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Unacknowledged Voices: Arts & Crafts as Political Knowledge Archives. Wales

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How can arts and crafts contribute to our understanding of politics?

 Workshop, Friday 12 May – Saturday 13 May 2017

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

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Launch of the ‘Chilean Exiles and World University Service (WUS)’ project. Coventry

The journey of our lives.

Special Poetry Reading and Film Screening

The University of Warwick is pleased to invite you to a special evening of poetry and film to mark the launch of the project ‘Chilean Exiles and World University Service (WUS)’  on 25 May 2017 at 18.00 in the Warwick Arts Centre cinema.

Actress Julie Christie (Dr Zhivago, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) and Film Festival Director Rosa Bosch will read poems by Pablo Neruda and Nicolás Guillén.

Journalist and forensic expert Duncan Campbell will introduce the film Cold Harbour (Stephen Frears, 1978). It tells the story of Tina, who is stranded in a new country and is in need of refuge and friends. She gets help, but events do not turn out quite as expected. Responding to the arrival of refugees from the Pinochet coup in Chile this is one of Frears’ (My Beautiful Laundrette, Florence Foster Jenkins) earliest films.

For complimentary tickets, please email [email protected].

Do please circulate this invitation to anyone who may have an interest in the project or topic.

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Image: Detail from ‘The Journey of our lives’ patchwork. Grupo Andes, ChileScda.

 

Chilean Mural at Leeds University: “Uncovering a Chilean Mural”

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Aidan Grills’ (CEO, LUU) statement on the future of the Mural/Memorial.

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Yesterday [Wedenesday 12.04.2017] I had the pleasure of meeting with some members of the Leeds Chilean Community and Chilean Community Association, South Yorkshire about the possibility of preserving a mural uncovered in our building. The piece of political art was found after contractors removed our old Terrace kitchen as part of our current Union Upgrade project.

As a result of this meeting and all the messages I have received from members of the public, I am happy to announce that I will be working closely with the University to ensure this mural is restored and displayed once again in our Union.

I was moved by the history and significance of the artwork that we’ve unknowingly had in our building for the last 42 years. The mural represents our support given to Chilean refugees in the 1970s – something I am very proud to now be a part of preserving.

I have instructed the contractors not to progress any further work around the wall and will be working closely with the Leeds Chilean Community and the Chilean Community Association to ensure we restore the artwork in the most respectful way possible.

I look forward to being able to celebrate this piece of political art further and will provide more information as the project progresses.

Aidan Grills

Chief Executive

Leeds University Union

 

Save the Mural!: Open letter to Aidan Grills, CEO Leeds University Union

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Dear Aidan Grills

Chief Exec of Leeds University Union

We are writing to you on behalf of the Leeds Chilean Community and the Chilean Community Association  South Yorkshire (ChileScda) after we heard about the ‘Union Upgrade Project’ taking place at the Student Union Building, specifically the area where a Chilean mural has been for the last 42 years.

This mural came into gaining such an important place in the Union as it is a very emotive piece which reflects the history and lives of many Leeds residents who came to this city after a very horrific time in Chile, South America.

In 1973 the democratic government led by President Salvador Allende was overthrown by a military junta headed by General Augusto Pinochet. The consequences of this military coup resulted in thousands of people murdered, tortured, disappeared and exiled.

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Un Condor – A Documentary by Yiannis Kolozis: Sunday 9th April at the Showroom, Sheffield

UN_CONDOR_3Premiere screening of the documentary “Un Condor” about Sheffield’s own Sergio Contreras first return trip to Chile after 38 years of exile. 

Sheffield Showroom Cinema on Sunday April 9th at 13:15

The film will be introduced by Sergio Contreras

A return journey to the end of the world. The eternal story of people being forced to leave their homes. Yiannis Kolozis’ personal awarded production follows Sergio Contreras in his first return trip to Chile after 38 years. From Sheffield to Punta Arenas, the southern end of the world, from Torres del Paine to Santiago and to the Atacama Desert, the driest place on earth, the documentary follows the story of a man who at 17 was forced to leave Chile’s dictatorship and live his own adventure. Sergio, full of positive energy, does not depict the dramatic story of a Chilean exile, but a composition of all the negative and positive moments in the life of a man who knows how to survive and evolve. Through a road trip from the South to the North of Chile, a personal story is connected to modern world’s history.

From Sheffield to Punta Arenas, the southern end of the world, from Torres del Paine to Santiago and to the Atacama Desert, the driest place on earth, the documentary follows the story of a man who at 17 was forced to leave Chile’s dictatorship and live his own adventure. Sergio, full of positive energy, does not depict the dramatic story of a Chilean exile, but a composition of all the negative and positive moments in the life of a man who knows how to survive and evolve. Through a road trip from the South to the North of Chile, a personal story is connected to modern world’s history.

Sergio Contreras was born into a rich family, his mother was the maid. Passing from a life in which he was kept secret, to a life in poverty, he had to make his own life. He put himself in exile in November 1973, a few months after Pinochet overthrew Allende’s government in Chile. After a long journey, he ended up in Sheffield, England. Thirty-eight years later he decided to do his first trip to Chile since he left.

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Symposium: ‘Absence, presence, embodiment’. Aberystwyth, Wales

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The symposium includes:

The Footprints of Memory: Searching for Mexico’s Disappeared exhibition,

Ty Celf/The Art House, Maes Lowri /Laura Place, Aberystwyth

Footprints of Memory Workshop and discussion of exhibition:

Alfredo López Casanova, Artist, Mexico City; María de Jesús Tlatempa Bello,

Mother of one of the 43 Ayotzinapa Students (Chair: Danielle House)

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Sheffield Fusión Latina in Concert: Sheffield Uni

Sheffield Fusión Latina in Concert on Friday 19th May, at 19.30 at the Octagon Centre , (

Sheffield Fusión Latina is a collaborative music project by final year students studying Spanish at

The University Of Sheffield.

 

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