20th June 2016 marks World Refugee Day. Here I write on the children living in Aida refugee camp protecting their community, the impact of violence and “Beautiful Resistance” – a philosophy which encourages non-violent expression and the pioneering of life through art. Levels of violence in the West Bank is at its worst since 2006. The… Read More Beautiful Resistance: Reducing the Impact of Violence on Palestine’s Refugee Children
Tonight I went to a Persian poetry recital tonight hosted by the British Institute of Persian Studies and City’s Iranian society. Listened to some traditional and contemporary poetry by Rumi, Hafez to Aminpour and a Sitar performance by musician Anoosh Jahanshahi. Though I was looking forward to the event, but didn’t expect the impact it… Read More Persian Poetry: Finding What’s In Our Heart
Hello! We’re super excited be out today with the Cally community to celebrate Cally Festival. Make sure you visit our stall and make a wish on our Knowledge is Power wish tree. We will also be giving live updates throughout the day on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sliceofsimplicity Twitter: @rima246 #paperairplaneproject #callyfest #knowledgeispower Get in touch! Here’s some… Read More Launched: Paper Airplanes at Cally Festival!
A multi-million pound mural painted by Russian-American artist Mark Rothko was defaced with large black writing yesterday in the worst security breech to hit London’s Tate Modern. Outrage ensued on social networking site Twitter as Rothko began trending. When I hear stories of art being defaced, whether it’s renowned work or simply on the street… Read More Art vs Journalism. Who can we trust as a source of truth?