Asia House Festival of Asian Literature

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Freedom is the theme of this year’s Asia House Festival of Asian Literature, the seventh annual event. From 7-22nd May, some of Asia’s greatest literary exports will join some of the best British Asian writers and thinkers to discuss freedom in all its forms: freedom of expression, education, travel, justice, freedom to read the truth and to live in our chosen ways.

Taking place in a few venues in Central London the programme and events for adults and children is varied and wonderfully diverse.  Want to know how to get your work published in Asia or the UK? Want to see a curry demonstration from Michelin-starred chef, Atul Kochhar? It’s all here.  I’m also looking forward to a discussion on Friday 10th May – British Asian Culture: Doomed to be ‘Uncool’? DJ Nihal, Bobbie Friction, Siddhartha Bose, Ravinder Bhogal and Sathnam Sanghera will lead the discussion at Asia House.

atul kochhar

For more details and to purchase tickets, please visit the website: http://asiahouse.org/arts-and-culture/festival-of-asian-literature
Facebook: Asia House Festival of Asian Literature
Twitter: @festofasianlit #FAL13

The adult events are as follows:

Wednesday 8 May 18.45, £10/£8/£7
Nadeem Aslam – The Blind Man’s Garden, in conversation with Homa Khaleeli at Asia House
Thursday 9 May 18.45, £10/£8/£7
The Middle Kingdom Ride: Colin Pyle in conversation with Simon Myers at Asia House
Friday 10 May 18.45, £10/£8/£7
British Asian Culture: Doomed to be ‘Uncool’? DJ Nihal, Bobbie Friction, Siddhartha Bose, Ravinder Bhogal and Sathnam Sanghera at Asia House
Saturday 11 May 13.30, £15/£12/£10
Atul Kochhar – Curries of the World at Asia House
Saturday 11 May 14.00, £10/£8/£7
How to Get Published in Asia and the UK, workshop with Alysoun Owen at Asia House
Monday 13 May 18.45, £10/£8/£7
Cricket and the Rise of Modern India – with James Astill, Ed Hawkins and Mukulika Banerjee at Asia House
Tuesday 14 May 18.45, £10/£8/£7
Re-Imagining the Chinese Dream – with Jonathan Fenby, Gerard Lemos and Yuwen Wu at Asia House
Wednesday 15 May 18.45, £8/£7/£6
Changing Places: A Global Literary Salon with Krys Lee, Prajwal Parajuly, Selma Dabbagh and Paul Blezard at Asia House
Wednesday 15 May 19.00, £12.50
In the Picture: Brave New Burma with Nic Dunlop at the Frontline Club (SOLD OUT)
Thursday 16 May 18.45, £10/£8/£7
What We Don’t Say – Censorship and Freedom of Expression, with Salil Tripathi, Frances Harrison, Julia Farrington, John Kampfner and Mishal Husain at Asia House
Monday 20 May 12.30/13.00, £15/£12/£10
Lunch and Literature – Burma in Style with Caroline Courtauld at Asia House
Monday 20 May 18.30, £10/£8/£7
Burma from All Angles – A two part event. Bones Will Crow – Burmese Poetry with James Byrne and Htien Lin, followed by What Next for Burma? The View from Inside with Benedict Rogers, Wendy Law-Yone, Rory MacLean, and Sue Lloyd-Roberts at Asia House
Tuesday 21 May 18.45, £10/£8/£7
Superstars of Chinese Fiction, with Ma Jian, Yan Lianke, Flora Drew and Boyd Tonkin at Asia House
Wednesday 22 May 18.45, £12/£10/£8
Closing Night with Tan Twan Eng and Maya Jaggi – The Garden of Evening Mists at Asia House

Venues:
Asia House, 63 Cavendish St, London W1G 7LP
Tel: 0207 307 5454 Email: enquiries@asiahouse.co.uk

Commonwealth Club, 25 Northumberland Ave, London WC2N 5AP

The Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London, W2 1QJ

Bunty & Bubbly

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