Hidden Presences: Against Disappearance

 
  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 £6

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Journalist and commentator Jo Glanville leads a panel to explore examples of hidden heritage from Turkey, Egypt and Iraq.

Discover hidden stories from city neighbourhoods, nightlife and cabaret cultures and how we re-tell uncomfortable aspects of history in archival displays. This event is the third in the Against Disappearance discussions series by Shubbak Festival, a UK festival of contemporary Arab culture running 20 June – 17 July.

On the panel, visual artist Hera Büyüktaşcıyan talks about her collages currently displayed in the British Museum's exhibition Reflections: contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa. They are based on research into ethnically and religiously diverse neighbourhoods in Turkey and India.

Choreographer and director Adham Hafez will discuss his re-imagining of the lively Cairo club scene at the turn of the 20th century in HaRaKa Platform's performance Cairo KitKat Club.

We'll also learn more of the rich history of the port city of Basra in Iraq, which has often been turbulent and sometimes glamorous, but has been hidden from the world and from its own citizens behind war and devastation in recent decades. A project to renew the city's main museum, located in a repurposed palace which had been built for Saddam Hussain, aims to recover that history and connect with popular memory and civic pride.

This event is presented by the Cultural Protection Fund, Shubbak Festival and the British Museum. The Cultural Protection Fund is led by the British Council in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

The talk will take place in English with BSL interpretation. A subtitled recording will be available after the event.

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2021-07-13 17:00 2021-07-13 17:00 Europe/London Hidden Presences: Against Disappearance Journalist and commentator Jo Glanville leads a panel to explore examples of hidden heritage from Turkey, Egypt and Iraq. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/07/13/hidden-presences-against-disappearance-263909 ,,,

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