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Topics & Tea | René Mehrer

Come explore the current exhibitions & enjoy a cup of tea and baked goods compliments of The Bench Artisan Food Market.

Wednesday October 26th, 2016 2-3 pm

René Mehrer: Eastern Anatolia's Cultural Treasures and Hidden Wonders: Culture in Conflict

A spectacular Armenian church located in a Muslim territory, a biblical town slated to be flooded by a progressive dam project and a stunning complex caught in the centre of the Kurdish conflict. Many of Anatolia's cultural heritage sights get very little international attention, sometimes for dubious reasons. This talk will examine three sights in Eastern Anatolia and the conflicts that surround them.

René Mehrer has recently returned home to the Okanagan after living and working abroad for nearly two decades. During her time away she lived in Taipei, Taiwan; Istanbul, Turkey and Abu Dhabi in the UAE. 


Earlier Event: October 20
Kitchen Stove Film | The Dressmaker
Later Event: October 27