Brick Lane Festival
Brick Lane, east London
Sun 10 Sep
As well as the usual mix of music, fashion and food, this year’s festival will include the Chili Film Festival.
The festival will show eight hours of short films, animations and documentaries from around the world.
Music will be provided by Nurukane from West Africa, Senegal’s soul sensation Sigil and Asian Dub Foundation.
Gaddafi: A Living Myth
Directed by David Freeman
English National Opera, central London
8, 9, 14,15 and 16 Sep
www.eno.org 0870 145 0200
Gaddafi: A Living Myth is a new opera that, according to the English National Opera (ENO) website, “explores a contradictory enigma and the power of myth”.
Written by Asian Dub Foundation, it has been noticeable that the ENO has been very quiet about their new production.
Featuring members of the ENO Orchestra and North African musicians, this new work will draw on real life incidents to highlight the themes of power, politics and media representation.
The new piece is only due to run for six nights - so get your tickets while you can.
Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham
Thur 14 Sep
Storyteller Xanthe Gresham and Iraqi-Kurdish musician Zirak Hamad tell stories based on the experiences of people trying to find refuge - from the frightening to the funny.
They use traditional and contemporary stories - from a wide range of cultures and continents.
This is the preview performance of the piece, which will subsequently be performed at the Live Literature Showcase at the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal.