Monday, November 20News For London


Eritrean Church under threat from bulldozers in the Calais ‘Jungle’

Experience, Politics, Video
As the Syrian refugee crisis escalates the plight of Eritreans fleeing persecution goes unnoticed. But Eritreans account for the largest group of those seeking asylum in the UK. I joined a group of young London volunteers with the International Centre for Eritrean Refugees and Asylum Seekers (ICERAS) and the Comboni Missionary Sisters who have been offering support to refugees since 2012. The situation in Calais is part of a wider refugee crisis across Europe with huge numbers stranded in the Mediterranean and never reach their final destination. The international concerns over human rights breaches in Eritrea, include the forced conscription of children and elderly people into military service and the rape of female conscripts.     As refugees come and go, th

New contemporary art exhibition inspired by Jorge Luis Borges

Culture, Experience, Look
Scetches by Greek artist Christiana Soulou show imaginary beings in a new exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ.   Christiana Soulou, "Le devoreur d’ombres“, 2013, coloured pencil on paper, 8.2 x 11.8 inches / 21 x 30 cm, © Christiana Soulou, Courtesy Capitain Petzel, Berlin & Sadie Coles HQ, London.   “The Book of Imaginary Beings after Jorge Luis Borges” that was shown at the Venice Biennale before, will be presented by Sadie Coles HQ gallery in West London from the 26th of January on. Discover the character of unreality in Soulou’s drawings of strange creatures created by human imagination throughout history. The exhibition will be free to audiences and will remain open from 26 January-20 February. (More details can be found down below). The exhibition consists of