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Oscar-nominated Film to Show in London as a Protest against Trump’s Muslim Ban

‘The Salesman’, written and directed by Asghar Farhadi will be screened free of charge in Trafalgar Square on 26th February (to coincide with the Oscars), in a move that marks President Trump’s contentious ban on Muslims entering America from Iran. Despite being Oscar-nominated this year, the director Asghar Farhadi felt unable to go to America for the ceremony even if a special exception was made for him and his team.

The director and star of the film, Taraneh Alidoosti, have decided to boycott the awards as a protest and would rather show the film in London’s iconic Trafalgar Square, feeling that the welcoming attitude displayed by London Mayor Sadiq Khan and activist Lily Cole is more conducive to a collective solidarity, that flies in the face of what Farhadi termed a racist ban.

The Mayor welcomed the film to London, inviting citizens to ‘share in this celebration of London as an international hub of creativity, and a global beacon of openness and diversity.’

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Oscar Jerome Headlines at the Montague Arms London in January 2018

SEEN has been enjoying the music of South London artist Oscar Jerome, who has confirmed release details for the ‘Subdued EP’ – due out January 26, 2018 – alongside a video for the title track & lead single. This new four-track collection will follow Oscar’s 2016 self-titled debut EP, which drew praise from the likes …

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Focus Ldn at the Menier: Winter Exhibition

Tom Cox is fast becoming one of the hottest young curators on the London art scene. Often to be found sketching along the South Bank and in Brixton, the city has long been a major source of inspiration for him. Together with talented artists also living and working in London, Tom now mounts a Winter …

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The Georg Jensen Christmas Tree at the Royal Exchange

If you find yourself at the historic Royal Exchange, do be sure to pop in and have a look at the Georg Jensen Christmas Tree. It was unveiled recently by former Spice Girl and National Treasure, Emma Bunton. If you’ve never been, the Royal Exchange a luxury shopping destination in the heart of the city.

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Ajax at the Space: Ripples Spreading Outwards

It is astonishing to think that Sophocles’ famous play Ajax has as much relevance today as it did when it was first written and performed 2000 years ago. The terrible effects of war on mental health echo down the centuries in Esmond Productions’ gender-bending version, with women playing all the roles. Post-traumatic stress disorder wreaks …