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What Happened in April?

In April we screened Thai cinema, ran a pop-up over at Jensen’s gin distillery and brought back our magazine team's talk series MBR Live.

This month's film club programme spanned horror, rom-com, drama and action, giving us a taste of Thailand's broad output. A (not uncontroversial) highlight was an experimental directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

Pardesi returned to celebrate their three year anniversary (also their third event at Morocco Bound!). Happy birthday to them! Learn more here.

Author and academic Tom Gatehouse gave an insightful and important talk on the state (and future) of mining in Latin America. We had fantastic engagement in person and online, as the talk was broadcast through Zoom. Copies of his book The Heart of our Earth are available at Morocco Bound.

The Moroccan Gnawa master Simo Lagnawi played a fantastic set that lulled us all into a trance - more about that here.

We also had a jazz night special, where resident saxophonist Joe Elliott got together a quartet to play the iconic album Adam’s Apple from start to finish in tribute to the late jazz great Wayne Shorter.

One sunny weekend we headed over to Maltby Street Market where the Jensen's distillery is to run a pop-up. We met some great people, had great chats about books and drank the incredible Jensen's gin. Still thinking about those Bloody Marys....


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