The 2016 Women and War festival is a month long multi-discipline festival documenting,exploring and giving voice to the experiences of women from across the centuries and the world before during and after war. Friday July 22nd is Afghanistan Day.
Heidi Kingstone is a leading foreign correspondent and has written for some of the world’s foremost publications, covering stories on human rights issues, conflict and politics and reporting from places as diverse as Afghanistan, Sudan, Iraq, Bangladesh, Mali, Darfur and the Middle East. Her first book, Dispatches from the Kabul Café, published by Advance Editions (2014) is a memoir of her time reporting from Afghanistan over a four year period, from 2007-2011. There will be actor read excerpts from her book, followed by an ‘In Conversation With’ session. www.heidikingstone.com. Also appearing the renowned author Ahmed Rashid.
This date is presented in association with the British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group (BAAG), a unique advocacy and networking agency which supports humanitarian and development programmes in Afghanistan. BAAG aims to ensure that Afghan voices are heard at national and international level. Music and talks from Afghan women will be presented, discussing, in their own words, both their experiences in Afghanistan, and those of having travelled to the UK as refugees. www.baag.org.uk