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Hashmat Sultana

Hashmat Sultana

Asian Arts Agency presents Hashmat Sultana, the most sensational contemporary Sufi and Punjabi singers to emerge from India in recent years. Following their acclaimed debut UK appearance at WOMAD Festival 2018, Hashmat and Sultana are returning to the UK with a full live band on their debut UK tour in 2020.

Propelled into the limelight in 2016 as part of a major Indian TV talent show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, the duo received rave reviews from prominent Bollywood composers Pritam Chakraborty and Sajid-Wajid for their beautiful and electrifying vocal abilities. Since then Hashmat and Sultana have been winning the hearts of audiences around the world.

Hashmat and Sultana present a refreshing contemporary twist on traditional Punjabi folk and Sufi music from the Indian subcontinent. Featuring Sufi poetry and songs from the great Punjabi Sufi poets, such as Baba Bulleh Shah and Shah Hussain, the sisters are appealing to a new generation of audiences.

With powerful Punjabi vocal performances and incredible versatility, Hashmat and Sultana have become a YouTube sensation and developed a huge online audience, with hits including Rang, Jogi, Ishq and Tumba.

“A bursting, transcendent performance of religious Sufi music mixed with contemporary Indian beats and thumping kick drums.” Rhythm Passport

Sat 29 Feb

£13.50 Plus Booking Fee

South West Silents Presents: Der Golem (1920)

South West Silents Presents: Der Golem (1920)

Set in the Jewish ghetto of medieval Prague, the film opens with the Jewish community being threatened with removal from the city. Responding to this crisis, Rabbi Loew, the head of the city’s Jewish community, begins to construct a monstrous figure out of clay – the mythical golem of the title. Calling upon ancient, mystical powers, the Rabbi brings this creature to life, hoping to protect his people.

With its foreshadowing of the Jewish persecution that was to come in Europe, Der Golem is a powerful and poignant piece of film-making – capped by inventive special effects, and exhilarating lighting and cinematography from the film’s photographer Karl Freund. Wegener himself stars as the titular creature, and he cuts an imposing and impressive figure in his tactile, clay like costume and make-up – an extraordinary bit of physical special effects.

Supervised by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung and Cinematek, Der Golem has been restored in 4K by L’Immagine Ritrovata, Bologna from the film’s original negative that was thought to have been lost.

Director: Paul Wegener and Carl Boese

Starring: Paul Wegener, Albert Steinrück, Lyda Salmonova, Ernst Deutsch

Music: Live Musical Accompaniment by Stephen Horne

Germany / PG / 86 mins

Fri 28 Feb

£10 Plus Booking Fee (£8 Plus Booking Fee)

To Move In Time

To Move In Time

What would you do if you could travel back and forth in time? This funny and original theatre play explores the opportunity in an unexpected way - with a monologue.

Fri 21 Feb

£12 (£10)

Sat 22 Feb

£12 (£10)

Vali Mahlouji - Art In The City

Vali Mahlouji - Art In The City

UWE Bristol and Arnolfini present Vali Mahlouji, London-based curator, founder of Archaeology of the Final Decade, independent advisor to the British Museum and director of Kaveh Golestan Estate.

Vali Mahlouji (b. 1975) is a London-based curator, founder of Archaeology of the Final Decade, independent advisor to the British Museum and director of Kaveh Golestan Estate.

Founded in 2010, Archaeology of the Final Decade is a non-profit curatorial and educational platform, which researches histories of nations condemned by social displacement, cultural annihilation or deliberate disappearance. Archaeology of the Final Decade engages with accounts of culture, which have been lost through material destruction, acts of censorship, political, economic or human contingencies. The research identifies, investigates and re-circulates significant cultural and artistic materials that have remained obscure, under-exposed, endangered, banned or in some instances destroyed.

Archaeology of the Final Decade materials have been acquired by Tate Modern, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Smithsonian Institute and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Wed 12 Feb

£4 General Public (Students free Free for UWE Students with valid UWE ID card)


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