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Reviving the Crescent: Portsmouth connects with Asia

18 Nov 2015

Event times

18.30-20.30

Cost of entry

Free

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  • Train: London Waterloo (1hr 30mins) or London Victoria (2hrs 10mins), Bristol (2hrs) and South Wales (3hrs 15mins)

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Portsmouth is often mistaken for being a monocultural, jingoistic and reactionary city. Presenting a very different narrative, CCI lecturer Tom Sykes will discuss Portsmouth's role as a global city with close cultural and literary connections to Asia. 

Followed by local British-Asian writers reading from their work about their experience of migration, integration and cultural encounter. With Sarah Cheverton (Portsmouth born and bred, but travelled extensively in Asia)

Sudip Sen (Indian-Australian who now lives in Portsmouth)

Avie Olarte (Filipino writer based in Manila but reflecting on Portsmouth via Skype)

Mustafi Rahman (Bangladeshi writer based in Portsmouth)

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