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Translation as Activism – Turkish and Kurdish Poetry in Translation

Thu 14 April, 2022 @ 19:30 - 22:30

Pay-what-you-can

Come and hear poetry from Turkish and Kurdish poets, performed in English translation. A wide range of voices from 1960s ‘Second New’ movement, Sufi Bektaşi poets, gay and lesbian poets post-1980s and from Kurdish poet in prison Ilhan Sami Çomak.

Poet and human rights activist Caroline Stockford will speak for 10 minutes at the beginning about translation as activism and mention the campaign for İlhan Çomak, who has published 9 books of poetry from prison and is now in his 29th year of detention.

The readings by Bristol poets will be followed by a hip hop/psych DJ set by Hidden Element of Junglist Dub Club who will spin and mix some Turkish psychedelic vinyls as well as playing hip hop/jungle and his own productions.

The School of Activism 3.0 is a month long programme of workshops, talks and activities brought to you by Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft. Running at PRSC during April 2022, the events are intended to be empowering experiences equipping people with the tools to challenge the status quo, contest power structures and ultimately to change the world.

We learn by doing.
We make our own future.

This project is founded on the ethos of community inclusion and empowerment, so we offer pay-what-you-can solidarity pricing with no-one turned away through lack of funds. Please donate to help us keep the School of Activism affordable to all!

Details

Date:
Thu 14 April, 2022
Time:
19:30 - 22:30
Cost:
Pay-what-you-can
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Website:
https://hdfst.uk/E72217

Venue

SPACE at PRSC
17-25 Jamaica Street, Stokes Croft
Bristol, BS2 8JP United Kingdom
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Phone:
0117 214 0029
Website:
https://prsc.org.uk/the-space/

Organiser

Cas Stockford