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Still they keep coming - eight more Ethiopia related events happening in October and November. Most are free and British Summer Time has finished so all times are now in GMT. All events we know about are listed to save you going back through previous alert listings of events - new listings are in bold type, events from previous listings are in italics.

Sunday 25 October - Last day of the Ethiopia: Modern Nation - Ancient Roots Conference:
You can still book for the Sunday sessions:
15:00-17:00 GMT - Diasporic Ethiopia: Migration and Exile, Film: Va’ Pensiero – Walking stories
17:15-18:15 GMT - Beyond Exceptionalism: Ethiopia in the History of International Law


Tuesday 27 October - Sunday 15 November, Tadesse Mesfin - Pillars of Life Art Exhibition, Tuesday - Saturday 11:00-18:00 GMT
Addis Fine Art London - Cromwell Place Inaugural Exhibition - Check with venue before you set out!


Tuesday 27 October, 15:00-16:00 GMT - It's Dam Complicated: A Discussion on Nile Politics & the GERD by Middle East and North Africa Forum
A Multistakeholder Discussion on Nile Basin Politics and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam


Tuesday, 27 October, 19:30-21:00 GMT - Emperor Haile Selassie's enforced exile in Bath by Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution (£2-£5)

Wednesday, 28 October, 01:00-02:00 AM GMT - Virtual Bingo Night by Engineers Without Borders - San Francisco Professional Chapter (Fundraiser)

Wednesday 28 October, 12:00-13:00 GMT - Book Launch: Adapting Gender and Development to Local Religious Contexts by Centre of World Christianity, SOAS University of London
Launching Dr Istratii's new monograph Adapting Gender and Development to Local Religious Contexts: A Decolonial Approach in Ethiopia


Wednesday, 28 October, 17:00-18:00 GMT - A Rock-Hewn Revolution in Early Medieval Ethiopia by The Research Forum

Wednesday, 28 October, 19:00 GMT - The Astonishing Power of Bees to Change People's Lives by Cambridgeshire Beekeepers Association

Wednesday 28 October, 19:00-20:30 GMT - Al-Najashi, History of Africa's First Muslim Monarch part of Black History by Al-Nagashi (EMCA) Mosque & Centre
Al-Najashi, History of Africa's First Muslim Monarch (7th century Aksum)


Wednesday 28 October, 20:00-21:00 GMT - Footnotes Of An Adventurer with Mark Beaumont by Ethiopia Medical Project - £11:19
World-record breaking cyclist, author and adventurer - Mark Beaumont. All ticket proceeds go to Ethiopia Medical Project which supports the Buccama Health Centre in southern Ethiopia, home to half of the four million people worldwide who suffer from Podoconiosis


Wednesday, 28 October, 22:30-23:30 GMT - Mission@TheMovies - Hunger and Hope, Lessons from Ethiopia and Guatemala by Riviera Presbyterian Church, Miami Florida

Saturday, 31 October, 18:00-19:00 GMT - Westminster Libraries Poetry Reading Group (reading Lemn Sissay – Gold from the Stone) by City of Westminster Archives Centre

Friday 30 October - 8 November, Film Africa by The Royal African Society.
Friday 6 November, 19:00 GMT, Film - Finding Sally - Dir. Tamara Dawit - Canada/Ethiopia. 2020. 78 mins. English, Amharic with English subtitles - BFI Player/Facebook
(The film is available on the BFI Player throughout the 10 days of the Festival. The BFI Player offers a 14-day free trial period, which means you could watch the festival films for free and then decide whether to keep enjoying the diverse selection of cinema offered through their subscription)


Saturday, 31 October, 19:00 GMT - Footsteps of the Emperor (Dr. Shawn Naphtali Sobers, UK, 1999) by The Windrush Caribbean Film Festival (Pay what you can)

Sunday 1 November, 18:30-20:00 GMT - From Ethiopia to Israel: My Story, Our Journey by Qesher - Discover, Learn, Connect - $15
A dynamic interactive journey through the story of the Ethiopian Jews and their immigration of to Israel.


Sunday 1 November, 19:00 GMT - State Of The Horn Rewind Series: Unpacking Menelik II's Reign by State of the Horn
Explore the complex legacy of Menelik II with their distinguished panel of historians!


Monday 2 November, 18:00-19:00 GMT - Ethiopia and the tree against hunger by Kew Mutual Improvement Society - £3
Kew Scientist, James Borrell discusses Kew's research on the giant bananas of Ethiopia.


Tuesday 3 November, 17:00-18:00 GMT - Dawit N.M. & Gioncarlo Valentine: Artists-in-Residency Conversation by Twenty Summers
With director and photographer Dawit N.M. & writer and photographer Gioncarlo Valentine.


Tuesday 3 November, 19:00-21:00 GMT - Menelik by The Anglo-Ethiopian Society
Hugues Fontaine gives a talk on the history of Menelik II as documented by early photographers.


Wednesday 4 November, 13:00-14:30 GMT - Brunel African Research Seminar Series 2020 by Brunel University London
A variety of presentations exploring solutions addressing challenges currently facing Africa.


Saturday 7 November, 20:00-21:00 GMT - Bob Geldof in conversation with Daryl Easlea: Tales of Boomtown Glory - £7.06 – £27.54
Louder Than Words Festival - to celebrate the publication of Tales Of Boomtown Glory


Thursday 12 November, 12:00-13:30 GMT - The Fictional Now reads The Shadow King by Lost City Books - $5
Let's discuss Maaza Mengiste's novel, The Shadow King!


Thursday 12 November, 17:00-18:30 GMT - Ethiopian Christians in Florence - Professor Jonathan K. Nelson by The Research Forum
Ethiopian Christians in Florence: Filippino Lippi’s Adoration of the Magi and Miracle of St Philip


Thursday 12 November, 18:45-19:45 GMT - New Daughters of Africa by The London Library - £0 - £8
Writers Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Karen McCarthy Woolf and Maaza Mengiste on the landmark anthology New Daughters of Africa


Friday 13 November, 22:00-23:00 GMT - Ethiopian Kabbalat Shabbat in Honor of Sigd by Be'chol Lashon
Hosted by Be'chol Lashon in collaboration with PJ Library


Tuesday 17 November, 17:00 GMT - The Beta Israel and Ethiopian Christian Views of Jews and Judaism - Princeton IAS Ethiopian Studies webinar series
Start of a new Ethiopian studies webinar series.


Tuesday 17 November, 18:30-20:00 GMT - Emperor Haile Selassie and the Black history of Bath by Black History Walks - Donation
Dr Shawn Naphtali Sobers will explore the connections the city of Bath has with Haile Selassie and African people


Thurday 19 November, 19:00-20:30 GMT - Online Book Club - Addis Ababa Noir edited by Maaza Mengiste by The Anglo-Ethiopian Society
Addis Ababa is a sprawling melting pot of cultures where rich and poor live side by side in relative harmony - until they don’t.

Friday 27 November, 20:00-22:30 GMT - Something Dark by Black* Artists on the Move - £12:50
The return of Incomparable Poet extraordinaire Lemn Sissay.


Saturday 28 November, 14:00 PM-18:30 GMT - Multilingual London Festival by MULOSIGE
Showcasing London writers who live and work across multiple languages, including Aida Edemariam and poet Alemu Tebeje Ayele
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