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The Queen of Ireland

Friday 21 September,
18.30 / Film

Sanskrit: an introduction for absolute beginners

Friday 28 September,
14.30 / Course

Mastering Japanese lacquer: Murose Kazumi in conversation

Friday 28 September,
18.30 / Special event

Looking for Oum Kulthum by Shirin Neshat and Shoja Azeri

Sunday 30 September,
14.30 / Special event

Poet in the City presents: Shifting Dimensions

Thursday 4 October,
13.00 / Performance