Somali Week Festival 2003
Kayd Somali Arts and Culture, in collaboration with Redsea-online Cultural Foundation and other partners, are proud to present Somali Week Festival 2013. This year’s festival will run from Friday 18th to Sunday 27th October at Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, E2 6HG.
Somali Week Festival is an integral part of Black History Month and offers the best of Somali arts and culture, both old and new. The festival offers a mix of events including poetry, literature, panel discussions, documentary film screenings, music and theatre. Through these different artistic forms, Somali Week Festival has explored a variety of themes in past years and has become a widely recognized and anticipated annual event in the UK.
Somali Week Festival 2013: Journey
This year’s SWF is centred on the theme of ‘Journey’. The festival will provide a platform from which artists and intellectuals will explore the impact of movement, migration and exile on Somali arts and culture. We will invite writers, poets, scholars, and musicians of Somali heritage, and scholars who work with Somalis to share their experiences and discuss a broad range of concepts including exile, alienation, adventure, exploration, personal and collective change, identity, rights, and tolerance and coexistence with people from different cultural backgrounds. These artists and thinkers will explore the influences of migration and travel on peoples’ everyday realities, both in the diaspora and in the Horn of Africa. Read the rest of this entry »