Culture and Identity in the Capital

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We are delighted to welcome Rania Hafez, Miriam Elia and Kelly Foster in conversation around Culture and Identity in the Capital.

What makes a Londoner? Does London have a culture of it’s own or it is more accurate to speak of a culture of neighbourhoods? In the context of Brexit and perhaps the most turbulent political period in recent British history we will examine these questions exploring topics such as cultural identity, diversity and integration.

We will hear the insights from these guests and follow up with a broader discussion and Q & A. ACCENT faculty member Michael Owens will chair the event.

This event is open to all students at ACCENT.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Rania Hafez is Programme Leader of the MA Education at the University of Greenwich and visiting Research Fellow at the University of Derby. She is also Co-Chair of the Learning & Skills Research Network (and was previously Director of Post Compulsory Education at the University of East London. Rania has researched and published on professionalism, cultural identity, and Islam & Education. Her current research is on the intersectionality of modern British Muslim Identity, and the connections between Faith & Reason. In 2008 Rania founded ‘Muslim Women in Education’ a professional network for educationalists and researchers. In addition to her academic work Rania is a regular political and cultural commentator whose media credits include the BBC, Levant TV, and the Islam Channel.

Miriam Elia is a British artist and broadcaster. She wrote and starred in the comedy sketch show A Series of Psychotic Episodes. She also wrote We Go To The Gallery a satire on modern art in the form of a Ladybird Book. The book drew threat of legal action from Penguin Group for breach of copyright, and some changes were made to the names of characters and logos so it could be published as a parody. Penguin later released their own series of adult oriented Ladybirds books. Miriam has also written and illustrated an animation and book The Diary of Edward the Hamster 1990–1990 with her brother Ezra.

Kelly Foster is a London Blue Badge Guide specialising in community history. Alongside delivering tours of London’s more familiar visitor attractions, Kelly uses oral histories and archival research delving into the social history of London’s neighbourhoods. She works with both visitors to the city and residents alike giving a deeper, more inclusive understanding of London’s past and the ever changing 21st century city. She regularly works with Black Cultural Archives, Lambeth Archives, English Heritage and London Walks.

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