'The Eye Still Speaks' Panel DiscussionThe Festival opened with Nadiya Hussain in conversation with Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. Photo courtesy of George TorodeK Lit in the Age of Cool event

Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival 2016 – Press

We were delighted to sponsor the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival again this year, the only UK Festival dedicated to pan-Asian writing. Now in its tenth year, the 2016 programme, which took place from 4 – 18 May, featured a fantastic selection of events travelling from Middle Eastern Kitchens, to artist studios in Pakistan to protesters in Hong Kong.

 

Here is a selection of press coverage which the festival received.


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In London, Salima Hashmi’s study of contemporary Pakistani artists gets a warm reception

9 May 2016, Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi

‘The event celebrated the launch of Hashmi’s book The Eye Still Seeks, a study of leading contemporary Pakistani artists over the last twenty years. An atmosphere of curiosity and excitement was palpable; attendance was so high an adjoining room had to be opened up to accommodate the overflowing crowd’.

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Nadiya Hussain opens Asia House Literature Festival 2016

4 May 2016, Raeesa Hussain

‘The Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival runs from May 4 to 18, 2016. Having been established for a decade, the festival stands out as the only celebration in the UK dedicated exclusively to Asian literature.’


Asian Voice

Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain to open the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival 2016

26 April 2016 

Nadiya Hussain, the winner of the BBC’s Great British Bake Off in 2015, will open this year’s Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival with a discussion about integration and identity in the UK.

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London Korean Links

Event news: K-Lit in the age of Korean Cool

4 April 2016, Philip Gowan

Philip wrote a post on blog London Korea Links which advertised the Literature Festival’s event – K-Lit in the age of Korean Cool.

‘Hallyu, the Korean Wave, is the astonishing phenomenon of pop music, TV, film and gaming that has swept across Asia, into the Middle East and into the West since the beginning of this millennium.’

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