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Voices of Partition Women and Partition Tue 5 April • 7.30pm • Maw 5 Ebrill Part of the Sangat series of events, this evening explores the stories of women during the Partition of British India in 1947, uncovering a silent history of violence, migration and resettlement. Often sheltered from private and public areas, women created their own space during this complex and traumatic time. The event features music from Panjabi folk singer Sanyogita Kumari and a talk by Dr Pippa Virdee, senior lecturer in modern south Asian history at De Montfort University. Chaired by Frances Medley of the Magdalena Project (the international network for women in contemporary theatre). Free

Six Glass Fingers Bandscape Thu 14 April • 9pm • Iau 14 Ebrill To coincide with our 40th birthday celebrations, Chapter employee and mastermind of Six Glass Fingers, Oliver Mitchell is directing a short film showcasing local musicians playing around the building — a diverse mix of genres in a variety of locations, from old school classrooms to newly renovated function rooms. From folk to improvised soundscape, the musicians will take inspiration from the surroundings, lending a unique soundtrack to their environment. The film will be shown on a temporary cinema screen in the box office. Free

On The Edge The Perplexing Puzzle of the Pedigree Pet and the Policeman Written and directed by Terry Victor Tue 26 April • 8pm • Maw 26 April The third production in Michael Kelligan’s Back To The Boys season of script-in-hand performances is a broad comedy taking a sideways look at Conan Doyle’s arch detective Sherlock Holmes. See sleuth and sidekick in female attire and not for any reason you might guess! £4 (on the door)

“A totally gripping thriller – you quite forget you are not watching a costumed, fully staged drama.” — Mike Smith (on Night Must Fall, the first play of the 2011 season)

Chapter Magazine April 2011  

What's on at Chapter in April 2011

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