Series: Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi at The Petrie Museum

Sudanese poet, Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, was Poet in Residence at The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. He was commissioned to write new poems inspired by their collection of ancient Sudanese artefacts

Sudanese poet, Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, was Poet in Residence at The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London, from July to October 2012. He was commissioned to write new poems inspired by their collection of ancient Sudanese artefacts which we'll be translating and publishing in spring 2013.

This inspirational residency has been a huge success, resulting in many people visiting the museum and gaining awareness of the rich complexity of ancient Sudanese culture for the very first time. The museum's Sudanese collections tend to be obscured by those from ancient Egypt and so Saddiq's residency has offered an important chance to redress that balance as well as an oportunity to invite members of the Sudanese community based in the UK to connect with their heritage.

We arranged a series of highly successful readings and events to accompany this exciting project, the details of which you can find here. 

Events from Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi at The Petrie Museum

The Petrie Museum Welcomes Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi Passed

The Petrie Museum Welcomes Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi

We’re very grateful to everyone at The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaelology for organising such a warm welcome for Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi to his residency at Museum

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
University College, London
Malet Place
London
WC1E 6BT
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Breathing Spaces: An Evening of World Poetry

Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi joined other leading international poets for a reading in the calm and beautiful Bedouin Tent in the remarkable setting of St Ethelburga’s

St Ethelburga's
78 Bishopsgate
London
EC2N 4AG
Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi at The Fitzwilliam Museum Passed

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
Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi at The Horniman Museum Passed

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
Workshop with the Youth Factor at The Petrie Museum Passed

Workshop with the Youth Factor at The Petrie Museum

The Petrie Museum’s Poet in Residence, Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, was joined by members of the Youth Factor, a group of young Sudanese artists and activists, for a stimulating and revealing afternoon of readings and discussions

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi at The Mosaic Rooms Passed

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