‘We Touched the Sky’: the new online educational resource, freely available HERE, NOW

copy-Chile-40-Years-On-LogoSmall1Learn about the Chilean experience, via video interviews with exiled Chileans living in Britain. They tell their life stories, from their initial inspiration as Allende and Popular Unity came to power in 1970, the extraordinary achievements they were part of, and their personal experiences in the run-up to, and on the day of the military coup (Sept 11th 1973) and its aftermath.

Four Chileans with widely different experiences tell of the euphoria of being part of huge social advances, the repression they suffered, the solidarity they received, and their arrival in Britain to make new lives as exiles and activists.

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La Muralla: ‘Uncovering the Chilean Mural’

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” This mural was recently discovered in Leeds University Union (LUU). It was recognised by Mario Álvarez Fuentes, who then contacted the wider Chilean community. The Chilean community lead by Gilberto Hernández and Pedro Fuentes contacted LUU in an open letter expressing the importance of the mural. LUU, The Chilean Community, The University of Leeds and the Heritage Lottery Fund are all now working together to help save this mural, tell the story of how it came to be here, and remind Leeds of the role it played in Chilean History. The mural was painted in 1976 by Chilean men who had fled the military dictatorship. The mural was painted as part of the solidarity movement, in an effort to make a wider community aware of the atrocities happening in Chile.” Link to  La Muralla* where you’d find a documented insight about the past and the very present of the project.

*La Muralla was created as part of a group project for the MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies course at the University of Leeds

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More links: Yorkshire Evening Post: ‘Forgotten Leeds mural tells enduring story of solidarity’ 

 

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Navidad ChileScda

CENA DE NAVIDAD,  CHILEAN STYLE 😉
Sábado 16 de Diciembre 2017 a las 15.00. (Llega a la hora po’) y termina a las 20.00
Mastique del güeno hecho por manos benditas ?
(vacunito al horno, pollito también en el oven etc),
Bingo, Rifa, Risas, Chascarros y Canturreos
Cooperación: £5.00 y £3.00 para niños hasta 10 años.

St James’ Church Hall, esquina de Scott Rd con Abbeyfield Rd. Sheffield 4 (mapa)

*Apuntarse, (nombres y edad de niños) A MÁS TARDAR el miércoles 13 de dic. por medio del fb (Chile Scda) o [email protected] o deja un mensaje aquí.

lleva tu bebestible!

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Call for memories of a 1970s mural uncovered in Leeds University Union

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A Chilean mural has recently been uncovered in the Leeds University Union (LUU) building.

Created in 1976, the mural is the work of a group of Chilean refugees who came to Leeds to flee the dictatorship of the Pinochet regime. It was originally painted on a student common room wall, and later hidden behind a temporary kitchen.

In partnership with LUU, members of the Chilean community in Yorkshire, MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies students from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies are organizing an exhibition this term to recall the mural and its past.

The exhibition is part of a wider project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund which will oversee the restoration of the mural, and will be accompanied by a series of events.

The students’ exhibition will feature the real voices of Chileans who experienced first hand the military dictatorship at the time of the mural’s creation.

As part of the project, the students are also looking for anyone who remembers the mural in its earlier days, before it was covered up, to share their story.

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Estudio sobre el uso lingüístico en las familias chilenas, o de descendencia chilena, residentes en UK.

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Soy estudiante en la Universidad de Lausana en intercambio con la Universidad de Sheffield para un semestre. Estoy escribiendo mi HolaHellomemoria de Máster sobre el uso lingüístico en las familias chilenas, o de descendencia chilena, residentes en Sheffield.

Me interesa entender qué lenguas se usan en el ámbito familiar. ¿Dónde, cuándo y con quién se habla español o inglés? También, me interesa conocer tu percepción acerca de ambas lenguas, es decir, ¿qué representan y qué significan para ti? ¿En qué medida son importantes para ti?

Estas preguntas ayudarán a entender, por ejemplo, si es probable que el español sigua manteniéndose en las siguientes generaciones.

Para llevar a cabo mi estudio, necesito ponerme en contacto con personas dispuestas a responder a mis preguntas. Se harán entrevistas individuales de unos 30 minutos como mínimo.

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Alejandro Albornoz y Alejandra Caro en el ‘Sound Junction’. University of Sheffield Sound Studios.

palbornozViernes 3 de noviembre 2017, a las 19:00, Firth Hall, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN

Tickets (£5 per concert, £10 Intersection Pass)

Alejandro Albornoz está realizando actualmente un doctorado en composición electroacústica en la Universidad de Sheffield y centra sus investigaciones en la voz humana, la poesía, el lenguaje, la acusmática y los algoritmos.

La primera sesión del programa de Sound Junction del día viernes 3 está encabezada por Alejandro.  La sesión 2, del día sábado 4,  lo está por el Dr Nikos Stavropoulos de Leeds Becketts University, y sesión 3 del mismo día por el  prestigioso compositor alemán y Professor of Composition and Director of Electroacoustic Studios en la Univeridad de Harvard Hans Tutschku.

En esta oportunidad Alejandro Albornoz, con el acompañamiento de Alejandra Caro (voz), compartirá su obra ‘La Luz’, pieza concebida para ocho canales.

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Why are so many Iranians forced to become refugees? Public meeting, Sheffield.

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Public meeting Thursday 2nd November 6-8pm
Speakers:
  • Yassmanie Mather (Critique Journal )
  • Raha Bareini (Amnesty International)
  • with songs from Arash Sabet (Singer-Songwriter)

and time for questions and discussion

 

University of Sheffield, Arts Tower, Lecture Theatre 5 S10 2TN

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Crafting Resistance exhibition: The art of Chilean Political Prisoners. Warwick.

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30th October – 17th November. Launch Event: 30th October, 16.30

 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry.

(Opening hours: Mon & Tues 9.00-17.00; Wed & Thrs 9.00 – 19.00; Fri 9.00 – 16.00)

During the military dictatorship of General Pinochet in Chile (1973-1990) thousands of political prisoners were held in concentration camps throughout the country. In most jails and ‘concentration camps’, prisoners organised themselves and crafted items from the very limited materials and improvised tools. The Crafting Resistance exhibition  brings together a collection of these artefacts, a testimony to the mental endurance of all those who were political prisoners under Pinochet regime.

*Mural at 3,4 Alamos, one of the concentration camps of Pinochet’s dictatorship, made by muralist Ian ‘Ekeko’ Pierce.

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