The book can be purchased . There are also several copies available in the library. You can read more about the book , and about event with Sinan Antoon on 24 February on Susannah Tarbush’s blogspot .
“Antoon is interested in teasing out the embodied tension of living and working in the country that occupied his homeland, and talks of the sense of estrangement when witnessing the horrors of a protracted conflict.
Talking about writing against a backdrop of ravaging violence, he says “oftentimes I am speechless, like many of us are, but we are in the business of words so we have to somehow try and represent the ef ects of all of this on human beings”.
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Banipal Book Club
Thursday 19 March 2015
6.30PM – 8.00PM
“The Corpse Washer”
by Sinan Antoon
The Arab British Centre in association with Human Rights Watch Film Festival and The Mosaic Roomsis delighted to present:
THE DREAM OF SHAHRAZAD
Filmmaker Francois Verster explores how music and storytelling can serve as an outlet for citizens to process political upheaval. Using the metaphor of Shahrazad–the princess in the classic tale of The 1001 (or Arabian) Nights who saves lives by telling stories to the murderous Sultan Shahriyar–and filmed before, during, and after the so-called Arab Spring, the film weaves together a web of music, politics, and storytelling to explore the ways in which creativity and politics coincide in response to oppression. A series of unforgettable characters all draw their inspiration from The 1001 (or Arabian) Nights, including a conductor who uses Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade suite as a tool for Istanbul political education, a young female Lebanese internet activist; a visual artist who finds his own “dream of Shahrazad”, and a Cairo theatre troupe who turn the testimonies of mothers of the Egyptian revolution martyrs into storytelling performances. This richly kaleidoscopic film is at once observational documentary, concert film, political meditation, and visual translation of an ever-popular symphonic and literary classic.
Francois Verster—South Africa/Egypt/Jordan/France/The Netherlands—2014—107m—doc
In English and Arabic and Turkish with English subtitles
International Playwrights: A Genesis Foundation Project
Arabian North American Duo Omar Offendum & Narcy return to London, this time rocking the stage at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen.
Postgraduate Certificate in Collecting & Display of the Arts of the Islamic World
IESA’s new course on the collecting and display of art of the Islamic world from the medieval period to the contemporary art market organised in partnership with the Leighton House Museum.
Intended for anyone with an interest in Islamic art, our study programme covers three separate but interconnected themes in a series of day-long lectures, which can be taken independently or for credit.
Set in the surroundings of Leighton House, created at the end of the 19th century as an exotic and marvellous recreation of an Islamic palace, these courses explore the inter-relationships between East and West from different perspectives.
Our aim is to offer a new perspective on the understanding, appreciation and communication of Islamic art and culture. By broadening the traditional historic studies of Islamic art we concentrate on its underlying appeal and significance, firstly to European collectors, then through its presentation in museums and collections both historically and today and finally by looking at the contemporary interest in Islamic art.
Each course consists of nine sessions, including one study trip to a museum collection. In addition, you can choose to take the course for credit in a programme that consists of the one day of lectures each week plus an additional session of visit or workshop, tutorials and a written assignment.
The lectures are given by a range of experts in Islamic art and culture, art historians, museum curators and professionals in the art world working in collaboration with IESA’s tutorial staff, including Valérie Gonzalez (Fellow at Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut, Florence), Caroline Mawer (writer, MA in Islamic Art&Architecture, SOAS), Daniel Robbins (Senior Curator at the Leighton House Museum), Adriana Turpin (Academic Director of IESA International Courses, Associate Fellow at the University of Warwick), Francesca Vanke (Curator of Decorative Arts in Norwich Castle Museum), and others.
1: The Collecting of Islamic Art in the West (30/9 – 2/12)
2: The Aesthetics and Display of Islamic Art (13/1 – 17/3)
3: Contemporary Art and its Markets (14/4 – 16/6)
Leighton House, 12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ
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Please see here for further information on the structure and outline of the Courses. IESA Structure & Outline PDF
Taqasim Music School launched in March 2011 with the objective of providing education on Middle Eastern music culture.
Under the direction of Iraqi Oud Master Ahmed Mukhtar, both theory and instrumental courses are taught by professional musicians on a regular basis. The aim is to provide affordable access to the music heritage of the Middle-East and promoting dialogue between music cultures.
Taqasim Music School represents a unique resource for organisations and individuals interested in researching the music cultures of the Middle-East.
Oud Beginners Course
Saturdays, 12:30 – 14:30
10th January – 14th March 2015
Oud Beginners Course
Saturdays, 14:45 – 16:45
10th January – 14th March 2015
The Oud is a short-necked fretless lute, the most important and wide-spread instrument in Middle-Eastern music.
The objective of the beginners course is to acquire the fundamental techniques needed to play the Oud and understand the characteristics of the Maqam music system, studying the eight fundamentalMaqams together with traditional and popular repertoire.
No previous music knowledge is required to attend this course, as most music is notated as tablature, a visual representation which does not require understanding of music notation.
The course is made up of 10 lessons of 2 hours each, for a maximum group of 7 students.
Lessons are taught on a weekly basis and it is recommended that students spend time practising in between lessons. All course materials are provided in printed and digital format.
Students need to have their own instrument, and the teachers are available to assist in finding an Oud and in assessing instruments.
Please note that the Intermediate Course is now Fully Booked. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
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