Here's a list of Ethiopia related events that we know are taking place in October:
Until Tuesday 1 November - Exhibition - Christian Art and Faith in the Ethiopian Empire by UCL Engagement
North Cloisters, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E
Christian Art and Faith in the Ethiopian Empire explores religious wall paintings and how they highlight the value, history and significance of the early artistic heritage of Ethiopia. More details of the exhibition are being added to a dedicated webpage.
Monday 3 October, 15:00-16:30 BST - A Conversation with Gabriella Ghermandi by Black German Heritage & Research Association
"Writing as a Healing Path": An online Conversation with Gabriella Ghermandi, a musician, performer, novelist, and short-story writer. Gabriella was born in Addis Ababa to an Italian father and Ethiopian mother and was raised in Ethiopia until her early teens.
Thursday 6 October, 19:00 BST - UWH - Women for Peace: A Diaspora Based Conversation on Peace Building in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa
Online Zoom meeting.
Opening Remarks: US SEHOA Amb. Mike Hammer, EU SR HOA Dr. Annette Weber
Panelists: Tsedale Lemma, Millete Berhanemaskel, Meron Estefanos, Anisa Hajimumin, Hareg Yakob, and Abeba Teferi.
Wednesday 12 October, 19:00-20:30 BST - Nubia, Ethiopia, and the Crusading World by The Anglo-Ethiopian Society.
Adam Simmons will give an online talk based on his new book, Nubia, Ethiopia, and the Crusading World, 1095-1402.
The Crusades had a wide variety of impacts on societies throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa. One such notable impact was its role in the development of knowledge between cultures. Adam Simmons argues in his recently published book, Nubia, Ethiopia, and the Crusading World, 1095-1402, that the Nubian kingdom of Dotawo and the Latin Christians became increasingly more connected between the twelfth and early fourteenth centuries than has been acknowledged.
Tuesday 25 October, 18:00-21:00 BST - Climate change and the environmental crisis and the impact on heritage and culture
SOAS, University of London Thornhaugh Street London WC1H 0XG, Tickets £5.80
A holistic look at how climate change is impacting Somali communities throughout the Horn of Africa, drawing from academic, policy and artistic perspectives.
Panel discussion with Professor Laura Hammond, Professor of Development Studies and Co-Director of the Centre of Migration and Diaspora Studies at SOAS, Fowsia Abdulkadir, founding board member of Hankaal Institute for Peace & Policy Development, Nour-Alhuda Ali Banfas, writer and photographer, and Sacdiya Muse, Director of PENHA Somaliland.
(No room number mentioned, check with reception).
This event is part of the 14th Annual Somali Week Festival.
Sunday 30 October, 00:00-2:00 BST - Faya Dayi: A Virtual Film Screening by House Of Djeli
Through the prism of the khat trade, Faya Dayi weaves a tapestry of intimate stories of people caught between violent government repression, khat-induced fantasies and treacherous journeys beyond their borders and offers a window into the dreams of the youth who long for a better life.
A film about the rituals of khat in the highlands of Harar by Jessica Beshir.
In addition, there are two art fairs taking place in London that will include some work by Ethiopian artists:
Wednesday 12 - Sunday 16 October, Frieze London in Regents Park
Thursday 13 - Sunday 16 October - 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Somerset House
Ticket prices vary...
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