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The light is failing, as twilight creeps into the late afternoon, a flimsy scarf my only refuge from the biting air, thinly disguised by the warmth fighting to retain its place in the ever-bright sun. And yet… Golden orange, gently, silently descending from the branches above and begging me not to forget those smiles, broad as the evenings long, and though our tongues still sample delights from afar, our souls remember ever the spice of stepping out of the every day. Leaves tumbling, bodies stumbling back to the grind, and yet the race already begun as local tradesmen tempt us to prepare ever earlier for winter chill festivities. From white to white, our rituals stand fast, never to disappear as we sway to their beats, enchanted and in some way tired, perhaps, yet still fiercely penetrating, we are unable to ignore. So, from field festival to Mela, school run to Halloween we charge, bonfire night just a breath between us and the close of 2013. As we celebrate the changing of the seasons, the changing of ourselves, our hungry spirits … are you a festivalite? Sooree Pillay

13.10.2013 / #6

THE MONTH AHEAD AT NAE EXHIBITION: Not Necessarily in the Right Order Common Culture explores the social significance of carnival, festival and cultural identity. From 27 September to 12 January, free! VOCAL: Black History Month special An exploration of issues affecting African/AfroCaribbean commmunitites in Notttingham. Thursday 10 October, 6:30-8:30pm, free! Film screening: Better Mus’ Come This film follows warring political factions in 1970s Jamaica. A dramatisation of real historical events such as the Green Bay Massacre. Friday 11 October, 7-8:45pm , £4 / £3 concs Gallery TourS Exchange your opinions about Common Culture’s exhibition with our visiting Egyptian artists Nahla Megahed and Sara Abed. Saturday 12 and 26 October, 12pm, free! Live @NAE featuring RAM1 Come to celebrate and support exciting new talent from Nottingham. Thursday 17 October, 7:30-9pm, £4 / £3 concs LAUNCH: Caribbean through a lens A selection of The National Archive’s collection of Caribbean images. Thursday 24 October, 5-7pm, free!

Submissions to Sooree@nae.org.uk Deadline 2nd Monday of every month! This issue of ‘The Exchange on Sunday!’ has been put together by: Sara Abed, Bethan Davis, Maria Rosaria Digregorio, Skinder Hundal, Nahla Magahed, Mohammad El Nahas, Sooree Pillay. Set in Merriweather, printed at NAE on Office Depote Lilac 80 g/m².

family festival Day: festival 3013 Step away from the everyday and explore with us your vision of the future! Saturday 26 October, 11am-5pm, free!

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The Exchange on Sunday! 13.10.2013  

NAE's newspaper – Issue 6

The Exchange on Sunday! 13.10.2013  

NAE's newspaper – Issue 6