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Rwandan Multimedia Exhibition by Ryico Listen:

by on May.30, 2012, under Uncategorized

Listen to the inter­view on Fri­day, twelve noon and twelve mid­night, or listen now here.

Radio Free Brghton were very happy to be joined in the stu­dio by Dan from the rYico recently, who spoke to us about the upcom­ing mul­ti­me­dia exhib­i­tion of audio, text, pho­to­graphs and paint­ings com­mem­or­at­ing the Rwandan past and cel­eb­rat­ing the future.

The exhib­i­tion is part of a Her­it­age Lot­tery fun­ded pro­ject led by local com­munity group Rwandan Youth Inform­a­tion Com­munity Organ­isa­tion (rYico). Over sev­eral months, trained volun­teers con­duc­ted life story inter­views with mem­bers of the Rwandan com­munity. The inter­views were then developed into an exhib­i­tion cre­at­ively draw­ing upon a range of media to best con­vey the unique per­spect­ive of each story.

Accord­ing to rYico Dir­ector Vivenie Mugunga, the exhib­i­tion is a rare oppor­tun­ity for Rwandans to tell their stor­ies in their own way: “Mem­bers of the Rwandan com­munity in the U.K often feel that there is a great amount of mis­in­form­a­tion and mis­rep­res­ent­a­tion about Rwanda and Rwandans out there”. For Mugunga the exhib­i­tion is a source of empower­ment for the com­munity: “the Rwandan dia­spora are given a role to play in telling and keep­ing their own his­tory as well as rep­res­ent­ing them­selves in the way they would like. Who could tell your story bet­ter than yourself?”

In telling their stor­ies, par­ti­cipants aim to pro­mote a bet­ter under­stand­ing of the 1994 Rwandan gen­o­cide and pre­serve the memor­ies of the Rwandan dia­spora. The exhib­i­tion also explores broader themes of pre­ju­dice, ignor­ance, for­give­ness and recon­cili­ation ─ encour­aging vis­it­ors to think deeply about the past as it relates to the present.

Keep­ing Memor­ies: The Rwandan Com­munity in the U.K is show­ing at the Jubilee Lib­rary, Brighton from 6 June – 8 July 2012 fol­lowed by other U.K loc­a­tions. Admis­sion is free. ”

For fur­ther inform­a­tion see here. Or con­tact Dan God­shaw, Pro­ject Coördin­ator — info@ryico.org .

 

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Featuring in Eco Shows this week — Brighton Eco Fair

by on Sep.19, 2011, under Uncategorized

Brighton & Hove Eco Energy is host­ing an Eco Energy Fair on 15 Octo­ber at the Brighthelm Centre. The event will help the people of Brighton & Hove to be bet­ter informed about how they can man­age their energy require­ments more effi­ciently. The exhib­i­tion will be open from 10am – 4pm and there is a pro­gramme of short talks and inform­a­tion ses­sions, which are free to vis­it­ors. Entry fee is £3, £2 con­ces­sions. We have four speak­ers con­firmed on the pro­gramme. They will be talk­ing about renew­able energy and giv­ing people some hints and tips to live a more energy effi­cient life­style. At least twenty exhib­it­ors will be exhib­it­ing their products and ser­vices which are all designed to edu­cate vis­it­ors or help them to make informed energy choices.

Exhib­it­ors include energy com­pan­ies, envir­on­mental char­it­ies and Brighton-based busi­nesses. This year, we are short of volun­teers to run the event. If you would like to help, please come to our next meet­ing this Tues­day 20th Septem­ber, at 7:30PM, in the foyer of the Old Ship Hotel.

For more inform­a­tion, visit the Eco Energy Fair web­site:

www.ecoenergyfairbrighton.org.
uk

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