Migrant Events in London

March

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FILM

Thursday 2 March

* Talking about Human Rights, Dwayne Menezes presents his short film, My Enemy, My Brother, on two Iranian and Iraqi refugees in Canada, followed by discussion on film as a medium to promote dialogue about refugee rights, 6pm, Senate House, Malet Street, WC1.
Info: olga.jimenez[at]sas.ac.uk/ 0207 862 8871

Saturday 4 March 

* The Nights of Zayandeh-Rood, Mohsen Makhmalbaf introduces a partial restoration of his 1991 film, which has a complex history entwined with Iranian political history. The film is about the struggles of a university lecturer and his daughter, before, during and after the 1979 cultural revolution, 4.30pm, Curzon Bloomsbury  

Sunday 5 March

* La Bataille d’Alger, in a restored print for its 50th anniversary, this classic follows Algeria’s fight for independence from colonial France, reconstructing the main political events in Algiers between 1954 and 1957 + introduction by the director’s son, Marco Pontecorvo, 2pm, Cine Lumiere, 17 Queensberry Place, SW7.
Info: 0207 871 3515 


Tuesday 7 March

* The Battle for Iraq & Hunting ISIS + Q&A + discussion with filmmakers Joshua Baker, Olivier Sarbil and others, 7pm, £10/£8, Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, W2.
Info: 0207 479 8940

* Lion, drama about an Indian boy adopted by an Australian couple who seeks out his original family, 6pm, Barbican Centre, part of Oscar® Week

Wednesday 8 March

* Queens of Syria, documentary set in a refugee camp for Syrians in Jordan, the film follows theatre director Omar Abu Saada and acting coach Nanda Mohammad as they decide to stage Euripides’ Greek tragedy The Trojan Women + Q&A, 6.30pm, Curzon Bloomsbury


From Thursday 9 March

* London Asian Film Festival, until 19 Marchwww.tonguesonfire.com/
Programme:
9 Mar, Mango Dreams;
10 Mar, Mushaira – A Musical Mehfil;
11 Mar, Chalk and Duster; Colour Club; The Threshold; Utopia; Jungle Book;
12 Mar, Vishaaranai (Interrogation); You Are My Sunday; Bazodee;
13 Mar, The Man Who Knew Infinity;
14 MarCities of Sleep; Rahm (Mercy);
15 Mar, Those Four Walls; India In A Day; 
16 Mar, Mantostaan; 
17 Mar, A Death in the Gunj; Anatomy of Violence;
18 Mar, Lipstick Under My Burkha

Sunday 12 March

* Arab Women Artists Now (AWAN) festival – Day of films, 11am,  £5, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1.
Info: 0207 613 7498/  boxoffice[at]richmix.org.uk

Sunday 12-Thursday 16 March

* Denial, the story of David Irving's unsuccessful legal attempt to undermine the reality of the Holocaust - given topical urgency by current controversy over our "post-truth" society, JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, NW3.
Info: 0203 176 0048/ info[at]ukjewishfilm.org

Wednesday 15 March 

*  India's Ladycops, documentary that follows Parmila and her team of scooter-mounted female officers who aim to prevent the harassment of women + Q&A with director Christopher Mitchell, 7pm, £10/£8, Frontline Club, 12 Norfolk Place, W2.
Info: 0207 479 8940

Thursday 16 March

* Docheads, short docs programme, including Nightcrawlers, Phnom Penh residents who chase car crashes to sell photos; Black Sheep, the wave of Islamophobia in Britain through the eyes of two young men; Refugee Blues, a day in ‘the jungle’, set to the verses of a W. H. Auden  poem. Curzon Bloomsbury.
Info: www.docheads.org

from Thursday 16 March

* BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival.whatson.bfi.org.uk/flare/Online/
Programme includes
18-19 Mar, Re:Orientations,  double bill consisting of a pioneering take on 14 queer Asians, and a follow-up on what became of them;

19, 20, 24 Mar, The Pearl of Africa, after suffering persecution from Uganda's government and media, Cleopatra journeys to Thailand to get surgery and finally live freely with her boyfriend;

22, 26 Mar, Out Run, an eclectic team of political wannabes start the world's first LGBT political party in The Philippines; 

Thursday 23 March

* Docheads, short docs programme, including Nightcrawlers, Phnom Penh residents who chase car crashes to sell photos; Black Sheep, the wave of Islamophobia in Britain through the eyes of two young men; Refugee Blues, a day in ‘the jungle’, set to a W. H. Auden poem, Lexi Cinema.
Info: www.docheads.org

from Friday 24 March

* BBC Arabic Festival, short films and documentaries about the dramatic social and political changes taking place in the Arab world, free, Broadcasting House, W1, until 30 March.
Info: www.arabbritishcentre.org.uk/event/bbc-arabic-festival/

Tuesday 28 March 

* Docheads, short docs programme, including Nightcrawlers, Phnom Penh residents who chase car crashes to sell photos; Black Sheep, the wave of Islamophobia Britain through the eyes of two young men; Refugee Blues, a day in ‘the jungle’, set to a W. H. Auden poem, Genesis Cinema, Whitechapel.
Info: www.docheads.org

Wednesday 29 March.

* Docheads, short docs programme, including Nightcrawlers, Phnom Penh residents who chase car crashes to sell photos; Black Sheep, the wave of Islamophobia in Britain through the eyes of two young men; Refugee Blues, a day in ‘the jungle’, set to a W. H. Auden’ poem, Horse Hospital, Bloomsbury.
Info: www.docheads.org

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* A full Events listing is at http://www.oneworld.org/events

TALKS AND DISCUSSIONS

Wednesday 1 March

* National Refugee Women’s Conference: Building a better asylum system, Mina Jaf, Zrinka Bralo, Marchu Girma, Hannah Pool, Nimco Ali, Kat Banyard, 10am, Amnesty International, 25 New Inn Yard, EC2.
Info: 250 1239/ admin[at]refugeewomen.co.uk/ www.refugeewomen.co.uk

* Dispatches from the Kabul Café, Heidi Kingstone, 1pm, £8, JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, NW3.
Info: 0207 433 8988. Part of Jewish Book Week -  jewishbookweek.com 


* Commonwealth and challenges to media freedom in South Asia, Sanjoy Hazarika, Rita Payne, Salil Tripathi, 6pm, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, WC1.
Info: sas.infoa[t]sas.ac.uk / 0207 862 8653


Thursday 2 March

* EU Law and the Politics of 'Mass Influx’, Cathryn Costello, 6pm, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, WC1.
Tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk

* ‘Truth for Giulio Regeni!’ Transnational Activism and Human Rights Violations in Egypt, Sherif Azer  John Chalcraft, Shane Enright , Liesbeth Ten Ham, Ayça Çubukçu, 6pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2. 

Friday 3 March

* How to support undocumented migrants, midday-3.45pm, free, St Peters Liverpool Grove, SE17.
Registration: www.migrantsrights.org.uk/events

Saturday 4-Sunday 5 March

* Migrant Connections Festival, discussions and workshops on issues around detention, the asylum process, mental health, education access, strategies for building effective solidarity, as well as music, spoken word and theatrical performances, an art exhibition, film screenings, and art workshops, 10am, Praxis, Pott Street, E2.
Info: www.migrantsrights.org.uk/events/2017/migrant-connections-festival 


Monday 6 March

* The first decade of the Overseas Doctors’ Association in the UK (1975-1985): model or missed opportunity?, Julian M Simpson, 5.30pm, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, WC1.
Info: ihr.reception[at]sas.ac.uk / 0207 862 8740

* Islam and the West, reality and myth of a troubled relationship, Andy Haines, 6.45pm, £3/£2, Friends of Le Monde, The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street.
Info: www.mondediplofriends.org.uk/

* African Democracy: Is Gambia an Exception or a Turning Point?, Jerome Starkey, Ludovica Iaccino, 7pm, £12.50, £10, Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, W2.
Info: 0207 479 8940

* The inconvenient Muslim: An evening to launch ‘Homegrown’, 6.30-8pm, £5.90, The Young Vic, 66 The Cut, SE1. 


Tuesday 7 March

* Beyond Borders, Fatima Manji, Maurice Wren, Tom Law, Abdulwahab Tahhan, 6-7pm, London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle, SE1.
Info: www.migrantjournalism.org

* The Commonwealth and conflict: the case of Nigeria, Marco Wyss, Philip Murphy, 6pm, Senate House, Malet Street, WC1.
Info: olga.jimenez[at]sas.ac.uk / 0207 862 8871
Street, WC2. 

from Tuesday 7 March

* Women of the World festival, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1, until 12 March. 
Programme includes
8 Mar, Women’s Day, women from six continents give their top three predictions for the next 12 months. 
9 Mar, iGeneration: Miss Representation, the  relationship between women and social media.
10 Mar, International activism, what can UK-based activists learn from their international sisters?One Planet, Double Standards, women leaders in local and international sustainability give their views. 
11 Mar, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge.
12 MarWomen Crossing Borders, behind the headlines of refugees and migrants.

Info:www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/women-of-the-world Festival


Wednesday 8 March

* Victim or voice? Women, activism and social media, panel discussion, 6.30p, free, Royal Society, 6-7 Carlton House Terrace, SW1. Info: events[at]britac.ac.uk

* Fighting the Backlash Against Women, Charlotte Bunch,  Irene Khan, Mariéme Jamme, 5pm, Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Road, SE1.
Info:  0207 922 0300 / events[at]odi.org

* Feminism For Everyone, debate with David Baddiel, June Eric-Udorie, Catherine Meyer, Jess Phillips, 7.30pm, £30/£15, Emmanuel Centre, Marsham, Street, SW1.
Info:www.intelligencesquared.com/events/feminism-for-everyone/

Thursday 9 March

* Workshop on protection of refugee/migrant children’s rights, workshop, 5pm, Senate House, Malet Street, WC1.
Info: A.Beduschi[at]exeter.ac.uk / olga.jimenez[at]sas.ac.uk/ 0207 862 8871

* Women in Health, Joanne Liu, 5:30-6:30pm, free,  London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, WC1.
Registration: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-in-health-lecture-series-registration

Friday March 10

* Women on the Move Awards Ceremony, 6 -8pm, free, Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1/.
Info:www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-on-the-move-awards-ceremony-tickets

* Carpetbaggers of Kabul: Gender and International Development issues in Afghanistan, Rachel Lehr, 5pm, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1.
Info: centresat]soas.ac.uk, 0207 898 4893


Monday 13 March

* Covering Brexit: The Brussels Perspective, 7pm, £12.50/£10, Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, W2.
Info: 0207 479 8940

* Sin Cities: Unlock Bangkok, Prabda Yoon,  £10/£8/ £5, Asia House, 6.45pm, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1.
Info: 0207 307 5454 / inquiries[at]asiahouse.co.uk

* Politics, Gender and Health: Insight from Argentina's Provinces, James McGuire, 5.30pm, UCL, 51 Gordon Square, WC1.
Info: 0203 1089721/ ucl-ia[at]ucl.ac.uk


Tuesday 14 March

* The duty to be generous (Karam): Alternatives to rights-based asylum in the Middle East, Dawn Chatty, 6pm, free, British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, SW1.
Info: eventsat]britac.ac.uk

* Anxiety, Fear, and National Identity: anti-immigration politics and the rise of Latino power in the US, 6:30-80pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2

Wednesday 15 March

* Myths and Latin American reality in post-truth times,  Elmer Mendoza and Peter Watt, 6.30pm, Institute of Latin American Studies, Malet Street, WC1.
Info: 0207 811 5600/ www.canninghouse.org / enquiries[at]canninghouse.org

Saturday 18 March
*  Stand Up To Racism, National Demonstration and Rally, Portland Place, W1.
Info: info[at]standuptoracism.org.uk


Monday 20 March

* Nationalism in Europe: Will Le Pen Take the Presidency?, 7pm, £10/£8, £12.50/£10, Frontline Club, 12 Norfolk Place, W2.
Info: 0207 479 8940

* A State Built on Sand: How Opium Undermined Afghanistan, David Mansfield, 6.15pm, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1.
Info: centres[at]soas.ac.uk/ 0207 898 4893


Wednesday 22 March

* Migrant Deaths at European borders: states' duties to identify and the rights of families to know, Claire Moon, William Schabas, Ann Singleton, 6 -7.30pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2.
Info: human.rights[at]lse.ac.uk

* South Sudan: The Cost of a Relentless War, Chris Trott, Ben Quinn, Thomas Mawan Muortat, Marianna Zaichykova, 7pm, £12.50/£10, Frontline Club, 12 Norfolk Place, W2.
Info: 0207 479 8940


Friday 24 March
* Women and Revolution in the Black Arts Movement, free, 7pm, Rich Mix. 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1. Info: sawcc.org/community/sawcc-london/


Monday 27 March

* Arms Trade and Counter-Terrorism:
Developments in Yemen's Civil War, 7pm, £12.50/£10, Frontline Club, 12 Norfolk Place, W2.
Info: 0207 479 8940

Wednesday 29 March

* Refuge: Transforming A Broken Refugee System, Paul Collier and Alexander Betts, 6.30pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2

* Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat: Human Dignity and Biophysical Violence, Vicki Squire, 6-8pm, £10/£5, Birkbeck, Malet Street Main Building, Torrington Square.
Info: 0207 631 6000

* Constituting the Nation, Beyond the Constitution: A South African Future?, Njabulo Ndebele, 11am, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1.
Info: cas[at]soas.ac.uk

Thursday 30 March

* Global Perspectives: How should we think of justice? Lessons from South Sudan, Mahmood Mamdani, 6.30pm, British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, SW1.
Info: 0207 969 5200/ enquiries[at]britac.ac.uk 

Friday 31 March

* Justice, not revenge, Mahmood Mamdani, 6.30–7.30pm, £12/£8, British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1.
Info: mosaicrooms.org/edward-w-said-london-lecture / 0207 370 9990
 

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: 0207 638 4141
Review : oneworld.org/2017/02/25/weapon-turned-into-a-witness-to-highlight-the-plight-of-migrants
 
* 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.
Info: 0207 739 7855

* Child's Play, Mark Neville's photographs about the right to play includes images from refugee camps and war zones, The Foundling Museum, WC1, until 30 April 

* Mahwish Chishty, the Pakistan-born US-based artist’s work combines silhouettes of military drones with decorative Pakistani folk art patterns to highlight the way in which foreign drones over Pakistan have become a feature of the physical, psychological and cultural environment of the country, free, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, SE1, until 19 March.
Info: 0207 416 5000, Chishty introduces her work www.youtube.com/watch 


+ 20 March, Covert War and Cultures Colliding, discussion with Chishty, Lisa Barnard and Clare Carolin on the challenges of creating artworks which represent and comment on covert war, 2pm, free. 
 
* 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: 0207 416 5000
  
* Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line, how maps made the world we live in, British Library, Euston Road, NW1, until 1 March.
Info: (0)1937 546546
 
* 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: 0207 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: 0208 858 4422 / 0208 312 656


Saturday 11 March

* Global Pillage, Sajeela Kershi, Evelyn Mok, Francesco de Carlo, Katya Aveleva, Desiree Burch, Nish Kumar & Rose Matafeo, 4pm, £9.50, Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1.
Info: 0207 520 1490 / info[at]kingsplace.co.uk / 0207 520 1440

from 23 March

* People Power: Fighting for Peace, exploration of how peace movements have influenced perceptions of war
and conflict from the First World War to the present day, £10/£5/£7, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, SE1, until 28 August.
Info: 0207 416 5000 / www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-london 

from Wednesday 29 March

* 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

PERFORMANCE


* The Kite Runner, Afghanistan is on the verge of war and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. But neither Hassan nor Amir can foresee the incident that will shatter their lives, Wyndham's Theatre, 32 Charing Cross Road, WC2, until 11 March.
Tickets 0844 482 5138

* New Nigerians, political satire by British-Nigerian writer Oladipo Agboluaje, Arcola Theatre, Ashwin Street, E8, until 11 March.
Info: 0207 503 1646
Review:
Plenty of laughs as a socialist heads for power in Nigeria   http://oneworld.org/2017/01/31/plenty-of-laughs-as-a-socialist-heads-for-power-in-nigeria 

The would-be president who aspires to greatness oneworld.org/2017/02/21/the-would-be-president-who-aspires-to-greatness/ 
 
* Chigger Foot Boys, based on events in the lives of Jamaicans who fought in World War One and set amid the banter in a rum bar near Kingston Harbour, four young men tell their stories of death and glory as the end of the British Empire looms, Tara Theatre, 356 Garratt Lane, SW18, until 11 March.
Info: 0208 333 4457 / TARA[at]TARA-ARTS.COM

Wednesday 1 March

* Waiting, an account of the writer’s time volunteering at the ‘unofficial women and children’s centre’ in Calais, 6.45pm, 7.45pm, 8.45pm, 9.45pm, The Vaults, SE1.
Info: 0207 401 9603

from Wednesday 1 March

* Labels, solo show about being mixed heritage and racism, £12, The Vaults, SE1, until 5 March.
Info: 0207 401 9603

Thursday 2 March

* UK asylum, first-hand accounts of the UK asylum system in the words of people who have experienced it, told by members of the  Rights network, including testimonies from individuals claiming asylum on the basis of their sexuality, 6.15pm, 7.15pm, 8.15pm, 9.15pm, £5, The Vaults, Leake Street, SE1.
 

from Wednesday 8 March

* Made in India, three women meet in a surrogacy clinic in Gujarat, Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, W1, until 25 March.
Info: 0207 478 0100
+ 15 March, post-show Q&A

Thursday 16 March

* An Evening With An Immigrant, Inua Ellams, 7pm, £13/£15, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Inua Ellams, Theatre Square, Stratford, E15.
Infostratford-circus.com/event/an-evening-with-an-immigrant

Thursday 23-Saturday 25 March

* Black Lives, Black Words, series of short plays responding to the campaign to ask ‘Do black lives matter today?’, Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, W12.
Info: www.bushtheatre.co.uk/

 
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