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'I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced'

The story of a 10-year-old girl who is forced into a marriage with a 30-year-old man, 'I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced', is part of the London Asian Film Festival.
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When solidarity falls apart

'Things Fall Apart' is an exhibition that recalls another time, another Africa – one with which Jeremy Corbyn would feel comfortable.
from Daniel Nelson on Feb 8, 2016.
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* Film fests coming up include the Asia House Film Festival, which includes documentaries on videogaming in South Korea and the first Western backpackers in a Laotian village; the Imperial War Museum Short Film Festival, in which some of the 26 films cover terrorism, drone warfare, refugees and the impact of conflict; the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, for which tickets go on sale on 12 February; and the 18th London Asian Film Festival. More information on our Recommended pages.

 

 

* Migrants are in the news as usual and this week's talks and meetings include Global migration: from crisis to opportunityPossible and Imaginary Lives, in which Yasmine Eld-Sabbagh talks about her work tracing the lives of four Palestinian-Lebanese sisters across the globe; Baroness Amos on The Global Refugee Crisis: A Challenge to Our Common HumanityThe New Slavery: Human Trafficking and the use of slave labouran Amnesty Refugee Week conference; and a legal advice session for refugees.

 

 

*  The empire strikes back: West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song, an exhibition of literature and music – "from the great African empires of the Middle Ages to the cultural dynamism of West Africa today"; Black Georgians: The Shock of the Familiarand  Artist and Empire at Tate Britain. The fabric of society gets a look in, too, with a Victoria & Albert exhibition of centuries of hand-made Indian textiles. 

 

* Only a couple of weeks left to see The Rolling Stone at the Orange Tree Theatre: "It’s fast-moving but not rushed, emotionally packed but not melodramatic, serious but witty. "

The Rolling Stone


Daniel Nelson

Editor

events@oneworld.org

Tw: @EventsNelson

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TALKS AND MEETINGS 

 


Wednesday 10 February

* Global migration: from crisis to opportunity, Peter Sutherland, Marta Foresti, Fatumo Farah, 12-1:30pm, Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Road. Info: 7922 0300/ odi@odi.org

* New Threats to Global Civil Society: Some views from the ground, Mahmoud Belal Elbarbari, Valentina Frolova, Liu Jiajia, 3.30pm, King’s College, Strand, WC2. Info: Registration

* Political Economy and Decvelopment: A Progress Report, Tim Besley, 6.30pm, London School of Economics, New Academic Building, WC2. Info: events@lse.ac.uk/ 7955 6043

* Next steps for UK Energy and Climate Policy’ Seminar, Sid David King, Simon Bullock, Kirsty Hamilton, Michael Jacobs, 4–6pm, Committee Room 10, Palace of Westminster. Info: owain.mortimer@policyconnect.org.uk

 

Thursday 11 February

* Possible and Imaginary Lives, Yasmine Eld-Sabbagh discusses her award-winning photography exhibition and book project that traces the lives of four Palestinian-Lebanese sisters exiled in different places across the globe, 7pm, free, The Mosaic Rooms, 226 Cromwell Road, SW5. Info: 7370 9990/ www.mosaicrooms.org 

* Bombing ISIS Is The Right Thing To Do, debate, 6.45pm, £30/£15, Emmanuel Centre, Emmanuel Centre, Marsham Street,, SW1. Info: 7792 4830/ info@intelligencesquared.com

* The Global Refugee Crisis: A Challenge to Our Common Humanity, Baroness Amos, 6.30pm, London School of Economics, New Academic Building, WC2. Info: events@lse.ac.uk/ 7955 6043

 

Sunday 14 February

* New Economics as if People Mattered, Jonathan Essex, 11am-1pm, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1. Info: 7405 1818

 

Monday 15 February

* The New Slavery: Human Trafficking and the use of slave labour, Kevin Bales, 6.45pm, £3/£2, Friends of Le Monde, The Gallery, Alan Baxter & Associates LLP, 75 Cowcross Street, EC1. Info: http://www.mondediplofriends.org.uk/

* Wole Soyinka in conversation, 6.30pm, £12/£8, British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1. Info: British Library events

* Refugee Week conference, 10:15am-4.30pm,  Amnesty International UK Human Rights Action Centre,  25 New Inn Yard, EC2. Info:  emily@counterpointsarts.org.uk/  7012 1761

* Macroeconomic prospects in poorer countries, Sean Nolan, Stafania Fabrizio, Ahmad H Ahmad, Elizabeth Smart, 1.30-3pm, free, Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Road, SE1. Info: 7922 0300

* After the Drug Wars: report of the LSE Expert Group on the Economic Aspects of Drug Policy, John Collins, Joanne Csete, Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch, Javier Segredo, 6.30pm, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2. Info: Info: events@lse.ac.uk/ 7955 6043

* The use of law as an instrument of power in Sudan and South Sudan, Ali Agab, Mashood Baderin, 5.15pm, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1. Info: cas@soas.ac.uk

* Refugee Open Day Advice Sessions: Legal Aid, 3pm, Fogg Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1. Info:  Register

 

Tuesday 16 February

* The Extreme Centre: How the Neoliberal Project Has Reshaped the World, Tariq Ali, 5pm, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1. Info: cas@soas.ac.uk

* Politics of Welfare in India, discussion and book launch with Rajeshwari Deshpande, Louise Tillin, Reetika Khera, James Manor and Sandipto Dasgupta, 5pm, King’s College, Strand. Info: thomas.owen-smith@kcl.ac.uk

* Refugee Open Day Advice Sessions: Access to Education, 1pm, Maths Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1. Info:  https://qm-refugee-open-day-2.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Wednesday 17 February

* Despatches from Syria, Janine di Giovanni, 7pm, £12.50/£10, Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, W2. Info: 7479 8940/ www.frontlineclub.com/ events@frontlineclub.com

* Safe Haven - Should Britain do more to help LGBTI refugees?, Mary Creagh MP, Paul Diliane, Leonard Zulu, Amnesty Human Rights Action Centre, 6pm, free, 17-25 New Inn Yard, EC2. Info: 7033 1500/  Registration

* The New Intolerance on Campus, conference with sessions on Safe Spaces: education or therapy?, BDS, bigotry and academic justice; and No Platform: should hate speech be free speech?, 12-5pm, £3.49, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1

* Banking on Mobility Over a Generation, François Crépeau, 6.30pm, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1. Info:  https://qm-crepeau-2016.eventbrite.co.uk

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

 

 

 

Red Africa, A season of talks, art, film and events on the cultural relationship between Africa and the Soviet bloc, Wednesday-Sunday 12-6pm, Calvert 22, 22 Calvert Avenue, E2, until 3 April. Info: http://calvert22.org/ 7613 2141. Centrepiece is an exhibition, Things Fall Apart. Programme also includes 10 FebruaryRostov-Luanda, screening 7-9pm; 17 February, Utopian Visions and the Art of Red Africa, Isaac Julien, Ros Gray, Polly Savage, Isabel Mora Mendes,  6.30pm; 24 FebruaryThe New Social – Contemporary Cinema From Eastern Europe and Beyond, 7-10.30pm, free, £5 suggested; 3 MarchYelena Khanga, “possibly the most recognisable face of black Russia”, in conversation with Ekow Eshun, 7-8.30pm; £9/£7;22 MarchThe Solid Image – Notes on the Luta ca caba inda project, Filipa Cesar, 7pm

+ When solidarity falls apart

 

* Nick Danziger, photographs and film of 11 women in conflict zones, including Afghanistan, Colombia, Palestine and Sierra Leone, in 2001 tand then again in 2011 Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, SE1, until 24 April. Info: 7416 5000/ contact@iwm.org.uk

+ 23 February, In conversation with Nick Danzziger, 2pm. Info: Booking

 

Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease, 10am-4pm, South Courtyard Cafe, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1, until 6 May. Info: events@lshtm.ac.uk

 

Creation from Catastrophe: How Architecture Rebuilds Communities, how cities and communities have been re-imagined in the aftermath of natural or man-made disasters, including in Nepal, Nigeria, Chile and Pakistan, free, Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, W1, until 24 April. Info: 7580 5533

 

Artist and Empire: Facing Britain's Imperial Past, exhibition of art associated with the British Empire from the 16th century to the present day, £16-£12.70, Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1, until 10 April

+ Art and Empire: 'It must be done and England should do it'

 

West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song, an exhibition of literature and music – from the great African empires of the Middle Ages to the cultural dynamism of West Africa today, £10/£5, under-18s free, British Library, Euston Road, NW1, until 16 February. Info: 1937 546546/ boxoffice@bl.uk

+ I am Sir an Affrican - with two ffs if you please

Word, symbol and song in West Africa

 

Black Georgians: The Shock of the Familiar, the everyday lives of Black people during the Georgian period, 1714-1830, offer  historical evidence and archival materials, 1 Windrush Square, SW2, until 4 June. Info: 3757 8500

+ Making their mark: Britain's 18th century Black Georgians

 

* Sand In My Eyes: Sudanese Moments, Eniko Nagy's collection of everyday moments from 45 tribes, free, Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1, until 15 March. Info: 7898 4046/4915

 

* In Search Of Lost Time, exploration of relationship between image, speed and time in the Gulf, free, Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, WC1, until 19 March. Info: 7898 4046

 

Joha – The Journey, Mohammed Joha explores loss of identity, home, diaspora and overcoming the physical and psychological boundaries created by conflict, specifically in his own personal story of growing up in Palestine, free, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, until 26 February. Info: 7613 7498

 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year, £13.50, child and concession £6.75, family £36.90, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7, until 2 May. Info: Exhibition

 

* Healthy Cities & Sustainable Living, reception and Manson foyer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1, until 15 March. Info:  events@lshtm.ac.uk 

 

London, Sugar & Slavery , permanent gallery at the Museum of Docklands, No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, E14. Info: info@museumoflondon.org.uk; also: The Caribbean's Great War, display featuring the thousands of young Caribbean men who volunteered to join the British West Indies Regiment in the First World War. serving on the Western Front, in the Middle East and Italy, free, until 2 May

 

atmosphere: exploring climate science, free, Science Museum, South Kensington. Info: Museum

 

Atlantic Worlds, Transatlantic slave trade gallery, National Maritime Museum, Park Row, SE1. Info: 8858 4422/ 8312 656

 

Suspended Accounts, selection of work by Palestinians in the Young Artist of the Year Award 2014, free, Mosaic Rooms, Tower House, 226 Cromwell Road, SW5, until 27 February. Info: 7370 9990/rsvp@mosaicrooms.org

 

Jerusalem//Home, photographs, ceramics and digital work by Mohamad Abdeen, Manal Deeb, Ranjena Gohel, Abdullah Hawash, Marcella Mamelia & Khaled Salem, P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton Street, NW1, until 20 February. Info: 7121 6190/ info@p21.org.uk

 

* Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist, major retrospective of the political artist's work demonstrates how he  has confronted issues in world politics and British government policy at home and abroad, free, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, SE1 until April. Info: 7416 5000/ http://www.iwm.org.uk/

 

* A Serene Expectation of Light, work by Brazilian photographer Cravo Neto, whose imagery is steeped in the religion of Candomblé – an Afro-Brazilian form of worship practiced by Neto – which originated in tWest African Yoruba culture, Rivington Gallery, Riving Place, EC2 until 2 April. Info: 749 1240/  http://www.rivingtonplace.org/

 

* Syrcas, 16 photomontages by the late Scottish-Ghanaian artist Maud Sulter who questioned the lack of representation of black women in the histories of art and photography and investigated the experiences of the African diaspora in European history and culture, Rivington Gallery, Riving Place, EC2 until 2 April. Info: 749 1240/ http://www.rivingtonplace.org/

 

* Rapid Response Collecting, small but fascinating display of recent acquisitions showing aspects of contemporary life, from a 3D printed gun to Indonesian-made eyelashes and tWestyern designers' realisation that the pink colour "nude" did not apply to all the world's population, free, V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, until 15 December

+ Printed guns, nude shoes and Indonesian eyelashes

 

* Tibet's Secret Temple, over 120 objects exploring Tibetan Buddhist yogic and meditation practices, Wellcome Trust, 183 Euston Road, NW1, until 28 February. Info: 7611 2222/ info@wellcomecollection.org

 

 On Their Own: Britain's Child Migrants, photographs and memorabilia of the estimated 100,000 British child who were sent to Canada, Australia and other Commonwealth countries between 1869 and 1970, free, Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, E2, until 12 June. Info: 8983 5200 

 

Year in Focus, Getty Images' photographs of 2015, 46 Eastcastle Street, W1, until 20 February. Info: www.gettyimagesgallery.com

 

 

from Tuesday 16 February

* Unexpected, with work by Frank Auerbach, Behjat Omer Abdulla, Güler Ates, James Russell Cant, Ana Cvorovic, Juan Delgado, Eva Frankfurther, Tam Joseph, Joyce Kalema, Jasleen Kaur, Fowokan George Kelly, Jessica Marlowe, Edwin Mingard, Eugene Palmer, Zory Shahrokhi, Salah Ud Din & others, Ben Uri Gallery, 108a Boundary Road, NW8, until 24 April. Info: 7604 3991/ admin@benuri.org    

 

 

* PhotoThe Dutch documentary Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice takes a canny look at how East and West present a mirror of one another as a remote village in Laos opens itself up to the backpacker trade.

Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice

 

 

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FILM

 

Around town

 

 

* The Big Short, dark comedy about a small group of investors who bet against the banks and made a huge profit in the 2008 financial crisis

 

* Taxi Tehran, Jafar Panahi’s playful film – with a couple of swipes against the Iranian censor - is set and shot from inside a car as a driver chats to his passengers, BFI Southbank, intermittently until 18 February

 

Wednesday 10 February

* Jihad: A British Story + discussion with Jemima Khan, Alyas Karmani, Shaykh Abu Muntasir, Munir Zamir, 6.30pm, Free Word, 60 Farringdon Road, EC1. Info: 7324 2570/ info@freewordcentre.com

 

Saturday 13 February

* The Chinese Mayor, revealing documentary that follows Mayor Geng Yanbo, who’s on a mission to transform his small town into a tourism haven + Q&A, 1pm, National Film Theatre

* The Calligraphy Master, compelling biopic about Qi Gong, China’s most prestigious calligrapher and ink painter + intro by Wenlan Peng, 3.50pm, National Film Theatre

 

Monday 15 February

* Only the Dead, the story of what happens when Time magazine war correspondent Michael Ware, transplanted into the Middle East by the reverberations of 9/11, butts into history + discussion, 6.30pm, Curzon Soho

* Theeb, fascinating coming-of-age drama about a Bedouin boy who must outwit his enemies and restore his family’s honour, 8.45pm, National Film Theatre

+ An Arab Western hits the trail – on camels

 

Wednesday 17 February

* Monir, documentary on the life and work of Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, who migrated to New York and returned 25 years later + Q+A with producer Leyla Fakhr, 6.45pm, £8/£6/£5, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1.

* Gaza as Metaphor, Helga Tawil-Souri and Dina Materwillaunch, editors of book of essays, 7pm, free,  The Mosaic Rooms, 226 Cromwell Road, SW5. Info: 7370 9990/ www.mosaicrooms.org

 

Thursday 18 February

* Leave To Remain, + discussion with director and Elspeth Guild, 6.30pm, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1. Info: http://qm-leave-to-remain.eventbrite.co.uk

 

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE

 

 

 

 

* The Rolling Stone, Dembe and Sam have been seeing each other for a while, but they're gay and this is Uganda. The consequences of their relationship being discovered will be explosive - especially for Dembe, whose brother goes into the pulpit each week to denounce the evils of mutual male love, Orange Tree Theatre, 1 Clarence Street, Richmond, TW9 2SA, until 20 February. Info: 8940 3633/ orangetreetheatre.co.uk

+ Sons and lovers - and haters

+ When personal becomes political in Uganda

 

* Red Velvet, play about controversy in 1833 when the greatest actor of his day falls ill and is replaced by black actor Ira Aldridge, Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, until 27 February. Info: Theatre

 

from Friday 12 February

* The Encounter, Simon McBurney’s solo recreation of the 1969 journey by National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre who became hopelessly lost in a remote part of the Brazilian rainforest while searching for the Mayoruna people, Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, until 6 March. Info: 7638 4141/ tickets@barbican.org.uk


Thursday 25 February

* Consequences and Kissyface, an evening of author readings including Elsa Wallace, many of whose stories are set in Africa, 7pm, Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, N1. Info:  7837 4473/www.housmans.com

 

from Friday 26 February

Transports, funny, moving production inspired by the experiences of the World War Two Kindertransport refugee children, Pleasance Theatre, until 12 March. Info: 7609 1800/ info@plesance.co.uk

 

from Sunday 28 February

* I See You, Ben meets Skinn for a night out, but the party is interrupted by the police. Ben, a young student who doesn’t know his own history, is accused of a crime he didn’t commit. And Officer Buthelezi, a former freedom fighter, can’t let it go, £20/ £10 Mondays, Royal Court, Sloane Square, SW1, until 26 March. Info: 7565 5000

+ 4 March, post-show discussion with writer Mongiwekhaya

+ 19 March, Noma (Forgiving Apartheid), screening of 40-minute doc in which a childhood apartheid refugee in London returns to South Africa and the father she hasn't seen for 30 years, noon, £5 or free with tplay ticket

 

 

 

 

TV AND RADIO 

 

 

 

Tuesday 9 February

* Natural World Special: Attenborough's Ark, 10 animals he'd most like to save from extinction, 8pm, BBC4

* The Story of China, 11.15pm, BBC2

Book of the Week; City of Thorns, stories from the Dadaab refugee camp, 9.45am, midnight30, R4

* Tropicalia: Revolution in Sound, how an artistic movement changed Brazil's music, politics and national attitude, 11.30am, R4

* Costing the Earth, 3.30pm, R4 

 

Wednesday 10 February

* World's Weirdest Events, 11.30pm, BBC2

Book of the Week; City of Thorns, stories from the Dadaab refugee camp, 9.45am, midnight30, R4

* Costing the Earth, 9pm, R4 


Thursday 11 February

The Story of China, 9pm, BBC2

* Book of the Week; City of Thorns, stories from the Dadaab refugee camp, 9.45am, midnight30, R4

 

Friday 12 February

* Book of the Week; City of Thorns, stories from the Dadaab refugee camp, 9.45am, midnight30, R4

Mao's Golden Mangoes, a moment when the Cultural Revolution changed tack, 11am, R4

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