SOAS University of London

Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

Anglo Asiatic Arts & Heritage Alliance (AAAHA) Launch Event

Dr. Parvathi Raman (SOAS), Dominic Rai (Artistic Director of Man Mela Theatre Company), Trikhon Theatre, Papergang, Pinpoint Create, Institute for Strategic Dialogue, Thekla Ek (artist), Yang-May Ooi (author and Story Guru)

Date: 30 April 2016Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 30 April 2016Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT)

Type of Event: Launch Event

We are pleased to invite you to attend the AAAHA (Anglo Asiatic Arts & Heritage Alliance) Launch Event. AAAHA is an organisation that links arts, culture and heritage with academia and think tanks to promote the globality of arts and heritage and their relevance to communities.  Come along to hear more about what we do and meet those who support the Alliance.

There will be presentations by the following:

  • Dr. Parvathi Raman, Chair of SOAS Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies
  • Dominic Rai, Artistic Director of Man Mela Theatre Company (presenting Salt of the Sarkar)
  • Trikhon Theatre, British Vietnamese theatre company
  • Papergang, a platform for the work of British East Asian writers
  • Pinpoint Create, Essex based theatre company
  • Institute for Strategic Dialogue, think tank combatting extremism globally
  • Thekla Ek, Cambodian artist
  • Yang-May Ooi, author and Story Guru
  • Performance poetry by Anna Chen

Cross Drifts will be our first annual festival and will take place in July 2016.This project, which will include a varied range of arts activities presented by pan-Asian arts practitioners, will engage an alliance of artists, academics and think tanks to respond to and debate on. This exchange of presentations, experiences and narratives will inspire the exploration of the diverse globality we live in, serving to challenge the significance that the arts play in defining culture and how this identification impacts on the creation of new art context of a constantly evolving British identity.


Organiser: Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

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