Multiculture

One journey, many stories September 28, 2014 00:02

One journey, many stories

A photographic exhibition showcases immigration through photography and will be taking place from the 4th until the 10th of October, in Shoreditch Town Hall, [...]
 
How changes in Elephant & Castle will affect the Latinos September 21, 2014 14:24

How changes in Elephant & Castle will affect the Latinos

The regeneration of the area has done little of benefit for its residents: rental prices for both properties and businesses have increased, social housing [...]
 
The before during and after of a detained immigrant September 21, 2014 14:01

The before during and after of a detained immigrant

Uncertainty and fear of being deported at any time, this is what awaits immigrants who do not have the necessary residence credentials to live [...]
 
 
Antonio López: Surviving on the basis of dream and effort September 20, 2014 23:45

Antonio López: Surviving on the basis of dream and effort

Antonio came from Bolivia two years ago. He studied Advertising there and here in London works as a bartender. He is 35-years-old and has [...]
 
José Luis Vela García: Racism is ridiculous in such a multicultural place” September 14, 2014 00:01

José Luis Vela García: Racism is ridiculous in such a multicultural place”

José is 36 and has been living in London since 2007. He is Spanish and decided to move here for personal reasons and to [...]
 
Ghosts, memories and traumas of Mexico September 7, 2014 00:02

Ghosts, memories and traumas of Mexico

A symposium taking place on 12th September will analyse the form in which varieties of emotion, and personal and collective experiences, can be expressed [...]
 
 
John Pino López: settled in London by chance September 7, 2014 00:01

John Pino López: settled in London by chance

He is a 50-year old Colombian and studied accounting for one semester in his country. Although, initially, he came to “venture” as he says, [...]
 
Aarón Sánchez: “I go where the wind takes me” September 7, 2014 00:00

Aarón Sánchez: “I go where the wind takes me”

 He is a 28-year old Argentinean, whose mother is Spanish and father is Armenian. He studied Chemistry Marketing and began a degree in engineering, [...]
 
Cleaning jobs: the hardest work and… the darkest reality September 6, 2014 17:53

Cleaning jobs: the hardest work and… the darkest reality

Pay below the minimum wage, discrimination and anxiety about being sacked are the biggest problems faced by immigrants. “The invisible workforce: employment practices in [...]
 
 
José Luís Sánchez Arancibia: the true story of a battle won September 6, 2014 17:48

José Luís Sánchez Arancibia: the true story of a battle won

Whilst his story is not uncommon his victory certainly is. Nonetheless it serves to inspire those who are unaware of their rights or have [...]
 
Alberto Perea and his new search in London August 31, 2014 00:01

Alberto Perea and his new search in London

He claims not to be completely integrated with the English community, and his inner circle are Latinos living in the city. Language is still [...]
 
Jony Carrera: the future is right now August 24, 2014 00:01

Jony Carrera: the future is right now

He was born in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. He is a languages and sports teacher, and a tourist guide. He has also held [...]
 
 
Werner Romero: “Migration is a very demonised issue” August 23, 2014 21:42

Werner Romero: “Migration is a very demonised issue”

He entered the world of diplomacy in 1994, first as a negotiator in trade relations. He is now El Salvador’s Ambassador to the United [...]
 
Roberto Calzadilla S.: “The return policy on immigrants is isolationist and xenophobic” August 17, 2014 22:06

Roberto Calzadilla S.: “The return policy on immigrants is isolationist and xenophobic”

The current Bolivian Ambassador to the UK is associated with the cultural and democratic ideals of his country. He had to emigrate during the [...]
 
Marta D: “There is no future for me here” August 17, 2014 00:01

Marta D: “There is no future for me here”

Polish and 31-years-old, Marta came to London in search of work that she could not find in her home country. She has been here [...]
 
 
 

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  • Culture, Listings, Migrants, Multiculture, Visual Arts One journey, many stories

    One journey, many stories

    A photographic exhibition showcases immigration through photography and will be taking place from the 4th until the 10th of October, in Shoreditch Town Hall, London.   The exhibition is entitled “My journey: Stories of London Migrants” and consists of six photographic reports that demonstrate...

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  • Culture, Listings, Visual Arts Latin American art returns to Berlin

    Latin American art returns to Berlin

    The 25th anniversary since the fall of the Berlin Wall will be commemorated through the exhibition “Borders and Bridges”.   Photo from explorerberlin.blogspot During the event there will be art exhibitions, films, talks, music and a festival. The opening of the exhibition “Borders and Bridges”...

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  • Culture, Listings, Visual Arts Latin Jazz Festival Returns to London

    Latin Jazz Festival Returns to London

    From 23rd to 27th September, Brazilian, Cuban, Venezuelan and British artists will be performing in the British capital.   The event, which celebrates its second year in the UK, will include a wide range of music which will be performed in more than five concerts. The invited artists will play Latin...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus The boss of what?

    The boss of what?

    Nearing the end of its run, “The boss of it all is a light, but witty”, confectionary written by Lars Von Trier. Originally a film, it has been adapted for the stage by Jack MCNamara.   Steve Latham   Performed by the New Perspectives company, at the Soho Theatre, the piece is acted superbly...

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  • Comments, In Focus Isidoro Morantes: the guerrilla fighter’s brother who makes shoes

    Isidoro Morantes: the guerrilla fighter’s brother who makes shoes

    Isidoro Morantes still works as a shoemaker in Bogotá, yet his life has been far from easy. He has suffered considerable persecution at the hands of Colombian government security forces as a result of the activities of his brother, Jacobo Arenas, one of the leaders of FARC.   Jacobo Arenas Armando...

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  • Culture, Listings, Visual Arts Buenos Aires: Coppola & Zuviria

    Buenos Aires: Coppola & Zuviria

    This photographic exhibition will be taking place on the 20th and 21st of September, during London Open House..   Photo by Edwardx The photographs displayed at the residence of the Ambassador of Argentina were captured by the photographers Horacio Coppola and Facundo de Zuviria. Both artists were born...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Living in Fractured Times

    Living in Fractured Times

    Eric Hobsbawm’s posthumous book, Fractured Times, is a scintillating collection of essays covering the cultural history of Europe through the Twentieth Century.   Steve Latham   The volume is panoramic in its scope: covering inter alia the role of arts festivals, the development of Jewish...

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  • Culture, Listings, Screen A showcase of Latin American cinema and music

    A showcase of Latin American cinema and music

    Films and concerts from Latin America will be in the multicultural city of London from 9th of September to 9th of October.   In this month devoted to cinema and music, there will be film screenings, as part of the “Bolíwood” Festival (as in Bolivar, not Bollywood) and concerts, all with Latin...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus An Englishman for Scotland

    An Englishman for Scotland

    When we were up in Edinburgh for the Festival, we expected there to be lots of references to the independence issue.   Steve Latham   Suprisingly, most of the acts, stand-up comedians included, fought shy of the question. This does not seem to have been due to any self-censorship. Instead, the...

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  • Culture, Listings, Migrants, Multiculture, Screen Ghosts, memories and traumas of Mexico

    Ghosts, memories and traumas of Mexico

    A symposium taking place on 12th September will analyse the form in which varieties of emotion, and personal and collective experiences, can be expressed visually, with particular reference to Mexico and the 20th and 21st centuries.   Under the title ‘Specular Ghosts: Memory and Trauma in Mexican...

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  • Culture, Pages Nepomuceno, Gabo and the memories

    Nepomuceno, Gabo and the memories

    Eric Nepomuceno was a thirty-something Brazilian journalist with a budding career when he landed in Havana during the summer of 1978. Almost before he could brush off the dust from the road he attended a meeting that would be a turning point in his life.   Eric NepomucenoPhoto from orelhadolivro.com Francisco...

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  • Comments, Culture, In Focus, Pages 100 years of  playing cyclops, 50 years of Rayuela

    100 years of playing cyclops, 50 years of Rayuela

    “Would I find La Maga? Most of the time it was just a case of my putting in an appearance, going along the Rue de Seine to the arch leading into la Quaid de Conti, and I would see her slender form against the olive ashen which floats along the river as she crossed back and forth on the Pont des Art,...

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  • Culture, Screen Mariano Bartolomeu: pointing a camera in many directions

    Mariano Bartolomeu: pointing a camera in many directions

    Between 1989 and 2008 he made a large number of short films influenced by European directors and European and North American writers. Now he feels it is time to develop his own voice more strongly.   Mariano Bartolomeu Graham Douglas   Like most Angolans his family has suffered from decades...

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  • Comments, Critical Dialogues, In Focus Conga, Gregorio Santos and Máxima Acuna

    Conga, Gregorio Santos and Máxima Acuna

    The words are a battle cry, a plea to save the region’s environment and water supply and put an end to predatory and polluting mining practices.   Claudio Chipana   The people of the Cajamarca region in northern Peru are rallying against multinational mining company Yanacocha’s ‘Conga’...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Regeneration as degeneration

    Regeneration as degeneration

    During the Edinburgh Fringe, we stayed in a delightful apartment in Leith. Leith is the old port-town of Edinburgh.   Steve Latham   It was a pleasant place to base ourselves in during the Festival, while we travelled in daily on the city bus service. It had become run-down and derelict, but...

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  • Comments, In Focus What is peace?

    What is peace?

    A white cow is not a white dove, says Eduardo Embry, a Chilean poet based in the UK. A gracing pristine cow is heavy, and the meaning of peace is not to appease or to be appeased. By contrast, peace is not a given, but an ongoing process of understanding and doing together.   Mabel Encinas   Peace...

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  • Comments, In Focus, Needle's Eye Reparations and genetics: Have they anything to say to each other?

    Reparations and genetics: Have they anything to say to each other?

    Genetic modification and reparations for slavery might seem on first appearances to be somewhat distant companions.   Nigel Pocock   How should we define ‘GM’? If we limit the definition to a laboratory, deliberately excluding the social context, then we are unlikely to make a connection...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus “F” is for Fringe

    “F” is for Fringe

    Photo by Kim Traynor Visiting the Edinburgh Fringe, we went to several stand-up comedians; and we learned that bad language and explicit sexual references are endemic. In particular, the F-word is ubiquitous.   Steve Latham   Maybe I am shocking because I am getting on in years, and it expresses...

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  • Culture, Globe, Screen, United Kingdom London Spanish Film Festival celebrates its 10th year

    London Spanish Film Festival celebrates its 10th year

    The 10th edition of the festival will take place from the 25th of September to the 5th of October, bringing together Spanish and Catalan productions , comedy and cuisine.   Photo by London Spanish Film Festival London Spanish Film Festival is 10 years old this year, and to mark the occasion the...

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  • Comments, Culture, In Focus, Screen Carpe Diem

    Carpe Diem

    (…) My wife has proposed a family suicide / both of us and our two daughters / when the mushroom cloud arrives (…) Affonso Romano de Sant´Anna.   Armando Orozco Tovar   We are surrounded by death, something that sounds like stating the obvious, a great truth. But what are we going to do...

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