4 Dec 2010

Six Pillars to Persia - News

We're posting out, usually twice every 30 days, events and news around the Iranian arts and culture show: Six Pillars to Persia on arts-music radio station Resonance104.4FM

News includes: podcast links of superb audio, the latest competitions and news of further events around the globe linked to Iranian and wider Middle Eastern arts and culture.

The radio show goes out on the airwaves Mondays 13.30, repeats Sundays 20.30 on 104.4FM on your radio dial, up to zone 6 in London and www.resonancefm.com/listen elsewhere.

With potentially 7 million Londoners listening on air, we are doing very well in that ResonanceFM now has more listeners that BBC Asian Network, a national station, listening online alone!


Competition Giveaway:
A photography studio in Hampton www.hamptonstudios.co.uk is giving away a prize for listeners of the show: a family session of 1 hour studio time, plus time for an outfit change and a 12"x18" free print, sent on from the studios. Normally it's £100+ for this service. Listen in on Monday 6th December 13.30 and again Sunday 12th to find out how to win. We'll be drawing a winner out of a hat the following week, on Monday 13th's show.

BBC London 94.9FM Tonight!
Tonight I'm live on BBC London playing my top Iranian tunes of the year. It'll be on the BBC Iplayer for a week afterwards as well, or tune in 8.30ish-10pm tonight.

Dec 8th-11th, One Night with Rostam
Four Iranian women artists show pieces on the Shahnameh ('The Book of Kings').  Artworks vary from oil, to papier-mache to sound sculpture. The exhibition marks the Millennium anniversary of the completion of the book, a national treasure that established the Iranian language in the courts of Iran when it was in danger of losing out to Arabic.  Not to miss! Artists: Afsoon, Neda Dana-Haeri, Farnaz, Yassi Golshani.
The Studio, 5 Upper Wimpole Street, W1G 6BP, flyer attached

Six Pillars: Monday 6th/Sun 12th
Producer and keyboardist Haitus live in the studio on the release of his new album.

Six Pillars: Mon 13th Dec
Rouzbeh Rashidi visits England to show his film 'Bipedality' in the London Underground Film Festival. Rouzbeh runs the popular Experimental Film Society from Ireland.

Six Pillars: Mon Jan 17th
We'll be back in the new year with an intimate interview with Golnaz Fathi, now showing at The October Gallery. This is our second interview with this artist.

Latest Podcast: The Shahnameh - Fitzwillliam Museum Cambridge
An interview with and extracts of a talk by, Charles Melville, professor of Persian History at the University of Cambridge on location at the exhibition, which he co-curated

'The Day I Became A Woman' Screening
I love this stunning and unforgettable film by Marzieh Meshkini (Moshen Makhmalbaf's wife) catch it on Tuesday.

Next week another film of note: by Makhmalbaf's daughter Samira: 'Blackboards'
, a story about teachers hunting pupils in the war torn mountains of Iran-Iraq.
Check the film club section

Another update link for Six Pillars to Persia: Facebook http://tinyurl.com/6IIIstoPersia