In "Six Pillars" at 6pm Mondays, Fari Bradley focuses on choice contemporary Middle Eastern, North African and South Asian sound, art and culture. This week, she marks the current London Design Biennial running until 23 September at Somerset House. Managing Director Sumi Ghose and designer of the Lebanese Pavilion Nathalie Harb discuss Middle East and North Africa's participation in the biennial.
For Some Future Time at 11am on Friday finds historian Giulia Smith and South London Gallery's Art Assassins discussing ideas around utopia, gender, health and well-being in the context of The Peckham Experiment archive. Invited speakers include Lesley A Hall and Ilona Sagar. Visit https://buff.ly/2CofXMO for more information. 1 of 2 (part 2 tomorrow at 11am.)
This week's Six Pillars with #NimaTehranchi of @ArrowsofLove in the studio discussing lyrics, alternative guitar playing and activism. Their recent album received much acclaim due to the "dearth of good guitar music." ( @theQuietus )⠀ We're also celebrating Persian New Year this week as it's the Spring Equinox! ⠀ #norooz
Tonight on Six Pillars, 9pm, we celebrate #InternationalWomensDay with a look at two forthcoming cinematic releases by women directors from #Iran.⠀ ⠀ #Ava, screening @BarbicanCentre for the @HRWLRF Festival next week with British-Iranian film director Rammy Elsaadany also reviews with us the below film, #Gholam, released in UK cinemas at the end of March 2018, a first production from artist – photographer #MitraTabrizian who we interviewed on Six Pillars back in 2012! ⠀ (Pictured: early photo by Tabrizian).