Learn something different at lunchtime

Monday 27 February

The Chinese experience in London: depiction and reality

Time: 1-2pm
Location: University of Westminster, UG05, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2HW
Speakers: Derek Hird and Anne Witchard

Derek Hird will give a brief history of the Chinese in London, focusing on some of the interesting human stories of the Chinese presence in London over the centuries.

Anne Witchard will speak on British literary and cinematic depictions of the Chinese in the early twentieth century (this will touch on the silent film 'Broken Blossoms' (1919) which is to be shown in the Regent Street Cinema on Friday 3 March at 5.30pm.)

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Tuesday 28 February

Shakespeare's Storms

Time: 1-2pm
Location: University of Westminster, UG05, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2HW
Speaker: Gwilym Jones

Gwilym Jones discusses the storms in Shakespeare's plays. Find out how thunder and lightning were staged at the Globe and other early theatres, how Shakespeare's audience understood the weather, and what storms mean for a modern understanding of the plays.

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Wednesday 1 March

Understanding difference through migrant contributions to British culture

Time: 1-2.30pm
Location: University of Westminster, Fyvie Hall, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2HW
Speakers: Dorrie Chetty
Nazek Ramadan, Director of the non-governmental organisation Migrant Voice
Anne Stoltenberg, Project Development Worker, Migrant Voice

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Friday 3 March

Introduction to the film Under the Shadow and Q&A

Time: 1-2pm
Location: University of Westminster, UG05, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2HW
Speaker: Babak Anvari (Director of Under the Shadow)

Under the Shadow is a 2016 internationally co-produced horror film written and directed by Iranian-born Babak Anvari as his directorial debut. A mother and daughter are haunted by a mysterious evil in 1980s Tehran, during the War of the Cities. The film stars Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Ray Haratian, and Arash Marandi.

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