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  • Image: Yinka Shonibare MBE, The British Library. Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, Co-commissioned by HOUSE 2014 and Brighton Festival, Photographer: Jonathan Bassett.


Tue 22 Mar 2016

6.30 - 8pm SOLD OUT


Yinka Shonibare will discuss his exhibition and artistic practice in a conversation chaired by broadcaster and journalist Kirsty Lang, with writer and broadcaster Barnaby Phillips, and SOAS
Lecturer in International Relations Dr Meera Sabaratnam. This event coincides with the launch of Yinka Shonibare's exhibition at Turner Contemporary.   

Free, but booking essential.

Speaker biographies

Kirsty Lang
Kirsty Lang presents Front Row on BBC Radio 4. Her career which spans radio, TV and newspapers began in 1986 when she joined the BBC as a news trainee and worked on programmes including Today and the World at One. From 1989 to 1991 she was the Central European reporter for BBC World Service based in Budapest, covering the fall of the Berlin Wall and the beginnings of the conflict in former Yugoslavia. She went on to be a correspondent in Paris, first for the BBC and later the Sunday Times. Kirsty also worked as a reporter on BBC2’s Newsnight and presenter on Channel 4 News and BBC World News before deciding to move from foreign news into arts journalism. Kirsty has chaired the Orange Prize for Fiction and is a Trustee of the British Council.
Barnaby Phillips
Barnaby Phillips grew up in Kenya. He is Senior Correspondent with Al Jazeera English, currently reporting on the migrant crisis. Previously, he was South Africa and Nigeria correspondent for the BBC. His documentary Burma Boy won the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award and he is the author of the acclaimed, Another Man's War: The Story of A Burma Boy in Britain's Forgotten African Army.

Dr Meera Sabaratnam 
Dr Meera Sabaratnam is Lecturer in International Relations at SOAS, University of London. Her geographical focuses are southern Africa and the Indian Ocean and she is interested in the significance of colonialism, empire and race in 1914-18, in particular she is currently researching The East African Campaign and the conduct of war in colonial Mozambique (‘Portuguese East Africa’). She currently co-convenes the Colonial, Postcolonial and Decolonial Working Group of the British International Studies Association.

The cafe will be open serving a selection of drinks and light meals before and after the talk. Contact for details and bookings.

Soup with savoury herb scone and butter £4.95
Soup with savoury herb scone, Kentish cheese and butter £7.50
Caramelised red onion and goats’ cheese tart, new potatoes and Windmill Allotment salad £8.95
Beef, Guinness and chestnut mushroom casserole with root vegetable mash £9.95
Local cheese platter: Kentish Blue, Chaucers Camembert, savoury crackers, grapes and chutney £8.95
Bowl of mixed marinated olives - £2.95
Mixed roasted nuts £2.95

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