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Listen: podcast of Ehsan Abdollahi and Friends at the House of Illustration

Our podcast of Ehsan Abdollahi’s panel discussion event at the House of Illustration is available now! A 70-strong audience and six wonderful panellists came together on 10 August 2017 to celebrate Tiny Owl illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi’s arrival in the UK, for an evening of discussion about art, borders and intercultural collaboration. The panel was chaired by Erica Jarnes, managing director of the Poetry Translation Centre. The panellists sharing the stage with Ehsan Abdollahi were illustrator…

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Watch: BBC interviews Ehsan Abdollahi at Edinburgh International Book Festival!

We’re very excited that Ehsan Abdollahi has been featured in a BBC documentary about the Edinburgh Festival! Welcome to Edinburgh 2017 aired on 19 August and can be found on the BBC iPlayer. Describing the vision for the Edinburgh Festival to be ‘a beacon for a better world’ in the wake of the Second World War, presenter Kirsty Wark explains in the documentary that the aim was to ‘create bonds that would transcend political and…

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Experiencing greater understanding of a global world

Here’s a lovely review of our panel event with Ehsan Abdollahi and Friends at the House of Illustration, written by Sue Martin at Books Go Walkabout:   Ehsan is an award-winning illustrator of children’s books, his work is published through Tiny Owl Publishers. He teaches at Tehran’s top Honar (Art) University and he is currently in the UK to attend the Edinburgh International Book Festival and other engagements. On Thursday 10th August he joined a…

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A mood of celebration for Ehsan Abdollahi!

Our panel event at the House of Illustration had an air of celebration about it! A 70-strong audience and six wonderful panellists came together to celebrate Tiny Owl illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi’s arrival in the UK last week, for an evening of discussion about art, borders and intercultural collaboration. The panel was chaired by Erica Jarnes, managing director of the Poetry Translation Centre. The panellists sharing the stage with Ehsan Abdollahi were illustrator James Mayhew, author…

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