5 Mar 2011

Norooz A Go-Go

This month it's Persian new year, NOROOZ, just after Spring Equinox on March 21st, and also International Women's Day

To mark this we've 4 tickets to give listeners for an all female line-up performing contemporary and traditional international & Iranian dance, music and opera, at Cadogan Hall, Monday March 7th:
Q: The first journal published by a woman in Iran was around 1910, what was it called? Easy to find the answer, first emails win, please state if you'd like 2 or 4 tickets

We're screening a  film at The School of Oriental and African Studies, London on women artists from Iran Pearls on the Ocean Floor, Monday March 7th, with a panel discussion afterwards. 7-9pm

You can hear our interview with the film's Director Robert Adanto this Sunday at 20.30 GMT online, on air and on Facebook. Details of how to listen are on the Six Pillars discussions page
Details of above mentioned and other events, norooz & chahar shanbe soori are on the Facebook wall

New Podcast:  The .Com Father Jahanshah Javid on a visit to the UK

Forthcoming radio shows:

March 7th
Composer Amir Tafershipour on his life, music, compositions and childhood during the Iraq bombings

March 14th
Celebrating the ancient Persian new year with Persian music live in the studio, later to be performed at the Southbank for 'A Persian Feast'

March 28th
Animated film The Green Wave premiers in London for the Human Rights Watch film festival. A look at modern political rebellion and the hopes that continued resistance may galvanise a new Iran
See the Resonance 104.4fm schedule for details

Do send in anything you feel is of note or ideas about future topics, Resonance 104.4fm won the Radio Academy's Nations and Regions Awards, again!