Gulan at 10, Gulan’s 10th anniversary festival, presents the exhibition:

Road through Kurdistan

P21 Gallery, Kings Cross, London
3rd – 26th October 2019

Curated by Richard Wilding and Mariwan Jalal


Artworks and artefacts relating to Kurdish history, identity, persecution and cultural destruction by ISIS, from an eclectic group of international artists:

Behjat Omer Abdulla, Baldin Ahmad, Osman Ahmed, Rushdi Anwar, Khadija Baker, Niaz Bayati, Ali Raza Garmiany, Bahram Hajo, Rebeen Hamarafiq, Hemn Hamid, Mariwan Jalal, Azad Karim Mohammed, Rozhgar Mustafa, Daro Ola, Rebwar Saed, Piers Secunda, Richard Wilding and Hozan Zangana.

P21 Gallery
21-27 Chalton Street,
London NW1 1JD

Opening Hours
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 12 – 6pm
Wednesday: 12 – 8pm
Saturday: 12 – 4pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

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A programme of events, film screenings and workshops will run during October to celebrate Gulan’s 10th anniversary.

Natural History Films: Saving the Persian Leopard and The Birds of Qaradagh

Tues 15th October, 6.30 – 8.30pm
£5 in advance, £10 on the door

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Poetry event with Dr. Rebwar Fatah, a prominent Kurdish writer and journalist.

Rebwar Fatah talks about contemporary Kurdish poetry with readings in English by Shaniaz Hama Ali, in Kurdish by Mina Swara, accompanied by Kurdish music on the Ney flute from Awat Afroozi.

Thurs 17th October, 6.30 – 8.30pm
£5 in advance, £10 on the door

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Percussion workshop with Kurdish santur and daf player Peyman Heydarian

Saturday 19th October, 12 – 3pm

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Film screening: The First Movie (2009)

Film-maker Mark Cousins, who was brought up in a Northern Irish war zone, travels to Goptapa, a Kurdish-Iraqi village of just 700 people on a tributary of the Tigris river, and tries to make a dream film about a place that is normally only portrayed in current affairs programmes.

Tues 22nd October, 6.30 – 8.30pm
£5 in advance, £10 on the door

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Panel discussion with Jonathan Watkins

Panel discussion chaired by Jonathan Watkins, Director of Ikon Gallery, Birmingham with Road through Kurdistan curators Richard Wilding and Mariwan Jalal together with exhibition artists.

Thurs 24th October, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Free event, please RSVP here

Gulan: Promoting Kurdish Culture

Gulan promotes what is best in the culture of the Kurdish people. Its objective is to help sustain the sense of Kurdish identity and to preserve the heritage of Kurdistan for the benefit of people of all cultures and identities. It respects all people, cultures and faiths.

Gulan is a UK registered charity formed in 2008. It has no political or religious agenda, and does not accept funds from sources which wish to advance a particular political or religious aim through their gift.


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