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November 2019

Making Theatre in Exile

November 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hampstead Jazz Club (Duke of Hamilton Pub), 23-25 New End Road
London, NW3 1JD United Kingdom
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Delving into a suitcase full of sketches, songs and letters, the theatre group  brings to life the story of the Laterndl theatre in Hampstead, established by a group of exile actors and writers from Nazi-occupied Austria during the Second World War. Rekindling the Viennese tradition of political cabaret, they reflect on their new surroundings and hopes for the future, and bring a beacon of light to the 30,000-strong traumatised refugee community. The Laterndl received wide critical acclaim and soon came to symbolise the community's resistance…

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At Home I Speak

November 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch
London, E1 6LA
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What are the links between language and imagination? How do the languages we speak relate to community, culture and identity? Following a 2-month arts residency at Gearies Primary School in Redbridge – where the students speak 47 languages between them – come and watch a new verbatim play that explores and celebrates multilingualism. Join playwright Neela Doležalová, writer Malachi McIntosh, and modern languages academics. for a post-show panel discussion on contemporary attitudes to multilingualism. Further details to follow.

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Cartoneras in London: Untold Stories from Latin America

November 23, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Migration Museum, The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High St, Lambeth
London, SE1 7AG
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Cartoneras (Cardboard Publishing) is a unique grassroots Latin American publishing phenomenon, which offers alternative forms of community engagement, activism, and social change. The event will offer the chance to find out about this unique grassroots Latin American publishing phenomenon, and the Latin American community in London. A presentation by researchers Lucy Bell (University of Surrey) and María Soledad Montañez (University of London) will be followed by a "hands-on" workshop where the audience will be able to try their hand at…

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Proletkult and the Languages of Modernity

November 30, 2019 at 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Proletkult refers to the Proletarian Cultural-Enlightenment Organization (Proletarskie kul'turno-prosvetitel'nye organizatsii). The institution was autonomous from the Bolshevik party, but is regarded by many as the cultural arm of the revolution. Founded in 1917, it was tasked with developing radical avant-garde aesthetics tailored to the working classes and their emergent role in modern industrial culture. Proletkult peaked in 1920, when it spread like wildfire before its imminent demise. Despite its short lifespan, it was widely influential. This workshop aims to explore…

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December 2019

Saved by the Digital: Ladino communities of the XXI century

December 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Further details to follow: modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/20196 This event is organised by Language Acts & Worldmaking (KCL) with support from the Institute of Modern Languages Research and the Open World Research Initiative (OWRI) Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community, Translingual Strand.

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