Archive for the 'highlights' Category

Free Lab Radio – DeepWhiteSound

Free Lab Radio – Deep White Sound by Fari For a full tracklist visit www.freelabradio.blogspot.com deepwhitesound an online label of free, experimental music from all over the world, whose aim is to create challenging, experimental work and make it available via digital download for free. These tracks were sent in by founder DB Amorin to […]

Six Pillars – Art & Patronage Summit 2012

Highlights from the Art & Patronage Summit, London 2012. The A&P Summit was an invitation-only event for notable patrons, collectors, arts institution leaders, curators, academics, artists, diplomats and other influential players involved in culture of and for the greater Middle East, including Turkey, Iran and North Africa. Capitalising on the region’s current cultural vitality and […]

WOW Festival Preview

Joined by a group of dynamic women all well versed in the constant debate around gender and society, Fari Bradley discusses the pending take over of London’s Southbank Centre for WOW Festival 2012, marking International Women’s Day. Guests are writer Hannah Pool, best known for her column “The New Black” in The Guardian and co-programmer […]

Six Pillars – The Colonel

An interview with the director of Haus Publishing, who have translated banned book The Colonel from Farsi to English for print. In its native Iran, where the office of censorship has prohibited publication, The Colonel by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi cannot be read, but now published in German and English, this critical work has been granted a […]

The Art of Improvisation

Cousins Adib (UK) and Mehdi Rostami (Iran) take the closeness of their family ties into the realm of improvisation, where trust and understanding between musicians is paramount to success. Prior to a London performance we talk to them in the studio about the preparatory process for an improvising musician, the instruments they play – the […]

Frieze 2011 Panel Discussion #1

  The first in a short series of discussions and interviews examining the changing role of The Frieze Art fair as regards the London art scene. This show’s panel features Stuart Semple director at Aubin Gallery East London, Cynthia Corbett of Cynthia Corbett Gallery, West London, Chris Hammond director at MOT International gallery, East London […]

Six Pillars – A Lebanese State of Mind

Curator of the 2010 Lebanon Pavilion at Venice Biennial, writer and curator Georges Rabbath lays out ‘A Plot for A Biennial’, an interactive happening following Lebanon’s official retraction from the Venice Biennial, 11. At the Sharjah Art Foundation, Georges explains how T H E S T A T E O F M I N D […]

Six Pillars – Wael Shawky

Ahead of his forthcoming talk at Delfina Foundation we’ve pulled out some audio from Emirates March Meeting 2011 where Wael presented his work on the crusades from an eastern perspective, as depicted through marionettes on film. One part of the quartet of film retraces events unfolding in the four years between (1096-1099) and which played […]

Six Pillars – Nobel Peace Prize Winner: Shirin Ebadi

Dr Shirin Ebadi, the First Iranian woman, indeed Middle Eastern woman, to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003, spoke at SOAS on 2 February 2011 on ‘The Role of Women in Promoting Peace in the Middle East’. Here she discusses the women’s movement in Iran and the difficulties she herself has faced in standing […]

International Women’s Day March – London 2011

Women for Women organised a march from the Millenium bridge to Royal Festival Hall led by Annie Lennox. Fari Bradley spoke to some of the groups and individuals taking part. Groups featured are: The Soroptimists, London Feminist Network, Refugee Council, Afghan Aid and Object. This podcast also includes the speeches which took place at the […]