Friday, 19 March 2010

Norouz in London

Persian New Year at the British Museum, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 March, 11.00–16.30, in the Great Court.

Iranian New Year with Iran Solidarity UK, Saturday 20 March, from 12.00, Trafalgar Square.

(I’m travelling tomorrow, so can’t be at either event.)

Added: also on Saturday, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Allows the IR Embassy Dinner to Go Ahead in Kensington Town Hall. Azarmehr writes:
Despite a huge volume of protests against the Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran holding its dinner party tomorrow at Kensington Town Hall, the Tory controlled council today refused to heed to all the protest emails and phone calls and has allowed the pro-Ahmadinejad organised event to go ahead. In the beginning the booking officer Matthew Brown ( expressed his astonishment that the event was organised by the embassy. Matthew Brown claimed the council was told a non-political ‘cultural group’ had booked the Town Hall for the event and asked for evidence contrary to this understanding.
Read the rest.

More Norouz posts, from The Lede (NY Times): First Couple of Iran’s Opposition post Video Messages for Persian New Year. From Pedestrian:  The Scent of my Norouz Magazines, Zahra Rahnavard’s Norouz Message, and Pedestrian’s own Norouz Message. From Neo-Resistance: Exiled reflections, and Updated list of prisoners and those temporarily released (on hefty bails). More on prisoners at

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