• 8 October, 2023

    The British Musem, BP Lecture Theatre

    A veteran of the Iran-Iraq war, Khosrow created works which spoke of the Iran that he grew up in and which surrounded him. Collected by major public and private institutions worldwide, his bold dramatic works from silkscreen prints to ceramics had a language bordering on the kitsch and addressed topics such as terrorism and prostitution. Among his favourite subjects were pahlavan (traditional […]

  • 4 October, 2023

    Hatchard's Piccadilly, 187 Piccadilly London W1J 9LE

    Join Malu Halasa and Ramita Naval at Hatchards this evening for an event chaired by Index on Censorship editor-in-chief Jemimah Steinfeld to celebrate the launch of “Woman Life Freedom”. Woman Life Freedom captures this historic moment in artwork and first-person accounts by courageous women, including those too scared to reveal their true identities because of a repressive and vindictive regime. […]

  • 14 October, 2023

    Cheltenham Town Hall, Bailie Gifford Stage, Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1QA

    The 21st century has seen a decline in relations between Russia and China and the US. The Ukraine war has brought Russia and China closer together, creating potential for disastrous confrontation between the superpowers. Journalist and broadcaster Isabel Hilton, International relations specialist Robin Niblett and Gilbert Achcar, author of The New Cold War, discuss the roots of this new tension. Chaired by Ben Hoyle.

  • 14 October, 2023

    Merton Arts Space (Wimbledon Library), Merton Arts Space (Wimbledon Library)

    This panel event chaired by Jo Glanville will discuss hardship, hope and empowerment in modern-day Iran and offer a context to the revolution, as well as celebrating the women determined to reclaim their freedom, dignity and self-expression. The panel will reflect on the impact of the protests, where they are going and what the future holds for Iran at this […]

  • 21 August, 2023

    Spark Theatre, 74 Lauriston Place Edinburgh, EH3 9DF

    Leila Aboulela has been praised by Ali Smith and Ben Okri for her rich and nuanced writing depicting Islamic spiritual and political life. She joins us today to discuss her new novel, River Spirit, a journey through 19th century Sudan where a young girl, her brother and their adopted guardian must all take different paths as the country tries to free […]