After visiting the Hadrian exhibition last week at the
FRIDAY 24th OCTOBER - Between
SATURDAY 25th OCTOBER- Museums for the Marginalised
Today I'm going to attend a one day conference at the Horniman Museum called: Museums for the Marginalised: Representation and Empowerment. The conference examines the historic and contemporary aspects of Adivasi cultures and communities in India, as well as marginalised communities in other parts of the world. One aspect of the discussions will be explore the ways in which museum exhibitions and other cultural projects aim towards listening and collaborating with Adivasi communities. A keynote speaker will be Professor Ganesh N. Devy, one of the founders of the Denotified and Nomadic Tribes Rights Action Group. For the full conference programme take a look at this website. Entrance fee is £10 if pre-booked and £15 on the day, which includes a South Indian lunch, coffee and tea. The conference runs from 10:00 a.m. to 17:30 p.m.
SUNDAY 26th OCTOBER - Terra Madre: An international feast
MONDAY 27th OCTOBER - Korean Film Festival
Although the London Korean Film Festival hosted at the Barbican starts November 6th, I want to get a head start by looking at the programme and choosing which films I'd like to see. The festival is given in partnership with the Korean Cultural Centre and the Korea Culture and Content Agency (KOCCA). Some of the festival highlights include a special preview of Cannes 2008 hit The Good, The Bad, The Wierd, exclusive screen talk with director Kim Ji-Woon, footage from the Korean film archives and Korean animation for all ages. For more information about Korean film in general, check out this website.
TUESDAY 28th OCTOBER- Revealing Discussions
Tonight I am going to the Institute of Contemporary Arts to watch a very interesting conversation over a live satelite link, between Alastair Crooke founder of Conflicts Forum, and Usamah Hamdan, a member of Hamas's governing council. While both the United States and the European Union have designated Hamas a terrorist organisation and have refused to engage with it, Alastair, decides to circumvent this ban by hosting this dialogue. In 2005, Alistair also organised the US and European unofficial dialogues with Hezbollah, Hamas, and other Islamist organisations. You can read an article about the 2005 dialogues here. The talk tonight will be followed by discussion questions from the audience. The event is at 7:00pm in ICA's Nash Room. Advanced booking is required, prices of tickets are £10 for adults and £9 for students.
WEDNESDAY 29th OCTOBER- People of the Wind