On Thursday I want to listen in to Colin McEwan’s short lunchtime talk - ‘Life, land and water in the Andes: Deciphering Nasca Iconography’ down at the
Friday 20th July - Sightseeing in
Friday is the second day of the ‘Things that move: The material worlds of tourism and travel’ conference at the Leeds Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change. Anthropologists will be among the assembled panel of experts speaking at the conference, and will be discussing how everyday objects are given meaning and gain emotional connections when they travel, or come into contact with a tourist. The organisers have decided to hold the conference because tourism is such a rapidly expanding industry and it is a good example of a subject that is at the cutting edge of anthropology. You can read more about the theory of tourism on the Centre's weblog here. For more information on attending the conference itself, which is primarily for academics, you can email email@example.com.
Saturday 21st July – Living on the Edge
Today I’m heading down to the awe-inspiring Eden Project in
Sunday 22nd July – Get on down to Kpanlogo
On Sunday, there’s a dance event at the Horniman Musuem in
Tonight is the latest in the summer series of documentaries from Pocketvisions, when Starbuck Holger Meins will be screened. The film is a biography of Holger, a young anti-Vietnam activist and campaigner against big business, who died following a hunger strike in 1974. Directed by a friend of his, it attempts to understand how and why Holger Meins was driven to become so ‘radical’. The film is showing, as usual, at 20.00 in the Roxy Bar & Screen in Borough, and entrance is FREE. Monday 23rd July –Death and radicalism at Pocketvisions
Monday 23rd July –Death and radicalism at Pocketvisions
Tuesday 24th July – The Proms Uzbekistan-style
I’m back down to the Horniman tonight to enjoy a spot of traditional music from
Wednesday 25th July – Another Documentary Festival!
The annual Britdoc film festival starts today, hosted by