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An Evening of Poetry with Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi

Poetry Reading

22/03/17 7:00 pm

We’re very sorry to announce Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi has had to cancel his reading tomorrow. Our apologies to all who have booked to see him here. We hope to rearrange the event, please keep an eye on our website and newsletter for further information on this.

Recipes from Home

Supper Club

18/03/17 7:00 pm
£35

Dina Mousawi and Itab Azzam present a special three course meal of recipes from their book Syria: Recipes from Home.

Recollection

Film Screening + Q&A

15/03/17 7:30 pm
£6.50

Recollection is a visual tour around Jaffa, through rare footage from 1960’s-1990’s that subtly depicts spaces which are no longer there. Screening followed by Q&A with director Kamal Aljafari.

Where the Line is Drawn

Book Launch and Discussion

10/03/17 7:00 pm

Acclaimed Palestinian author Raja Shehadeh discusses his new book on the personal impact of Occupation in conversation with Gillian Slovo.

A Rough History (of the Destruction of Fingerprints)

Performance and Talk

28/02/17 7:00 pm

A performance, talk and short film by artist Ayesha Hameed with Susan Shuppli and Dr Kristen KreiderA Rough History considers the practice by migrants entering the EU of destroying their fingerprints to avoid detection, alongside other histories of fingerprint erasures.

Friday Late

Exhibition late opening

24/02/17 7:00 pm

Join us for this exhibition late opening of The Mosaic Rooms’ exhibition Pattern Recognition: The Young Artist of the Year Award 2016.

Culture+Conflict – Bisan Abu-Eisheh

Talk

22/02/17 7:00 pm

Palestinian artist Bisan Abu Eisheh‘s work draws on a range of material including his own family’s experiences to explore history and politics. He is currently artist in residence at Culture+Conflict. Abu-Eisheh will be in conversation with curator Michaela Crimmin.

Performance: As Far As My Fingertips Take Me

Performance

16/02/17 6:30 pm
£8

A one-on-one installation performance in collaboration with artist Basel Zaraa. The performance is a conversation through a gallery wall between an audience member and a refugee, sharing stories of people who have recently challenged border discrimination in which the visitor has a story drawn on their arm.

Poetry and Politics in the Modern Arab World

Talk

8/02/17 7:00 pm

Atef Alshaer explores how Arabic poetry has its finger on the political pulse, from the breakdown of the Ottoman Empire to the Arab Spring. He reflects on the role of Arabic poetry in political culture in conversation with Dina Matar.

Film Screening: Perpetual Recurrences

Film Screening

1/02/17 7:30 pm

Four decades of filmmaking in and about Palestine come together in this montage presented by Reem Shilleh. The montage tracks repetition in films by militant filmmakers from the Palestinian revolutionary period 1968-82 and in more contemporary films.

Balancing Acts: Performing Nationalism and Other Scripts

Panel Discussion

25/01/17 7:00 pm

How are nationalism, resistance and conflict performed in artistic practices? What societal and institutional pressures affect artists working in this context and how does this influence their work? Lina KhatibSandra Noeth, Larissa Sansour and Nat Muller discuss.

Curator’s Tour with Nat Muller

Exhibition Tour

21/01/17 12:00 pm

Curator Nat Muller gives a tour of The Mosaic Rooms’ new exhibition Pattern Recognition: The Young Artist of the Year Award 2016.  The exhibition features works by five artists shortlisted for the Young Artist of the Year Award 2016 (YAYA).

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Exhibition Preview

19/01/17 6:30 pm

Join us and curator Nat Muller for the preview of The Mosaic Rooms’ new exhibition Pattern Recognition: The Young Artist of the Year Award 2016. Showcasing the best of emerging contemporary art from Palestine, this exhibition presents five new works by selected artists shortlisted for the A.M. Qattan Foundation’s prestigious Young Artist of the Year Award 2016.

 

The Palestinian Novel

Book Launch and Discussion

30/11/16 7:00 pm

The Palestinian Novel: from 1948 to the Present is the first study in English to chart the development of the Palestinian novel in exile and under occupation from 1948 onwards.  Basher Abu-Maneh, the author, will be in conversation with Razia Iqbal.

How to Paint Miniatures

Workshop

26/11/16 1:00 pm
£15

Artist Quratulain Shams leads a workshop on miniature painting techniques.

Humanitarianism and the Migrant Crisis

Talk

24/11/16 7:00 pm

Join Peter Gill and Natasha King as they discuss problems facing contemporary humanitarian solutions and the potential of alternative responses and activism to the migrant crisis.

Pan-African Festival of Algiers

Film

16/11/16 7:30 pm
£6.50

The Pan-African Cultural Festival was a globally significant cultural event which took place in 1969 in Algeria. Featuring music greats including Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba, the festival celebrated post-colonial African nations and was a call for liberation for other countries across the continent. This film made in the same year by artist William Klein will be introduced by film historian and cinema curator Olivier Hadouchi.

Rewriting a Best-Seller

Talk

9/11/16 7:00 pm

Dr Christine van Ruymbeke discusses the six medieval Persian versions of the fables of Kalila wa Dimna.

The Sudanese Dining Experience

Supper Club

3/11/16 7:00 pm
£35.00

A rare opportunity to sample the deliciously diverse food from Sudan

Contested Archives: Colonial Photography from Algeria

Panel Discussion

1/11/16 7:00 pm

Professor Martin Evans, Bruno Boudjelal and Dr Siobhán Shilton reflect on the role of colonial photography in mediating Algeria’s past since the country’s independence

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