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Shakespearean Twelfth Night endures on Tehran stage
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Shakespearean Twelfth Night endures on Tehran stage

Shakespeare’s plays have always had a great readership in Iran, especially among those directors who stage these during their working life. Shakespeare’s tragedies have been played in Iran on numerous occasions. Although his comedies have not been in the public eye as much, yet they too have many followers. “Twelfth Night” is one of these lesser seen plays on the Iranian stage these days. This lasting piece of work has been playing in Molavi Playhouse in Tehran by a young crew, directed by Mohsen Sadeghi-Esfahani.  

31 Iranian Features at the Fajr International Film Festival
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31 Iranian Features at the Fajr International Film Festival

31 Iranian feature films will be screened at the 36th Fajr International Film Festival from 19-27 April 2018 in Tehran. Works by prominent Iranian filmmakers will feature here, such as Bahman Farmanara, Ebrahim Hatamikia, Khosro Masoumi, Ahmadreza Motamedi, Farzan Motamen, Behrouz Gharibpour, Kamal Tabrisi, Mohammad-Ali Basheh-Ahangar, and Houman Seyedi among others, some as a premiere.  

Iran set to register dotar in Unesco
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Iran set to register dotar in Unesco

Iran has been compiling files to register a number of its musical instruments with Unesco over the past year as intangible cultural heritages. It has finally decided to send the file for the “dotar” to this international organization. Two other countries may share the registration with Iran.

Kerman folk music festival planned for May
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Kerman folk music festival planned for May

The 11th Iranian Folk Music Festival will be held in Kerman from 1-4 May 2018. The program includes performances by music groups selected from provincial festivals, out of competition, pioneers of the genre, and instrumental music. Participants will have to send their works to the Festival Secretariat for selection.  

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Tesla and Volvo seek out 10-year old Iranian inventor

2018/01/06

The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.

Iran, US should opt long term relations

2017/10/22

In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.

German Schiller Group Concert in Tehran

2017/11/14

The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time. Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.  

Cooking Tour for Persian dishes

2017/08/16

Two young girls by the names of Shirin Tahanan and Matin Lashkari are the initiators of a delicious cooking tour in Tehran. Shirin cooks and Matin organizes the tour.  

New find in Persepolis

2017/08/20

The newly discovered gates in Persepolis will soon be turned into a museum site once all the protective and safety measures have been completed.

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Fahimeh Najmi - Le Théâtre, L'Iran et L'Occident

2018/04/24

Professor of arts and media studies at Université Paris III, Fahimeh Najmi, has released her book entitled “Le Théâtre, L'Iran et L'Occident” [The Theater, Iran, and the Occident] in Paris on 11 April 2018.  

The first radio transmitter in Iran

2018/04/24

Seventy-eight years ago, on 24 April, the first radio transmitter in Iran began broadcasting from the old Shemiran road studios in Tehran. Exactly on 24 April, 1940, a radio service started which presented programs such as news, Iranian music, cultural and artistic subjects, history and geography for eight hours a day. The service was only for Tehran, and for this reason became known as “Radio Tehran”.  

Mousavian and Prince Turki Al Faisal hot debate

2018/04/24

With tensions between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia at the brink, a rare dialogue recently took place between two former senior Saudi and Iranian officials. Hosted by the Center for Strategic Studies at the Joint Special Operations University in Tampa, Florida, former Saudi Ambassador to the United States and Director General of Saudi Arabia’s intelligence agency Prince Turki al Faisal debated Hossein Mousavian, a former spokesman for Iran’s nuclear negotiators and chairman of the foreign policy committee of Iran’s National Security Council. The lively discussion touched on each country’s view of its security environment and the broader issues affecting the Iran-Saudi relationship. LobeLog has obtained the full transcript of the conversation, and the following is an abbreviated excerpt covering the key points.  

Persian taught in 200 universities worldwide

2018/04/24

The Director of the center for Persian as a second language at the Allameh Tabatabaei University in Tehran has said: “Persian is being taught in 200 universities worldwide.”  

Zarif: Neither Iran nor Saudis can dominate Mideast

2018/04/24

Iran's foreign minister said Monday that neither Iran nor Saudi Arabia can be the dominant power in the Middle East and what's needed most is for countries in the Persian Gulf region to talk to each other — not about each other.