Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Pink Fish Ensemble's
Living Puppet Show
Sat 29th March


The Foundry

84-86 Great Eastern Street London EC2

Don't miss the 30 minutes performance of Pink Fish Ensemble at 8pm ,collaborating with unique musicians continued with 2 other mad performances by other artists.

you can have the chance to interact with the performers and contribute to the livining art piece which you could be part of yourself,

We also invite you to bring an object to be used in the performance,
you can also view the amazing London Biennale's exhibition curated by
Wendalena in the same space.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Extremely Popular and Successful Event !

On 31st of Jan 2008 , Rumi Poetry night was taken place in National Portrait Gallery .This was a joint event by Abbaz Fiaz (member of The Persian Thursday Group), Poet In The City and National Portrait Gallery.

We had a list of almost 300 people that were keen to attend the event when the space capacity was only 160 ,therefore another event was organized on 6th of March so that we could place the rest of the audience for that night .
It was a nightmare as we had to turn away many of our audience and promise to place them for the second event, of course we had exactly the same problem for the second event ,but everything went smooth at the end.
The poems were interpreted to English by Sir Robert Maxwell with help of Abbaz Faiz , the translation was unbelievably beautiful and the absolute Rumi spirit within the words could be felt easily.
Abbas Faiz, whom had done the selection of poems, was the speaker of the night . He gave a brief intro to Rumi's life and poetry and pointed out interesting facts about Rumi's importance and popularity in today's Iranian's society.
Here is the list of Farsi readers on the first night 31st Jan:-----------------------------------------

Bahman Forsi ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mehri Kashani -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Maryam Hashemi --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

and the English readers :

Sir Robert Maxwell -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Maryam Hashemi --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Abul Foroushan

After the readings ,the audience had the bounce of enjoying the performance of Parvin Cox and two other musicians which gave the night a beautiful finishing touch.
On the second event, 6th March , we were repeating the same program with slight changes, this time we had Lobat Vala with us in our Farsi reading group which a great treat also Esmat Faiz and Dunken Fisher joined our English reading group.