Featured Events

Tuesday 12th December 2017

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The Nomads Tent - Christmas Bazaar 2017
24/11/2017 10:00am - 24/12/2017 4:00pm
The Nomads Tent
Lines or No Lines: The Reality of Maps in Sinai Peninsula and the Middle East
12/12/2017 5:45pm - 12/12/2017 7:00pm
London Middle East Institute
There is a widespread geopolitical assumption that the Middle East is a well-mapped region. In fact, an unidentified number of key areas has not been surveyed on ground for 150 years, since the early surveys of the British Royal Engineers, despite the abundant maps which were produced for the region during the 19th and 20th centuries CE. Drawing on 17-years of continuous field expeditions by Sinai Peninsula Research (SPR), the newly discovered 150 years gap in mapping and mapmaking uncovers a dramatic loss in cartographic knowledge on maps.
The Worlds of Mandaean Priests Documenting an Endangered Religion
19/10/2017 9:00am - 22/12/2017 3:00pm
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter
Mandaeans, sometimes called Sabians, practise an ancient and endangered religion. Conflict in the Middle East has forced them out of their homelands in Iraq and Iran in ever greater numbers. Although Mandaeans depend on their priests for preserving religious knowledge and performing complex rituals, fewer than 50 priests now remain worldwide. We have interviewed priests, recorded the key rituals and shot documentary films in the largest communities of Australia and Sweden.
HASSAN MASSOUDY Breath, Gesture and Light
07/12/2017 10:00am - 27/01/2018 5:00pm
October Gallery
October Gallery presents a new solo exhibition by master artist-calligrapher, Hassan Massoudy. This will be his second solo exhibition at the gallery. Hassan Massoudy is an artist for whom the word itself remains the most sublime creative force. His work features the texts of a diverse range of writers, from poet, Charles Baudelaire and philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Virgil and Ibn ‘Arabi.