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A land of ancient traditions, famous for its art and poetry, Iran’s modern life is packed with cultural events of all sorts. Here you can find reports, interviews and opinion on art, music, literature, cinema, theatre, and more.

Bahram and Bright Genie

Iranian ancient legends contribute to a novel

Two Iranian ancient legends, ‘Chel Gis’ (Persian for ‘forty plaits of hair’) and ‘Bahram Gur’ (a Sasanian king) will be incorporated into a novel.
Iran - Hormoz - GNAP

Hormuz Island to host next GNAP

Hormuz Island in the Persian Gulf will host the Global Nomadic Art Project (GNAP) in 2015, said an environmental artist.
Peyman Moadi selected for Shanghai film festival

Peyman Moadi selected for Shanghai film festival jury

The celebrated Iranian actor/director/writer Peyman Moadi has been selected for the international jury of the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival, announced the organizers.
Irania-Austrian symphony

Iranian-Austrian Symphony Orchestra to perform in Tehran

A joint Symphony Orchestra of Iranian and Austrian musicians is slated to present programs in the Iranian capital city of Tehran.
Iran-Turkish Cultural Festival

Turkish cultural festival presented in Tehran

Turkish cultural festival presented in Tehran , A number of Turkish artworks have been presented during a cultural exhibition held in Tehran’s Saba Art and Cultural Institute.
German Iranologist Heidemarie Koch

German Iranologist honored in Tehran

The Persian literary monthly Bokhara paid tribute to German Iranologist Heidemarie Koch, author of “Persepolis, Shiny Capital of the Persian Empire”, during a ceremony in Tehran on Thursday.
Asghar Faradi

Asghar Farhadi to head APSA jury

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) announced long time APSA Academy member and internationally renowned Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi as President of the International Jury for the 2014 Awards in December.
Iran president rouhani in General Assembly of Islamic Radio, Television Union

Rouhani Asks for Promotion of Muslim Media to Show True Face of Islam

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined the necessity for reinforcing media and news corporations in the Muslim states in a bid to display the true face of Islam to the world.
Iran hand-woven carpets

Persian carpet registered as worldˈs intellectual property

Five brands of Iranian hand-woven carpets have been registered as the worldˈs intellectual property, the head of Iranˈs National Carpet Center announced.
Mohammad-Reza-Lotfi

Iconic Iranian musician Mohammad-Reza Lotfi dies at 68

Renowned traditional Iranian musician Mohammad-Reza Lotfi has passed away at the age of 68 after a long battle with cancer.

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