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June 2017

DEATH and The MAIDEN / ÖLÜM VE KIZ

Paulina is out for justice. Tortured for years by a military junta, a chance encounter with Miranda, her tormentor, gives Paulina the opportunity to confront her past, but is she entirely innocent? Is it possible to obtain "justice" without becoming a perpetrator? First seen at the Royal Court Theatre at the close of Pinochet's regime, Ariel Dorfman's masterpiece forces us to question what is the legitimate way to get even. N.B. This will be a Turkish language production, with English surtitles.    Paulina adaletten uzak... İşkencecisi…

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Rebel Lectures, Lecture 1: How to Give Badass Lectures

11/06/2017–11/06/2017

There's an ideas revolution taking place. But the way we teach hasn’t caught up with how we want to learn. While the entertainment industry pushes the boundaries of technological innovation to engage people in new ways, the way we educate and spread ideas is still in the dark ages. Some people have a knack of making awesome stuff sound a lot more boring than it is. And what about presentations at work? Is there anything more boring than some dude’s 30 minute powerpoint on sales projections, spiced up with some lame clip-art?…

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Bejan Matur and Karin Karakaşlı – Turkish Poetry in Translation

25/06/2017

Join us for a landmark evening of poetry and friendship in Turkish, Kurdish and English. Celebrated Kurdish poet Bejan Matur and Armenian-Turkish poet Karin Karakaşlı will read their work alongside award-winning British poets Jen Hadfield and Sarah Howe, before discussing the delicate art of translation with their bridge translator Canan Marasligil. This event marks the publication of two new Poetry Translation Centre chapbooks: History-Geography by Karin Karakaşlı (translated by Sarah Howe and Canan Marasligil) and If this is a lament…

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