Banned Expression: Support Free Speech in Tibet added 27 new photos from July 1, 2015 to the album: Behind the Scenes at Banned Expression! — with Kunsang Kelden and 2 others at Kings Place.
July 1, 2015

It was a lot of work to put on Banned Expression in Tibet on 20 June 2015 at Kings Place but we also had a great time doing it. We had a fantastic team as well as audience... here are some photos taken at rehearsal, in the green room and in the dressing room.

Thank you to our wonderful photographer for capturing these moments, enjoy!

Now online on High Peaks Pure Earth, the poem by Tashi Rabten that was read out at the event in London on 20 June 2015 by Sonam, “Today, I Wish to Offer Three Prostrations towards Lhasa” by Theurang aka Tashi Rabten.

English translation by Bhuchung D. Sonam:…/poem-today-i-wish-to-offer…/

High Peaks Pure Earth presents the English translation of a new poem by writer and poet Tashi Rabten, aka Theurang. Tashi Rabten can be seen to the left of the photo above, along with fellow write...

Read a re-cap of Saturday's Banned Expression in Tibet event and see photos in this blog post. It takes a LOT of people to put on a 90 minute show, the blog post thanks everyone who gave their time and support and efforts to the night!…/photos-from-the-banned…/

I'm happy to report that the "Banned Expression in Tibet" event at Kings Place on 20 June 2015 went very well! Thank you to everyone who came along and made it a memorable night! We had such a grea...

Highlights from "Banned Expression in Tibet" at Kings Place in London that took place on 20 June, 2015. Thank you to everyone who came and took part in the event and helped to make it such a success!

Photographs taken by Luke Ward at Kings Place. Visit Luke Ward's website here:

Thank you to everyone who came to Banned Expression tonight, it was a very special evening! We'll post photos here in the coming days so be sure to check back. Here is one photo from our rehearsal earlier today!

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Ugyen Choephell, a Tibetan artist, poet and musician, said: “We Tibetans will never give up our Tibetan identity. This is the most powerful tool we can have and wherever we are, no one can take that away from us. That’s why I’m happy to perform at “Banned Expression in Tibet”, to express my identity proudly and to honour the artistry in Tibet today.”

Read the press release for the "Banned Expression" event happening TONIGHT at Kings Place - See you tonight!!!…/press-release-banned-e…/

Press Release, 20.06.2015 For immediate release “Banned Expression in Tibet” Event in London to Highlight Tibet’s Creative Resistance Exile Tibetans based in the UK will amplify the voices behind T...

TOMORROW!!! Only one day to go until "Banned Expression" in Tibet at Kings Place It's going to be an evening of music and poetry celebrating Tibet's vibrant and defiant creative resistance so do join us!

Don't miss out, book your tickets online:…/renaissance-series-banned-exp…

Banned Expression: Support Free Speech in Tibet added 5 new photos to the album: Meet the "Banned Expression" London Team — with Ugyen Choephell's music and Kunsang Kelden at Kings Place.

Meet your hosts for "Banned Expression" at Kings Place on 20 June. Dechen Pemba of High Peaks Pure Earth and Kunsang Kelden of Lhakar Diaries will be showcasing... UK's finest Tibetan talent in an evening celebrating Tibet's creative resistance.

Among the performers at Banned Expression will be Ugyen Choepell who is based in Bristol. Ugyen Choephell is an artist, poet and musician and will perform songs and read his poetry based on the themes of Tibetan identity.

Book your tickets for 20 June here:…/renaissance-series-banned-exp…

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Happy to announce that we'll be joined by Tibetan Parliamentarian Youdon Aukatsang on Saturday, Youdon la will read poetry by Tsering Woeser.

Join us for a very special evening at Kings Place, book tickets here:…/renaissance-series-banned-exp…

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Join us on Saturday in Hall Two of the very beautiful Kings Place for "Banned Expression in Tibet"! There will be live Tibetan musical performances along with poetry readings and short talks about cultural resistance in Tibet.

Book your tickets now:…/renaissance-series-banned-exp…

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All are warmly welcome to join us on Saturday evening in London for #BannedExpression ! Book tickets here:…/renaissance-series-banned-exp…

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Students for a Free Tibet

We couldn't agree more!

Folks in London, drop by and meet our good friends from High Peaks Pure Earth, TCHRD(Tibetan Centre for Human Rights & Democracy), Voice... of Tibet and Students For a Free Tibet UK who are hosting "BANNED EXPRESSION: Support Free Speech in Tibet" this Saturday at King's Place.

The Renaissance Series promotes the writings, poetry, music and literature banned in Tibet. By amplifying everything banned in Tibet, we thus ensure that the voices of Tibetan artists are not silenced.

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Banned Expression: Support Free Speech in Tibet to "Banned Expression in Tibet"

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With just 4 days to to go, we are very excited to announce 2 tickets up for grab. Just comment below on;


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The comment with the most likes will be the winner so make sure to tell your friends to like it. The Winner will be announced on FRIDAY 19 June 2015. GOOD LUCK!!!

Video: Ugyen Choephell who made this powerful speech at the Tibetan Uprising Rally in London, will be one of the exciting talents performing on Saturday.

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A reminder to book tickets online for "Banned Expression" taking place this coming Saturday evening!

We have lined up an excellent programme of Tibetan singers and speakers to celebrate creative resistance and free expression in Tibet, please join us:…/renaissance-series-banned-exp…

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On Saturday we'll be celebrating Tibetan cultural resistance with special guest performers including Ugyen Choephell, an artist, poet and musician. Join us at Kings Place for a very special evening:…/renaissance-series-banned-exp…

This is why it's important to support and show solidarity with Tibet's singers, writers and artists. #CulturalResistance #BannedExpression

11 imprisoned writers and intellectuals and 10 singers who have faced persecution and imprisonment.

"I write poetry in the space meant for messages
Because I have so many things to tell,
Because I have joys, sorrows and resentments,
I have feelings that I cannot accommodate inside me."


The above is an exclusive extract of a new poem by Tashi Rabten (left, on the photo), translated into English by Bhuchung D Sonam. You can hear the poem in its entirety on Saturday at the Banned Expression: Support Free Speech in Tibet event at Kings Place.

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Bhuchung D. Sonam

Theurang aka Tashi Rabten (left) & Kalsang Tsultrim aka Gyitsang Takmik. Both writers were jailed and released by the Chinese authorities. Their T-shirts say: 'Greetings on the 80th birthday.' to His Holiness. Photo from Lhase Sonam's wall.

All London based High Peaks Pure Earth readers are warmly invited to attend "Banned Expression" an event on 20 June 2015 celebrating creative resistance in Tibet. The event will be held in the stu...