Discover the world of Persia and beyond at this special day of activities. Exhibition curators Susan Scollay and Clare Williamson will present an illustrated introduction to the exhibition, and Dr Gillian Evison, Head of Oriental Section at the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford, will discuss the Bodleian’s special collections. Experience the evocative tone of the Turkish yayli tanbur juxtaposed with the modern cello as Nefes Ensemble’s Seher Cagin and Rachel Atkinson present improvisations from Turkish classical music. Navid Akrami and Soheil Bahrami will perform traditional Persian music using regional instruments the tar and tonbak, and acclaimed storyteller Anne E Stewart will tell tales of Persia including the story of the legendary Queen Sheherazade. Experimedia Free (bookings not required).
Invitation from Anne ...
Come and check out the exhibition and hear me tell tales from Persia and stories from the 1001 Nights Entertainments. And of course my personal favourite, Scheherazade – the Queen of Storytellers. Here’s when I will be performing
Opening day: Friday 9th March at 12 – 12.30pm and 3-3.30pm
Children’s Book Festival: Sunday March 25th 10.00 – 4pm (To be confirmed but several sessions through the day)
Sunday April 22nd @ 11.00am
Sunday May 20th @ 11.00amSunday June 17th @ 11.00am
SLV website for more details: here
Learn more about Anne E Stewart: here