festivals & events

Art Republic

An annual ten-day festival of world culture (usually held in the middle of May) focused on writing, documentaries and new films. It is run by the Institut Francais (17, Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 2DT) but makes use of such alterntive cinema houseas as Brixton's Ritzy, Greenwich Picture House and Peckhamplex.

Music Village/London Diaspora
The permanent organisation behind such annual festivals as Music Village and London Diaspora. Music Village is a gathering of world musicians brought to play at a series of concerts in June and July (often for free in London parks) or at reasonably-priced concert halls. London Diaspora draws upon the cities own extraordinary diverse world communities.

What's On and When
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