October

London events

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 Migrant Voice - London events

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Daniel Nelson

October events include the annual Somali Week Festival, with  poetry, literature, panel discussions, documentary film screenings and music.

 

Thursday 1 October

* The causes of radicalisation in Pakistan and in Britain, Owen Bennett Jones. 7-8.30pm, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1. Info: centres[at]soas.ac.uk / 7898 4893

* State, society and economy: Perspectives on African constitutions, Yash Ghai, 6pm, The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, SW1. Info: 7969 5200/ events[at]britac.ac.uk

* Adding Global Value: Women's Views on CHOGM, Lord Howell, Catherine Mayer, Kim Simplis Barrow, Deborah Leary, 6-9pm, £5/£10/£12, Royal Over-Seas League, Park Place, St James's Street, SW1A. Info: membersevents[at]rosl.org.uk / 7016 6906

* China's International relations At a Time of Rising Rule of Law Challenges, Annabel Egan, He Weifang, Thomas E. Kellogg, Nicola Macbean, Teng Biao, Steve Tsang, King's College, Somerset House, The Strand, WC2. Info: 7836 5454

 

Friday 2 October

* Pastoralism, past and future, Tekeste Ghebray, Angela Raven-Roberts, Camilla Toulmin, Zeremariam Fre, Simon Levine, John Morton, 9am-5pm, Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Road, SE1. Info: 7922 0300

* Africa's response to epidemic threats, Peter Piot, 6:30-7:30pm, British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1. Info: Vickie.Bazalgette[at]lshtm.ac.uk

 

Saturday 3 October

* Amnesty UK London Region Conference, Kate Allen, Steve Symonds, Laura Trevelyan, discussions, workshops, 9:30am-4.30pm, 17-25 New Inn Yard, EC2. Info:  http://amnestylondonconference2015.eventbrite.co.uk  Booking/ amnestylondonconference2015[at]gmail.com

* London Commonwealth Youth Summit, one-day simulation of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, 10am-5pm, The Council Chamber, Tower Hamlets Borough Council

* The Missing Chapter: Healing Through Archives, Abira Hussein, Kinsi Abdulleh and Ego Ahaiwe on establishing a digital photographic archive for the Somali diaspora, 1:30-4:30pm, free, Rivington Place, EC2. Info: info[at]rivingtonplace.org/ 7749 1240

 

 

Sunday 4 October

* Young People's Human Rights Day Tour, for 11-18-year-olds, 11am. Info: https://www.bihr.org.uk/Event/15-days-of-action-young-peoples-event-london  British Institute of Human Rights

 

Monday 5 October

* War on the Doorstep: How Modern Warfare Entered the Home, Owen Sheer and Sunjeev Sahota7.45pm, £8, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1. Info: 7960 4200

* Myanmar on the Brink, Mark Canning, Jurgen Haacke, Shibani Mahtani, 6.30pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2. Info: 7955 7602

* Democracy in Africa , Nic Cheeseman , Stephen Chan, Phil Clark, School of Oriental and African Studies, Russell Square, WC1

* The Politics of African Industrial Policy, Lindsay Whitfield, 7pm, free, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1. Info: cas[at]soas.ac.uk

 

Tuesday 6 October

* A Right to Migrate?, Chris Bertram, Emily Dugan, Matthew Gibney, Madeleine Sumption, 6.30pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2. Info: 7955 7602

* Invisible Threads: Women in India, Lucy Beresford, 6.45pm, £8/£6/£5, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1. Info: 7307 5454/ enquiries[at]asiahouse.co.uk

* Caesar Photos: Inside the Syrian Authorities' Prisons, plus panel debate, 10am-6pm, debate 7-8:30pm, free, Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, W2. Info: 7479 8940/ events[at]frontlineclub.com/ www.frontlineclub.com  /

* Beyond Goodluck: Boko Haram's Insurgency and Security in Northeast Nigeria, Kate Robertson, Funmi Iyanda,  Caroline Varin, Elizabeth Pearson, 4-6pm, King's College, Strand, WC2. Info: 7836 5454

* Southeast Asia's half miracle: Economic progress and remaining challenges, Anne Booth, 5.15pm, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1. Info: cas[at]soas.ac.uk

* The Missing Chapter: Healing Through Archives, Abira Hussein, Kinsi Abdulleh and Ego Ahaiwe on establishing a digital photographic archive for the Somali diaspora, 1:30-4:30pm, free, Rivington Place, EC2. Info: info[at]rivingtonplace.org / 7749 1240

* Protracted urban conflict response: what needs to change, Luzy Earle, Paul Shanahan, Michael Talhami, Mark Zeitoun, 3.30pm, free, Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Road, SE1. Info:  7922 0300.

* Report From Cairo, William Wells, founder of Cairo’s iconic art institution, Townhouse, discusses how Townhouse, its community and Egypt’s art scene have reacted to the events of 2011, 7.30pm, free, Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, W2. Info: http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/william-wells-report-cairo

 

 

Wednesday 7 October

* The European Jewish Experience of Migration, Michael Berkowitz and François Guesnet, 6.30-8pm, Institute of Jewish Studies, University College London, Pearson Building, Gower Street, WC1. Info: www.ucl.ac.uk/ijs / ijs[at]ucl.ac.uk / 7679 3520

* Gaza-Israel: The Legal and the Military View, Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, 6pm, Barnard’s Inn Hall, Barnard's Inn Hall, Holborn, EC1. Info: 7831 0575/ enquiries[at]gresham.ac.uk

* Activism in the Niger Delta: Reflections on the past, present & future, 7.30-9pm,  School of Oriental and African Studies, Russell Square, WC1

 

Thursday 8 October

* World Disasters Report 2015: local actors, the key to humanitarian effectiveness, Mo Hamza, Joanna Macrae, Alexander Matheou, midday-6.30pm, free, Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Road, SE1. Info:  7922 0300

* The elephant in the room: Parallels between Martyr and Homegrown, Rev Giles Fraser, Moazzam Begg, 7pm, Free with ticket to Martyr, or davidh[at]indexoncensorship.org , Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley St, SE1

* Women, Peace and Security: tackling the cycle of violence against women, Christine Chinkin, 6.30pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2. Info: 7955 7602

 

Monday 12 October

* Oil Justice Now: Stop Corporate Impunity, Colombian activists Gilberto Torres and Francisco Ramirez Cuellar, 6–9pm, Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, Holborn, WC1. Info: http://www.waronwant.org/media/oil-justice-now-stop-corporate-impunity  Oil Justice Now

+ launch of book, Time of the Bullet and the Salamander, by Vladimir Carillo Rozo, and entertainment by Expresión Inka

* Protection of Civilians - Rhetoric or Reality in UN Peace Operations and the Case of South Sudan, Hilde F. Johnson, 1.30-3pm, King's College, Strand, WC2. Info: 7836 5454

* Sustaining Peace - What Does It Take? Learning Lessons From Peace Operations, 5-7pm, King's College, Strand, WC2. Info: 7836 5454

* Is Africa Rising: a personal perspective, Winnie Byanyima, 6.30pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2. Info: 7955 7602

 

Tuesday 13 October

* Making Connections: Refugee Experience in our Archives, 1-2pm, free, The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, WC1. Info: 7636 724

* Migration and security challenges in the Mediterranean: every country for itself or a European response?, Angelino Alfano, 3.30pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2. Info: 7955 7602

* Spies, Secrets and Lies: How do Yesterday's and Today's Censors Compare, Stephen Grey, Robert McCrum, Xiaolu Guo, Ismael Einashe, 7pm, £12.50/£10, Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, W2. Info: owain.mortimer[at]policyconnect.org.uk / 7479 8940 / events[at]frontlineclub.com / www.frontlineclub.com

* Making Connections: Refugee Experience in our Archives, 1-2pm, free, The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, WC1. Info: 7636 724

* Unsettled resettlements: Community, Belonging and Livelihood in Rio de Janeiro's Minha Cases Minha Verda, Melissa Fernández, 5.30, King's College, Strand, WC2. Info: 7836 5454/ ain.o.hannah[at]kcl.ac.uk

* Where does the money go? Analysis of funding for malaria research, Michael Head, 4-5pm, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1.  Info: malaria[at]lshtm.ac.uk

* Shobhana Bhartia in conversation with Suhel Seth, media and politics in contemporary India, 6.30-8pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2. Info: 7955 7602

* Jet Set Frontiers: Tourism, Hijackings, Petrodollars, and the Politics of Aeromobility from Beirut to the Gulf, Waleed Hazbun, 5pm, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1. Info: nl15[at]soas.ac.uk

* Feeding the World: Why Malthus is Still Wrong, Elaine Graham-Leigh, 5pm, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1. Info: as59[at]soas.ac.uk / fi2[at]soas.ac.uk / 7898 4504/ 7898 4723

* Qatar – Small State, Big Politics, Mehran Kamrava, 5.45pm, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1. Info: vp6[at]soas.ac.uk / 7898 4330/4490

 

Wednesday 14 October

* Our Freedom Under Threat?, Shami Chakrabarti, 7.30pm, Barbican Centre, Silk Street

 

Thursday 15 October

* Human rights pop-up day, 10am, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fifteen-days-of-action-full-day-community-event-london-registration-18666927282  British Institute of Human Rights

* Empowering girls: challenging harmful gender norms, Jasvinder Sanghera, Anita Ghimire, Bekele Tefera, Grace Bantebya, Tran Ti Van Anh, Nicola Jones, Rachel Yates, Sarah Cook, 10am-12.30pm, Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Road, SE1. Info: 7922 0300

* Construct a Just Social and Global Order, Onora O’Neill, Philip Alston, Michael Ignatieff, John Tasioulas, 6.30pm, King's College, Strand, WC2. Info: 7836 5454/ ain.o.hannah[at]kcl.ac.uk

* The Unhappy Marriage of Two UN Agendas: Women, Peace and security and the Protection of Civilians, Niamh Reilly, 5pm, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1. Info: gh21[at]soas.ac.uk / 7898 4367

* Headlines from the Holy Land; reporting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, James Rodgers, Sir Vincent Fean, Harriet Sherwood, 6.30pm, free, City University, Northampton Square, EC1. Info: 7040 8037/ www.city.ac.uk/events

* Women, Security, and Justice: Enforcing Gender-Based Violence Laws in Post-Conflict African States, Peace Medie, 6-7pm, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1. Info: secretary[at]asauk.net 

 

 

                 

Saturday 17-Sunday 18 October

* Settlers and Citizens: : A Critical View of Israeli Society, Nadim Rouhana, Ismael Abu Saad, Noam Sheizaf, Hilla Dayan, Nimer Sultany, Jamil Dakwar, Lisa Hajjar, Suhad Bishara, Sharri Plonski,  Zachary Lockman, Haim Yacobi, Akanksha Mehta, Shir Hever,  Mtanes Shehadeh, Ilan Pappe, Mazen Masri, Orly Noy, David Sheen, Dan Freeman Maloy, Hila Amit, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1. Info: http://soasunion.org/ents/event/552/ Booking / http://soasunion.org/ents/event/552/ Conference details

Battle of Ideas festival, over 90 sessions, including Why are young people joining ISIS?, Everyday Liberties, War and Peace, Feminism and its discontents, International Battles, £10-£55/day, Barbican Centre, Silk Street. Info: 7269 9220/  geoffkidder[at]instituteofideas.com / http://www.battleofideas.org.uk/2015/tickets

 

Sunday 18 October

* How is Gandhi and Non-Violence Relevant to Politics Today?, Shahrar Ali, 11am-1pm, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. Info: 7405 1818

 

Monday 19 October

* The Modern Mercenary: private armies and what they mean for world order, Sean McFate, 6.30pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2. Info: 7955 7602

 

from Tuesday 20 October

* Nour Festival of Arts, music, film, food, exhibitions, talks and dance - contemporary Middle Eastern and North African arts and culture in venues in Kensington and Chelsea, until; 8 November Info:  https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/subsites/nour.aspx

 

Wednesday 21 October

* Migration and security challenges in the Mediterranean: every country for itself or a European response?, Angelino Alfano, 3.30pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2. Info: 7955 7602

* Justice, Accountability and Human Rights in India, Dushyant Dave, 6.30pm, free, Centre for the Study of Human Rights, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, WC2. Info: human.rights[at]lse.ac.uk

* To Defend the Revolution is to Defend Culture, book launch on Cuban culture and discussion with the author, 5-7pm, free, Goldsmiths College, New Cross, SE14. Info: 7919 7171

* Justice, Accountability and Human Rights in India, Dushyant Dave, 6.30pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2. Info: 7955 7602

* Humanitarian News: changes, challenges and prospects, Glenda Cooper and Simon Cottle, 6.30pm, free, City University, College Building, St John Street, EC1. Info: 7040 8037/ www.city.ac.uk/events 

 

Thursday 22 October

* Nawal El Saadawi, talks to Shereen El Feki, 7pm, free, The Mosaic Rooms, Tower House, 226 Cromwell Road, SW5. Info: 7370 9990

* The Image Is Witness,  Michket Krifa, Vali Mahlouji and Gabriel Bauret discuss representation, (re)framing and understanding of Arab photography in the West today, 6-8pm, £14/£9, Institut francais, 17 Queensberry Place, SW7. Info: 7871 3515/ 

   

Friday 23 October

* Somali Week London launch, celebration of Somali arts and culture,  Harriet Mathews, Sada Mire, Cawo Abdi, Ladan Osman, Prince Abdi, Mahamed BK, 1.30-4pm, £10, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1. Info: 7960 4200

* Somali Week Festival, Maxamed Abdi Said ‘Maxamed BK’, Daud Ali ‘Masahaf’, Sahra Ilays, Anab Guleid Mahamud, Mataano, Ladan Osman, Mohamed Adow, Ugaaso Boocow, Professor Cawo Abdi,  Dr. Sada Mirre,  Ibrahim Hersi Hurre ‘Dayrwaa’, Abdidhuh Yusuf, Abdirahman  Farah ‘Guri Barwaaqo’, Dr Rasheed Farrah, Safia Aidid, Dr Siham Rayale, Rashiid Maxamed Shabeelle, Farah Gaamuute, Said Salah Ahmed,  Abdilahi Hassan  Ganey, and Abdi M Dahir, Prince Abdi, Nadifa Mohamed, Aar Maanta, Mahamed Mahamoud Haykel, Abdirahman Mohammed Abtidoon, Autumn Sharif, Nimco Degan, Ridwan Osman, Firdos Ali, Elmi Ali, Hannah Mohamed, Amaal Said, Hibaaq Osman, Zainab Dahir, Nimco Yaasin, Kaltuun Bacado, Macalow, Mohamud Omar ‘Walaalaha Sweden’, Said Hussein, Dr Martin Orwin, Maryan Mursal, Asha Luul Mohamed, Laila Osman, Laila Duale, Rashid Sheikh Abdillahi, Dr.Idil Osman, Mohammed Abdullahi Artan,Farxiya Fiska, Lul Hassan Kulmiye, Farah Ahmed Hassan, Sheikh Mohamoud Sheikh Dalmar, Yasmiin Ibrahim, Yasmin Abdalla, Oxford House, Derbyshire Street , E2, until 1 November . Info: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/somali-week-festival-10days-ticket-tickets-17482997115 Somali Week/ info[at]kayd.org / @somaliweekfest

 

Monday 26 October

* Beyond Good Business: Advocating for women's rights in the context of natural resource extraction, Rumana Hashem: Monica Feria Tinta, Jane Lingbawan Yap-Eo, Nancy Lipson, Institute for Latin American Studies, Senate House (South Block), Malet Street, WC1. Info: 7862 8853/ ilas[at]sas.ac.uk

 

Wednesday 28 October

* Memories of dictatorship in Venezuela, Brian S McBeth, 6:30-8:30pm, £10/£5, Instituto Cervantes, 102 Eaton Square, SW1. Info: 7811 5600/ enquiries[at]canninghouse.org / www.canninghouse.org

* Free Speech and the Study of History, Timothy Garton Ash, 6pm, free, Museum of London, London Wall, EC2. Info: 7831 0575/ enquiries[at]gresham.ac.uk

* To Tell you the Truth: Journalism and Ethics in a World of Toxic Information, Aidan White, 6pm, free, City University, College Building, Northampton Square, EC1. Info: 7040 8037

 

Thursday 29 October

* Rebuilding adolescent girls' lives after conflict, Dyan Mazurana, Saji Thomas, Fiona Samuels, Nicola Jones, Janice Cooper, Bassam Abu Hamad, Haja Wurie, 9.30am-1pm, Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Road, SE1. Info: 7922 0300

* Guatemalan Presidential Elections 2015 - Analysis, James McKeigue and Rodrigo Aguilera, 6:30-8:30pm, Canning House, 14/15 Belgrave Square SW1. Info: 7811 5600/ enquiries[at]canninghouse.org  

 

Saturday 31 October

* The Gaza Strip: History, Future and New Directions for Research, London Middle East Institute, SOAS, University of London, 21 Russell Square, WC1. Info: 7898 4330/ lmei[at]soas.ac.uk

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

Ai Weiwei, works from the time he returned to China from the US in 1993 up to present day, including a number of large-scale installations, £17.60, Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1 until 13 December 

He does it his Weiwei

 

* Viva Cuba, photographs by Verner Pawlok, Luigi Visconnti and Larry Yust, free, Lumas, 57 South Molton Street, W1, until 30 October. Info: uk.lumas.com / 36078 7590

 

Migration, printmaking, sculpture and painting, free, St Augustine's Tower, 1D Glenarm Road, E5, until 4 October. Info: 8986 0029

 

* Fences Make Senses, George Barber’s exhibition rehearses and re-enacts prevailing debates at international borders, Waterside Contemporary, 2 Clunbury Street, N1, until 10 October. Info: 3417 0159

 

* Peace In Our Cities, photos, first-hand accounts and artefacts that explores the stories of people in Beirut, Kampala, London and Tunis, Emma Cons Gardens, 103 The Cut,  SE1, until 4 October. Info: http://talkingpeacefestival.org/event/peace-in-our-cities

 

* Cambodian Recollections: an exhibition of oral histories, collection of UK-based Cambodians' memories of the upheaval and purges from 1975 to 1979 along with the challenges of adapting to a new culture, Hackney Museum, Technology And Learning Centre, 1 Reading Lan, E8, until 7 November. Info: 8356 3500

 

* Doing Nothing is Not an Option, exploration of the relationship between people in Peckham and the memory of the Nigerian writer and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa,  free, Peckham Platform, SE13, until 22 November. Info: 7358 9645

+ 15 October, You can't kill an idea..., artist’s talk; 30 October, Last Friday performance salon

 

* William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance, new work that includes an eight-screen installation on refugees and politics through history, free, Marian Goodman Gallery, W1, until 24 October. Info: 7099 0088/ Exhibition

+  William Kentridge considers a whole new world of influences, not least China, in his compelling new show

* Other Americas, Sebastiao Salgado's black and white photographs of Latin America, 1977-84, "exploring it as a concept rather than a physical place", Photographers Gallery,  16-18 Ramillies Street, W1, until 1 November. Info: info[at]tpg.org.uk / 7087 9300

* Rapid Response Collecting, small but fascinating exhibition of objects recently acquired in response to major moments in history that touch the world of design and manufacturing, including Christian Louboutin shoes in five shades of 'nude'; a cuddly toy wolf used as an object of political dissent; and the world's first 3D-printed gun: each acquisition raises a different question about globalisation, popular culture, political and social change, demographics, technology, and regulation or the law, Gallery 74a, V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7, until 15 December

+ Printed guns, nude shoes and Indonesian eyelashes

* Spaces of Black Modernism: London 1919–39, painting, sculpture, photographs exploring the experiences and interactions of people from diverse ethnic backgrounds in London’s art world between the wars, free, Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1, until 4 October. Info: 7887 8888

* No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990:, with a special focus on the establishment by Guyanese activists Eric and Jessica Huntley of a bookshop and publishing house in London in 1969, free, Guildhall, Gresham Street, EC2, until 24 January. Info: 7332 1313 / guildhall.events[at]cityoflondon.gov.uk

* Sincerely Yours, work by South African artist Kemang Wa Lehulere, free, Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall Street, SE11, until 8 November. Info: 7582 6848

* RE·THINK Migration, activities exploring, discovering, reflecting on and responding to migration + events and workshops in the space 10am–5pm daily, free, National Maritime Museum, Romney Road, SE10, until mid-November. Info:  Updates/  Maritime Museum

* The Fabric of India, exploration of handmade textiles from the 3rd to the 21st century, free, Victoria & Albert Museum, SW7, until 10 January. Info: 7942 2000

* Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma 1852-1860, V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7, until 11 October,  part of the http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/v/v-and-a-india-festival/ V&A India Festival. Info: 7942 2000

* Kites from Kabul, free, the V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, E2, until 3 January. Info: 8983 5200

* Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist, major retrospective of the political artist's work demonstrates how he has confronted issues in world politics and British government policy at home and abroad, free, Imperial War Museum,  Lambeth Road, SE1 until April. Info: 7416 5000/ http://www.iwm.org.uk/

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: 8858 4422/ 8312 656

 

Thursday 1 October

* Syd Shelton: Rock Against Racism, photographs 1976-1981 of a movement that confronted racist ideology in the streets, parks and town halls of Britain, free, Autograph ABP, Rivington Place, EC2. Info: 7729 9200/ info[at]autograph-abp.co.uk / www.autograph-abp.co.uk

 

from Friday 2 October

* 60 Untold Stories of Black Britain, photographic exhibition celebrating the lives of the ‘first black middle-class’, Atrium, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths, New Cross, SE14, until 30 October. Info: 7919 7171

* Peripheral Visions, solo exhibition by Moscow-based Olga Chernysheva, GRAD, 3-4a Little Portland Street, W1, until 21 November. Info: www.grad-london.com

 

from Friday 9 October

* Black Georgians: The Shock of the Familiar, the everyday lives of Black people during the Georgian period, 1714-1830, offer  historical evidence and archival materials, 1 Windrush Square, SW2, until 9 April. Info: 3757 8500

 

from Thursday 15 October

* The future of the rural world? Indian villages, 1950-2015, the long-term study of three Indian villages, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1.until 12 December. Info: 7637 2388

 

from Friday 16 October

* West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song, an exhibition of literature and music – from the great African empires of the Middle Ages to the cultural dynamism of West Africa today, £10, under-18s free, British Library, Euston Road, NW1, until 16 February. Info: 1937 546546/ boxoffice[at]bl.uk

 

Wednesday 21-Sunday 25 October

* Care Then and Now, photographic exhibition that tells the story of CARE packages, [email protected], Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, SE1, free. Info: http://www.careinternational.org.uk/

 

PERFORMANCE

 

Martyr, Benjamin won't do swimming at school because he has found God and mixed-sex swimming lessons offend him. Fundamentalism and tolerance clash in funny, provocative play, Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street, SE1, until 10 October. Info: 7645 0560/ boxofficestaff[at]unicorntheatre.com/

 

Dinner With Saddam, what happens when Saddam Hussein turns up on your doorstep and announces he is staying for dinner?, Menier Chocolate Factory, SE1, until 14 November. Info: 7378 1713

+ Shock and awe - and farce

 

Friday 2-Saturday 3 October

* Mosaiques festival, contemporary music including Maïa Barouh, Adnan Joubran and Simona Abdallah + panel discussion on music-making in the Arab world in the wake of the Arab spring, £12, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1. Info: 7613 7498

 

Friday 2-Sunday 11 October

* CASA Latin American Theatre Festival, Rich Mix and the Barbican. Info: 3302 0660. Plays include

+ 3 October, The Day of debate - Mexican Theatre and Politics, 11am, free

+ 6-7 Oct, The Love of the Fireflies (El amor de las luciérnagas) is an irreverent comedy taking inspiration from American road movies, yet given a very Mexican twist.

+ 9–10 Oct, Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol (I’ll melt the snow off a volcano with a match), documentary theatre about events in 2002 when the country’s most politically active artistic collective began to investigate the policies of intimidation and violence that had sustained a single party in power from 1929 and 2000

 

Friday 9 October

* Bloody East Europeans, musical-satire in which untrained actors from across the former Eastern Bloc tell true stories of Eastern European immigrants in the UK, from night clubs in Stratford to Border Agency bureaucracy, 7.30pm, £15/£10, GRAD, 3-4a Little Portland Street, W1. Info:  7637 7274/ www.grad-london.com

 

Thursday 15 October

* What Happened at the Metropole: A Play in Two Acts, dramatisation of the historic meeting of the all-Swiss members of the International Committee of the Red Cross in 1942, 6.30-8pm, The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, WC1. Info: 7636 7247

 

Saturday 17 October

* Arabs Are Not Funny!, Maria Shehata, Walaa Sbait, Omar WS Ramzi, Tez Ilyas, 8-11pm, £10, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1. Info: 7613 7498

* Voyage of Living Cinema: A Fundraiser for Migrant Voice, Sonia Aste, Sarah Sheldon, Nalika de Silva, Cynthia Levin, Georgia Thorp, Saban Kazim, plus short films by Russian and Czech animators and Tom and James Brown, 8pm, £10, RichMix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1. Info: 7613 7498

Sunday 18 October

* The Edge, a woman steps into the English Channel: in West Bengal a man is swept up by a storm surge. Two decades later, their children meet on a beach by an English town that's been abandoned to the sea. She's training to swim the Channel. He's a climate change refugee, 7pm, Rich Mix. Info: 7613 7498/ richmix.org.uk

+ http://oneworld.org/2015/09/08/humanity-on-the-edge/ Humanity on the edge

 

Monday 19 October

* The Hungry Road, stories about the lives of the unemployed men who gather at the side of the road around South African cities and rural areas waiting for the promise of a day’s work,  £10/£5/£2, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, WC1. Info: 7405 1818

* Arabs Are Not Funny!, Maria Shehata, Walaa Sbait, Omar WS Ramzi, Tez Ilyas, 8-11pm, £10, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1. Info: 7613 7498

 

Wednesday 21-Saturday 24 October

* Out of India: Modern Moves, showcasing three of the most inventive contemporary choreographers to have emerged from the country’s arts scene, this trilogy features work with a striking perspective on life in modern India: the duet NH7 by Bangalore-born Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy is a political take on India’s rapid urbanisation, showing its impact on individuals swept up in sudden change; Nerves, inspired by corruption and suffering in Manipur, blends props, projection and an intense physicality; Trikonanga in which Hemabharathy Palani draws on her extensive technique to invent an idiosyncratic solo.

 

Friday 23 October

* Uzbek, autobiographical stand-up comedy performance which recounts the performer’s own experience migrating to Moscow from Tashkent at the age of 19, 7.30pm, £15/£10, GRAD, 3-4a Little Portland Street, W1. Info:  7637 7274/ www.grad-london.com

 

Friday 23-Saturday 24 October
* Portrait, frank and funny look at the trials and tribulations of modern existence seen through the eyes of a young black woman, written and performed by Racheal Ofori, £8/£12, Stratford Circus, Theatre Square, E15. Info: 0844 357 2625/bookings[at]stratford-circus.com 

 

 

Sunday 25 October
* Dubailand, on the 88th floor of an unfinished skyscraper in the Emirate’s glittering skyline, the life of a migrant labourer becomes fatefully intertwined with that of Jamie, a British expat with his eye on the big time, by British-Lebanese playwright Carmen Nasr, 7pm; part of Vibrant 2015 – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, running until 12 November, Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, SW10. Info: 7244 7439/ 0844 847 1652/admin[at]finboroughtheatre.co.uk 

 

 

Monday 26 – Tuesday 27 October
* The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing, an autobiographical one-hander that’s a personal account of Darina Al-Joundi’s experiences growing up in Lebanon during the 1970s, shinning a light on the daily atrocities experienced by civilians living through war, and the on-going struggle for female emancipation in the Middle East, Chelsea Theatre,  7 Worlds End Place, Kings Road, SW12. Info: 7352 1967

 

 

from Tuesday 27 October

* Grounded, a female pilot's pregnancy forces into a ground role directing drones. Originally a powerful one-woman show, this production uses two actors, Park Theatre, Clifton terrace, N4, until 21 November. Info: 7870 6876/ parktheatre.co.uk

+ http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/18/bombing-immoral-stupid-syria-victim-deaths-drones  Bombing is immoral, stupid and never wins wars. Syria is the latest victim

 

FILM

* Cartel Land, Matthew Heineman rip-roaring documentary goes deep into the world of Mexican drug cartels by embedding himself with two vigilante groups on either side of the US-Mexico border, Curzon Bloomsbury,  6 October, Ritzy Brixton,East Dulwich Picturehouse,  6.30pm

+  Mad Max meets Mexico: hell on earth as the vigilantes take over

 

Thursday 1-Thursday 8 October

* Operation Sunflower, drama in which Ben Gurion, on his return from a trip to a concentration camp, gives an order to develop Israel’s nuclear option – as an insurance policy for the remainder of the Jewish people, JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, NW3. Info: 3176 0048/ info[at]ukjewishfilm.org 

 

Tuesday 6 October

* Appropriate Behaviour, HIV in an Iranian family, 7-9:30pm, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1. Info: lgbt[at]lshtm.ac.uk

 

Wednesday 7 October

* The Hostage Business, screening of Al Jazeera documentary plus panel discussion, Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, W2. Info: 7479 8940

 

Wednesday 7-Sunday 18 October

* London Film Festival, 238 films, from 72 countries. Info: https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online /

+ http://oneworld.org/2015/09/13/africa-asia-and-ltin-amdrica-at-the-london-film-festival / Africa, Asia and Latin America at the London Film Festival

+ http://oneworld.org/2015/09/26/when-david-became-goliath When David became Goliath

+ http://oneworld.org/2015/09/26/theres-a-lot-in-a-name-when-its-malala There's a lot in a name - when it's Malala

 

Thursday 8-Sunday 11 October
* Stories from Ecuador, Mark Donne’s short documentary on the Chevron oil pollution case in Ecuador, The Afectados, will be shown daily before each of the award-winning films from Ecuador, free, Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, W1. Info: storiesfromecuador2015[at]gmail.com 

 

 

Sunday 18 October

* Afro-Saxons, 2008 documentary about the UK’s top black hairdressers, 3pm, Tricycle Cinema, 269 Kilburn High Road, NW6

 

Tuesday 20 October

* Frame by Frame, four Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own - reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves, followed by Q&A with directors Mo Scarpelli and Alexandria Bombach, 7pm, £10/£8, Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, W2. Info: Info: 7479 8940/ events[at]frontlineclub.com / www.frontlineclub.com

 

Wednesday 21 October

* Last Days in Vietnam chronicles the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon; about 5,000 Americans remained, with roughly 24 hours to get out. Their South Vietnamese allies, co-workers, and friends faced certain imprisonment and possible death if they remained behind, yet there was no official evacuation plan in place + Q&A, 7pm, £10/£8, Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, W2. Info: 7479 8940/ events[at]frontlineclub.com / www.frontlineclub.com

* Afro-Saxons, 2008 documentary about the UK’s top black hairdressers, 8.30pm, Peckhamplex, 95A Rye Lane, SE1

 

Tuesday 27-Saturday 31 October

* Green Caravan Film Festival, social and environmental films, 27 Oct: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1, 29-31 Oct: Frontline Club, 12 Norfolk Place, W2. Info: http://www.thegreencaravan.com . Films include:

+ I Am The People, documentary that captures recent political changes in Egypt, from the perspective of a village

+ Tyke, Elephant Outlaw, the story of a circus elephant that went on a rampage in Honolulu in 1994, igniting a global battle over the use of animals in the entertainment industry

+ The Wanted 18 recreates the true story of the Israeli army’s pursuit of 18 cows, whose independent milk production on a Palestinian collective farm was declared “a threat to the national security of the state of Israel”

+ Middle Eastern Shorts

 

from Friday 30 October

* Film Africa, until 8 November. Info: http://www.filmafrica.org.uk

 

Friday 30 October-Saturday 31 October

* Global Health Film Festival, The Divide, Body Team 12, Ping Pong, That Sugar Film, Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, W1. Info: GlobalHealth[at]rsm.ac.uk / www.globalhealthfilm.org

 

Saturday 31 October

Things of the Aimless Wanderer, original and arresting work takes its title from Bantu accounts of early European explorers renowned for getting lost in their wanderings: story fragments portray an African woman as an object of lust, surveillance, fascination, or violence + Q&A with director Kivu Ruhorahoza and producer Antonio Ribeiro, 2pm, £6.50, BFI, Belvedere Road

 

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Full Global Justice London Events listing: http://www.oneworld.org/events

 

 

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