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5 speakers 15 minutes each

Tue 18th Oct 2011

The Union Chapel

7pm

SoldOut

Tabuni

Tabuni

Tabuni is a London-based ensemble of women with a passion for the traditional songs of the Caucasus nation of Georgia. Led by Tamta Turmanidze from the Georgian capital Tbilisi, the group sings songs for celebrating and dancing, worship and mourning, along with lullabies and healing songs from the traditional domain of women in Georgian folk culture. The name Tabuni means a guild or gathering of individuals who meet to create something special, and its members, who are from Georgia, the UK and continental Europe, bring a wide range of interests and experience to the group.

Daisy Goodwin

Daisy Goodwin

Daisy Goodwin, a Harkness scholar who attended Columbia Film School after gaining a degree in History at Cambridge University, began her TV career at the BBC as an arts producer. At Television Centre, she made films about literary figures, and devised Bookworm and The Nations Favourite Poems Initiative. Whilst at the BBC she also devised the hugely successful shows Looking Good and Home Front. She has now formed her own production company, Silver River Productions. A mother of two children, Daisy also edits poetry anthologies, including the bestseller 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life. Daisy made her debut as a presenter in the BBC2 production of Essential Poems (To Fall In Love With) followed by Essential Byron and Essential Poems for Britain which were transmitted in 2003. Her debut novel My Last Duchess (The American Heiress) is the story of Cora Cash, an American heiress who marries an English duke at the end of the nineteenth century.

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is a writer, director and composer. He has directed over 19 feature films and documentaries as well as a number of television episodes and most recently, the world's first live 3D opera for the ENO, Lucrezia Borgia. Figgis was a pioneer in exploring the possibilities of digital video technology which led him to conceive of and direct Timecode which created an ensemble film shot simultaneously with four cameras all in one take and also presented simultaneously and uncut, dividing the screen into four quarters. His work output is almost exclusively on the cutting edge of creative digital filmmaking.