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CORA visits the Hay Festival.

Posted by Don DADA on May 31, 2012 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The Hay Festival opened today with its 25th edition in the book town of Hay on Wye in South Wales.

CORA's Ayodele Arigbabu and Jahman Anikulapo are repaying a visit from Hay Festival's Maggie Robertson and Penny Compton, who attended the 13th Lagos Book & Art Festival last November.

With over 800 events, the Hay Festival has been described by Bill Clinton as the 'Woodstock of the mind,' Hay 'celebrates great writing from poets and scientists, lyricists and comedians, novelis...

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New Books Nigeria: A Conversation with Prof. Akin Adesokan

Posted by Samuel Osaze on May 25, 2012 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)


LifeHouse Reading: A Conversation with Prof. Akin Adesokan organised by CORA ( Committee for Relevant Art)

Venue: The LifeHouse, 33, Sinari Daranijo Street VI, Lagos.

Date: Monday, May 28, 2012.

Time: 6:00 PM

Akin Adesokan, author of Roots in the Sky, will read from his recent published fiction and from South of the Still River, a novel in progress. He will also discuss issues pertaining to the global circulation of African and ...

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Fuel Subsidy Removal- Government should reinstate the condition for resumption of the national conversation.

Posted by Don DADA on January 11, 2012 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Committee for Relevant Art (CORA) notes with concern the national strike which has grounded the country for some two days now and has severely impacted economic activities all over the country. We note with even more concern reports of the use of lethal force by overzealous security operatives which has resulted in the death of some protesters in Lagos and Kano. It is on account of such sad, avoidable fallouts that CORA has always preferred the path of national consensus through conversations...

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How LABAF 2011 lit up Freedom Park

Posted by Samuel Osaze on November 29, 2011 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)

-Terh Agbedeh

The annual Lagos Book and Art Festival, LABAF, which is in its 13th year and is run by the Committee for Relevant Art, CORA, took place from November 18 to 20, 2011. The theme for the 2011 edition was ‘I Vote to Read: The Book and the Voice of the People’.

The festival started on Friday, November 18 at Freedom Park, with a session with children called My Encounter with the Book and The Festival Colloquium.

My Encounter with the Book featured Prof. ...

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LABAF Publishers' Forum tracks the book in the age of the microchip

Posted by Samuel Osaze on November 29, 2011 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (1)

-Terh Agbedeh

The Publishers’ Forum, which is part of the 13th Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF) organized by the Committee for Relevant Art (CORA) took place on Thursday, November 17 at the Goethe-Institut, City Hall, Lagos. Since the forum started last year it has functioned as a pre festival event bringing publishers together to discuss their challenges and how they can surmount them.

The second in the series this year’s edition had the theme: ‘The Book in t...

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How the 13th LABAF took off at Freedom Park

Posted by Samuel Osaze on November 29, 2011 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

-Terh Agbedeh

The annual Lagos Book and Art Festival, LABAF, which is in its 13th year and is run by the Committee for Relevant Art (CORA), started on Friday, November 18 to and will come to an end on Sunday, November 20. The theme for this year’s edition is ‘I Vote to Read: The Book and the Voice of the People’.

Professor Tunde Babawale, who is the director general of the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation (CBAAC), declared the festival open at F...

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LABAF: In Celebration of the Creative Spirit

Posted by Samuel Osaze on November 29, 2011 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

-Terh Agbedeh

On Saturday 19th November 2011, from 6p.m. to 10p.m, the art loving community in Lagos gathered at Freedom Park to celebrate culture icons who have shaped the country’s art landscape. Tagged The Festival Birthday Feast: A Celebration of the Creative Spirit, it was a significant event in this year’s annual Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF).

The icons be celebrated in the Festival Birthday Feast included Fatai Rolling Dollar, Chukwuemeka Ike, Benson Idoni...

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Do Not Resuscitate: Fine Art and LABAF

Posted by jahman Anikulapo on November 17, 2011 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 Do Not Resuscitate…

A Harvest of Shared Dreams and Journeys

 By Jahman Anikulapo

Yes, as Programme Chairman for the Committee for Relevant Art, CORA, and ostensibly theaccounting officer for the programming content of the Lagos Book and Arts Festival, LABAF, I, on behalf of the festival’s working committee, plead guiltyto the oft-repeate...

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DO NOT RESUSCITATE... EXHIBITION AT LABAF 2011

Posted by jahman Anikulapo on November 17, 2011 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Notes from the curator’s jotter

"Do Not Resuscitate" functions as a social gathering that hopes to explore how artisticinterventions can be used to reform or be the catalyst needed to take decisionsabout finally moving our society forward especially with the recent securitythreats and continuous economic conditions.

Taking its meaning from the legal order written by patient orhealth care power of...

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The Green Festival 6 [Friday 18th toSunday 20th November 2011]

Posted by jahman Anikulapo on November 17, 2011 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)


THEME: I VOTE TO READ! TheBook & The Voice of The People

Each day 3,000 children die of Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa. Concerned by these statistics, some authors ofchildren’s literature decided to focus their writings on this number one causeof death in children in Africa.

Whilst researching onChildren Books of the Festival forthis year’s LABAF, CATE, being an organizatio...

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