Soapbox & Sons and Turid Weingartz co-curated the Alien Nation Literary Evening – one of a variety of events surrounding the ‘Alien Nation: the art of blending in’ exhibition being held at Great Western Studiosbetween March 15th and April 29th.
A swank literary soiree, with wine and good company, for wise words about moving to, learning about, coping with, loving, hating or just plain living the Big Smoke, and most importantly, help us celebrate the cultural diversity of our shared stomping ground.
Poets Isobel Dixon (South Africa – author of A Fold in the Map) and Dzifa Benson (Ghana), Alien Nation artist Reg Starkey, and New York Times journalist Sarah Lyall (USA – author of The Anglo Files).
The Travel Bookshop – Notting Hill were selling books on the night so our guests didn’t miss out on their chance to snap up copies of Sarah Lyall’s The Anglo Files, Isobel Dixon’s A Fold in the Map, or even the seed of inspiration for the ALIEN NATION exhibition, George Mikes’s How to be an Alien, as well as other alien related titles. And of course: got them signed by the authors!
Music on the night performed by Duo Mondane, a marimba and harp duo formed byharpist Monika Markovich and Daniel Bolgar.