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Wednesday 13th 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
'Bards Apart?' ? A musical performance of the poems of Robert Burns and Hafez
13/12/2017 6:15pm
The Iran Society with the support of the Azima Foundation, the British Council, the London Middle East Institute
Robert Burns: Ploughman Poet, Scotia's Bard, Master of the Standard Habbie. Hafez of Shiraz: Master of the Ghazal, his Divan in every Iranian home, his work unsurpassed in Persian literature. Separated by four centuries and over 4000 miles, by culture, by history, by religion, by language, they can't really have anything in common – can they? Are Burns and Hafez "Bards Apart" or have they got far more in common than that which divides them? Join us for this lively and light-hearted event in celebration of both these great poets.
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.