Somali Festival Week, London
Friday 23 October – to 31st October 2009
Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal
Green, London E2 6HG
Kayd Somali artist and culture in partnership with
REDSEA-ONLINE.COM, a range of national, international and
local community organisations is pleased to present the
Somali Week Festival as part of Black History Month. The
Festival events will take place at Oxford House,
Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 6HG from 23rd
to 31st October 2009.
Somali Week offers the best
of Somali culture both old and new, through an eclectic
mix of events including, poetry, literature and music.
This year’s Somali Week Festival will focus on Censorship.
The SWF is an established festival within the
Somali community in London, nationally and
internationally. It celebrates and explores the uniqueness
of Somali art and culture. The festival will showcase this
year mix of poetry, prose literature, Plays and music
which will be presented by artists, while also allowing
ample time for discussions between artists, professional
guests and audiences. SWF will present and celebrate
Somali arts and culture by featuring international and
UK-based artists of the highest calibre in a vibrant
programme of events.
SWF 2009 will explore the
theme of arts censorship and creative freedom of
expression throughout the extensive programme of events,
whilst the festival’s programming aims to celebrate
artists’ creativity, it will also discuss the important
role that art can play within society.
are proudly expecting a range of guests including renowned
Somali and non-Somali artists, academics and commentators:
Ahmed Saleebaan Bide, Abdilahi Hirsi “ Baarleex”, Amina
Abdilahi, Kinsi Haaji Aden, Maryan Mursal, Hudaydi. Kuluc,
Dararamle, Hon. Kerry McCarthy, MP, (TBC), Gaadaco, Abdi
Bahdoon, Prince Abdi, Aar Maanta, Shuki Shacni, Ali Hassan
Adan “Ali Banfaz“, Hussein Hersi Adib “Buun Hirsi“, Jama
Musse Jama, Warsan Osman, Kaltuun Bacado, Anab Ismail,
Abdilah hajI, Ahmed Abdilahi awale, Beeldage, Abdiftaah
yare, Mustaphe TITI, Xassan Abdi Madar, Abdirahman Yusuf
Arten , Warsan Shire, Mahamoud “Jango“, Faysal Anbalash,
Ismail Aw-adan, Mahamed Jamac Kayd, Nimco Deggan, Nimco
yasin , Ali Seenyo, Yusuf Dheere, Abdilahi Osman shafey,
Said Ali Shire, Abdirahman Mahamed Abtidoon, Omar Haaji
Bile, Mahamed Baashe, Abdikariim Raas, Martin Orwin, Aisha
Luul, Mahamoud Shiekh Dalmar, Suad Armiye, Abdulaziz Ali
Ibrahim “Xildhiban”, Abdilahi Awed Iggeh, Rashiid Sheikh
Abdilahi “Gadhwayne”, Mahamed Hassan “Alto” , Abdillahi
Awed Iggeh, and many more.
aspect of the festival is an important part of our
continued development and partnership work with artists
and organisations in Somali speaking territories. Join us
at the exceptional festival in order to celebrate and
explore the uniqueness of Somali art and culture. For more
information about the Festival’s Programme visit; www.
kayd.org or call 07903712949. More information about the
program or/and stall please email to festival manager
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