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A celebration in EC4

March 17, 2014
Page from "A Vicious Circle" by Mette Ambeck

Page from “A Vicious Circle” by Mette Ambeck

I am very excited about an invitation to take part in a round-table discussion with Beau and other project members at 2.30pm, and an evening of performance at 6.30pm on Friday 21st March at the Arab-British Centre at 1 Gough Square, London EC4, in connection with the exhibition “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here“.

We welcome you to an evening of fun!

On this night, we will have a selection of poetry readings from the Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Anthology read by founder Beau Beausoleil and coalition member, Ama Bolton.

There will also be a brand-new monologue written and performed by British-Iraqi actress Hayat Kamille and spoken word poet Hala Ali will recite a specially written piece. Both women have taken inspiration from the anthology of Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here.

We will also be screening short films, projecting photographs of Al Mutanabbi Street and enjoying some music!

Why not pop by, take a seat, and be engrossed in the variety of mediums this coalition has inspired?

Page from "A Vicious Circle" by Mette Ambeck

Page from “A Vicious Circle” by Mette Ambeck

Biographies of the performers

*** Hayat Kamille

Hayat was born in Iraq and moved to England at a very young age. She discovered her love for drama and creative writing as a child and graduated with a degree in journalism in 2010. Hayat is currently pursuing a career in acting alongside her passion for writing and comedy.

*** Ama Bolton

Ama Bolton, poet and book-artist, has contributed a broadside Tears and a small edition of a hand-made book What is a Book? to the project Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here. She lives in Somerset and has performed at literary festivals in the south-west of England, most recently on March 1st at the Bath Festival of Literature. Her books are in many collections including the Library of Alexandria and the Jaffé Collection at Florida Atlantic University.

*** Hala Ali

Hala Ali was born in Saudi Arabia and studied in the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. Hala’s poetry, often composed within the forms of spoken word, is direct and argumentative, reflecting on contemporary society and speaking to ideas of female invisibility, human relations, politics and social dogmas.

More to follow…

Friday 21st March 2014 | Performance Evening | 18:30 – 20:30

Free | RSVP

Page from "A Vicious Circle" by Mette Ambeck

Page from “A Vicious Circle” by Mette Ambeck

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Jane permalink
    March 17, 2014 11:17 pm

    Congratulations Ama! Enjoy it all.

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