + Q&A with director Richie Mehta, editor Beverley Mills and producer Cassandra Sigsgaard, 6.10, £8.80-£12.10, BFI, Belvedere Road, SE1.
Info: 7 928 3232

Friday 21 April

* Letters From Baghdad, the story of British spy, explorer and political powerhouse Gertrude Bell who travelled in Arabia before being recruited by British military intelligence during WWI to help draw the borders of Iraq + discussion, 6.20pm, Curzon Bloomsbury

from Friday 21 April

* Nowhere to Hide, as US and Coalition troops retreated from Iraq in 2011, male nurse Nori Sharif was given a camera by director Zaradasht Ahmed who documents his country over six years as patients, colleagues and neighbours are forced to flee, Curzon B

Friday 21-Saturday 29 April

* Frames of Representation, documentary festival with 11 docs and eight supporting events. Programme includes 21 Apr, A Dialogue on Labour, a vast factory in Gujarat; 22 Apr, Mogadishu Soldier, two Somali soldiers record their lives on cameras’ who are given cameras; 23 Apr, Docile Bodies and The Future `Perfect from Argentina; 26 Apr, Eldorado XX1, a study of Peruvian miners who work without pay in return for the chance to explore the mine for four hours every 30 days; 27 Apr, Gulistan, Land of Roses, on female Kurdish guerrillas; 29 Apr, The Solitude, exploration of a demolition-threatened Venezuelan house and its inhabitants; ICA, The Mall, SW1.
Info: www.ica.org.uk
 
Thursday 27 April

* Letters From Baghdad, the story of British spy, explorer and political powerhouse Gertrude Bell who travelled in Arabia before being recruited by British military intelligence during WWI to help draw the borders of Iraq + discussion, 6.25pm, Curzon Soho
* Photo Farag, documentary that follows the Farag family who emigrated from Baghdad to Israel in the 1950s, built a hugely influential photography business but gradually disintegrated + Q&A with director Kobi Farag, 8.30pm, Phoenix Cinema

Saturday 29 April

* Wrong Elements, documentary about Ugandan former child soldiers, the wrong elements that society struggles to accept + Q&A with Jonathan Littell, 6pm, Institut francais, 17 Queensberry Place, SW7.
Info: 7 871 3515/ box.office[at]institutfrancais.org.uk

 
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