Cabaret Without Borders – Talks and Performances for Free Movement
I am many things – film director, photographer, poet – and indeed I think I have achieved some international notoriety for such pursuits – but I am decidedly not a criminal and I deeply resented that implication and at that point withdrew from the Visa application process Abbas Kiarostami’s description of his treatment at the British Embassy in Iran, 7 May 2009
I had to take my passport to Nottingham University last week to give a talk. The university apologised profusely, but still made me bring it. It was to make sure I was not a foreigner Dr. Raimi Gbadamosi, artist.
The Manifesto Club, Artsadmin and A Foundation present an evening of satirical artistic interventions, music, readings, passionate political rhetoric and personal testimonies celebrating free movement for all and in opposition to the Home Office's new controls for visiting artists and academics.
Featuring visual & performance artists Harold Offeh, Susannah Hewlett & Shelly Atton, Mark McGowan & Rhiannon Armstrong, Yara El-Sherbini, Cyril Lepetit, Andrew Mitchelson, buymyfingerprint.com, Robin Bale, Jaemini Kim chanson diva Barb Jungr will compere, readings by writers Maureen Duffy, Anthony Howell and Mark Waugh, theatre director Tim Supple, activists/free thinkers Josie Appleton and Christian Michel and many more.
There will be testimonials and videos from invited artists who have felt the brunt of these draconian regulations or were refused visas, including Dmitri Vilensky (Russia), Poshya Kakil (Kurdistan-Iraq), Abbas Kiarostami (Iran)
Date and time
3 June 2009
This is now a past event.
Rochelle School, E2