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‘We Are Reborn’: An Evening of Afghan Poetry and Music at Leighton House

‘We Are Reborn’: An Evening of Afghan Poetry and Music at Leighton House

Despite foul weather and a tube strike, this was a wonderful evening of poetry from Afghanistan by Reza Mohammadi and Shakila Azizzada with music by the Yusuf Mahmoud Afghani Music Ensemble at Leighton House, one of London’s most beautiful buildings.

Leighton House
12 Holland Park Road
London
W14 8LZ
Hadraawi Reads at The Mosaic Rooms

Hadraawi Reads at The Mosaic Rooms

The best-loved Somali poet, Maxamed Ibraahin Warsame ‘Hadraawi’, read from his new selected poems with PTC Director, Sarah Maguire, reading W N Herbert’s translations. This was the last chance to see Hadraawi before he returned to Somaliland.

The Mosaic Rooms
Tower House
226 Cromwell Road
London
SW5 0SW
Midsummer’s Night Reading in London by Three Persian Poets

Midsummer’s Night Reading in London by Three Persian Poets

The only London reading for our three Persian poets was sold out: more than 100 people came to hear Azita Ghahreman, Reza Mohammadi and Shakila Azizzada read with their translators, Maura Dooley and Nick Laird

The Gallery
Foyles Bookshop
113-119 Charing Cross Road
London
WC2H 0EB
Somali Week 2012 Festival Launch

Somali Week 2012 Festival Launch

The launch of the 2012 Somali Week Festival featured Clare Pollard reading her newly-commissioned translations of poems by Muse Cali Faruur, and Said Salah.

Oxford House
Bethnal Green
Derbyshire Street
London
E2 6HG
Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi at The Mosaic Rooms

Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi at The Mosaic Rooms

Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi read and discussed his new poems written in response to the Sudanese collections of The Petrie Museum alongside Sarah Maguire and Joanna Oyediran, Sudan Programme Officer at the Open Society Initiative for East Africa

The Mosaic Rooms
226 Cromwell Road
London
226 Cromwe
Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi at The Horniman Museum

Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi at The Horniman Museum

We’re very grateful to the Horniman Museum for hosting this wonderfully warm event at which Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi read his poems alongside his friend, the outstanding musician, Tariq Abu Obeida.

The Horniman Museum
100 London Road
London
SE23 3PQ
Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi at The Fitzwilliam Museum

Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi at The Fitzwilliam Museum

Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi read and discussed the new poems he’s written in response to his residency at The Petrie Museum at The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge

The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
CB2 1RB
Benefit Reading for Gaarriye

Benefit Reading for Gaarriye

We were all deeply concerned to hear that the great Somali poet, Gaarriye, is seriously ill. This evening brought together his friends and translators to read his poems and discuss the outstanding contribution he’s made to Somali culture.

Oxford House
Derbyshire Street
London
E2 6HG
Poetry Translation Centre Celebration Reading

Poetry Translation Centre Celebration Reading

One of the final events of Poetry Parnassus was a PTC Celebration Reading featuring Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, David Shook, Jo Shapcott, Mimi Khalvati, Reza Mohammadi, Ribka Sibhatu and Clare Pollard.

The Clore Ballroom
Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
A New World of Words: Afghan Poetry and Culture

A New World of Words: Afghan Poetry and Culture

An enthusiastic, capacity audience heard two leading Afghan poets, Shakila Azizzada and Reza Mohammadi, read alongside their poet-translators, Mimi Khalvati and Nick Laird, while Sarah Maguire read her translations of Partaw Naderi’s poems.

Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library
The Forum
Millennium Plain
Norwich
NR2 1AW
Persian Poets at Persepolis in Peckham

Persian Poets at Persepolis in Peckham

Three Persian Poets read at the wonderful Persian shop, Persepolis in Peckham, with tea and cakes to hand. An unmissable chance to stock up on barberries and dried limes and listen to some fabulous poetry!

Persepolis
28-30 Peckham High Street
London
SE15 5DT
Persian Poets Read at the Mosaic Rooms in West London

Persian Poets Read at the Mosaic Rooms in West London

West London is home to many Persian-speaking people and so we were delighted that our first reading of the tour, featuring three Persian poets, took place at the Mosaic Rooms

Mosaic Rooms
226 Cromwell Road
London
SW5 0SW
Persian Poets’ Tour Launch Party May Day 2012

Persian Poets’ Tour Launch Party May Day 2012

The fabulous launch party for our Persian Poets’ Tour took place at the October Gallery on a beautiful May evening.

The October Gallery
24 Old Gloucester Street
London
WC1N 3AL
Somali Week Festival 2011 Women’s Evening

Somali Week Festival 2011 Women’s Evening

A special celebration of the vital role played by Somali women, especially poets and artists, in promoting peace and development with poet Saado Cabdi Amarre and Sarah Maguire

Oxford House
Derbyshire Street
London
E2 6HG
Somali Week Festival 2011 Launch

Somali Week Festival 2011 Launch

The Somali Week Festival 2011 will be launched with a spectacular series of readings by visiting poets Jaamac Kadiye Cilmi, Saado Cabdi Amarre and Axmed Shiikh Jaamac.

Oxford House
Derbyshire Street
London
E2 6HG
Revealing Hidden Voices

Revealing Hidden Voices

The South Bank Centre, in association with English PEN and the Poetry Translation Centre, presents a selection of poets and musicians from both refugee and international backgrounds.

The Front Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
Afghan Literary Cafe

Afghan Literary Cafe

An Afghan Literary Cafe in partnership with Free Word and the Dutch Foundation for Literature.

Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road
London
EC1R 3GA

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