THURSDAY 6th NOVEMBER - A Stitch in Time
FRIDAY 7th NOVEMBER - Unlocking Conflicted Identities
SATURDAY 8th NOVEMBER - Indulging in Film
The 22nd Leeds International Film Festival 2008 is a visual feast for anyone interested in contemporary films and film making. Running until the 17th of November, the festival will host over 200 screenings from around the world in venues all across the city. The festival has various themes including : Cinema Versa ' for documentaries and underground voices, mavericks and nonconformists', many of which focus on music as a theme of exploration. For more information on the programme and how to buy tickets, visit the festival's main website.
SUNDAY 9th NOVEMBER - Birth Rites
MONDAY 10th NOVEMBER - The British Sari StoryWhat does the design, fabric and patterns of a sari tell us about the person who is wearing it? Today I'm heading to the Charnwood Museum in Loughborough to see a fascinating exhibit on traditional saris from South Asia and a new brand of saris reflecting British Asian life and identity. The exhibit is based on the British Sari Story, a project inspired by the work of Helen Scalway, an artist and researcher who spent three months drawing what she found instide a sari shop in Tooting, London. For more information about the project take a look at this British Arts website, the website also includes a picture gallery as well as downloadable British Sari Education Pack. The exhibit runs until November 30th.
TUESDAY 11th NOVEMBER - Celebrating Student Ethnographic Films
WEDNESDAY 12th NOVEMBER - Cheka Kidogo: 'Laugh a Little'