Emily Johns travelled to Iran in 2006 and again this February on an international peacemaking delegation. She has created an exhibition of lino prints about the history of British/Iranian relations over the last century – tobacco, tutus, coups and chemical weapons.
Drawing Paradise on the ‘Axis of Evil’ 4 – 17 July
Hastings Arts Forum 36 Marina, St Leonards on Sea, TN38 0BU Preview: Friday, July 05 at 6:30 – 8:30pm
Thursday 4 July 7.30pm: The Cow, Iranian film hosted by St Leonards Film Society
Thursday 11 July 11:00am: Artist’s talk
7.30pm: A Separation, Iranian film hosted by St Leonards Film Society
Saturday 13 July 12:00am – 2:00pm: Printmaking and stories for children age 8-12yrs
Sunday 14 July 2:30pm: Iranian film and discussion hosted by St Leonards Film Society
Tuesday 16 July 7:00pm – 9:00pm: “The Rose and the Nightingale” a Persian Divan with divine refreshments. Bring Persian poetry to share. Donations welcome. Stephen Watts will be reading his translations of Ziba Karbassi, also two very fine poets Reza Baraheni & Esmail Kh’oi. Krysia Mansfield and Las Pasionaras will be singing her new composition composed for the exhibition. Sufi stories told by Ariane Hadjilias. Rumi performed by Fari Bradley.