Dickens 2012 in AzerbaijanJanuary 31, 2012
The British Council in partnership with Park Bulvar is pleased to announce a year of Dickens in Azerbaijan – a series of events and activities to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’s birth. Dickens 2012 is an international celebration of the life and work of Charles Dickens on the bicentenary of his birth, 7 February 2012.
English Language Teaching– creative writing, video-making and best reader competitions, workshops for teachers and students in more than 50 state and private schools in Azerbaijan.
Educational events:. “Workshop for teachers about Dickens” and Open reading events run by UK narrator at Ali&Nino book stores.
Arts events: Exhibitions, theatre and screening events, flash mob actions and more.
Photo exhibitions: A call to inspire young photographers to explore different themes from Dickens’s life and work. The workshop will be run by Susan Parkhill, UK photographer from December 3- 7, 2011. The best photos will be displayed at Park Bulvar.
Sue Parkhill was born in Australia and now lives in east London. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art, Sue’s work has been exhibited in Europe, North America and Australia. Her work is fixed in storytelling and observation and retains a genuine honesty to it. She has been lucky to receive both artistic and commercial commissions and had the opportunity to work for non-profit organisations.
Screenings: We plan to screen the films Oliver! and Great Expectations at the British School, Oxford School, School number 6, and Turkish Lyceum as well as Qafqaz university from November 2011 until February 2012 for schoolchildren and students.
Two centuries after his birth, Dickens remains one of Britain’s most important cultural ambassadors and a timeless icon. The main purpose of the Dickens 2012 is to celebrate and share his legacy in Azerbaijan, to inspire people to explore different themes from Charles Dickens’s life and work, and inform people about one of the most important figures in English literature.
British Council in Azerbaijan would like to take this opportunity to thank our official partner Park Bulvar as well as Ali and Nino bookstore, Yurd TV and Media Centre for its support.
For further information please contact Dilara Ibrahimova, Programmes Manager firstname.lastname@example.org