popularising the literature of ancient Iraq through the art of oral storytelling



Past ZIPANG events

For details, photos and videos of past ZIPANG events, select a date from the list below.
7th-8th March 2015 Game On! Connecting World Cultures through Play
11th January 2015 ZIPANG at the Inanna Praise Poetry Group
22nd November 2014 ZIPANG at the Dr Esmat Al-Saeed School
4th August 2014 Behind the scenes at the British Museum
27th June 2014 Love stories from Mesopotamia at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford
20th May 2014 Diversity Week at Working Men's College
21st September 2013 Mesopotamian mythology and music at the Iraqi Cultural Centre
3rd September 2013 Talk about Gilgamesh in Holborn at Holborn Library
29th June 2013 St Peter’s Church arts festival, Belsize Park, London
8th June 2013 Talk about Enheduanna hosted by the Older Feminist Network
24th March 2013 Reel Iraq Festival
3rd March 2013 Reminiscences at the Iraqi Association
17th January 2013 Sumerian class at Birkbeck College
16th November 2012 The Story Museum, Oxford
9th October 2012

Anniversary Reception

4th/11th/13th May 2012

It Is What It is: Conversations about Iraq at the Hayward Gallery

14th April 2012

ZIPANG Day Out at the British Museum

2nd April 2012

Enheduanna evening at Salam House in Maida Vale

3rd March 2012

BISI Study Day

29th February 2012

Gilgamesh at Salam House

3rd December 2011


5th November 2011


1st October 2011

The Poor Citizen of Nippur

3rd September 2011

Ishtar’s Descent to the Great Below

21st August 2011

Gilgamesh in the Cedar Forest

2nd July 2011

Inanna’s Wedding

4th June 2011

Dumuzi’s Dream

7th May 2011


2nd April 2011

The Matter of Aratta

12th March 2011


12th February 2011

The Marriage of Martu

4th December 2010

Inanna and Shukaletuda

6th November 2010

Anzu Bird, Ninurta and the Tablet of Destiny

2nd October 2010

Ereshkigal and Nergal

4th September 2010

Agushaya (and Ishtar)

3rd July 2010

Ishtar’s Descent to the Great Below

5th June 2010

The Huluppu Tree, Gilgamesh and the Netherworld

8th May 2010

The Poor Citizen of Nippur

1st May 2010

Enheduanna evening at the Salisbury House Arts Centre in Enfield

10th April 2010

Enki and Inanna – how the arts and crafts of civilisation were taken to Uruk

6th March 2010

The god Ninurta defeats the Asag and makes the mountains

13th February 2010

The marriage of Martu

5th December 2009

Gilgamesh: mythical king

7th November 2009

Gilgamesh: quest for immortality

3rd October 2009

Gilgamesh: wild youth

May—September 2009

Enmerkar and Lugalbanda

29th July 2009

Multi-lingual Mesopotamian storytelling

Spring and summer 2009

Gilgamesh in Arabic

5th March 2009

Enuma elish at the British Museum

1st November 2008


4th October 2008


26th September 2008

Visit to the British Museum. The link will take you to our YouTube video A Lamassu for Nineveh (opens in new window)

6th September 2008


5th July 2008


7th June 2008

Big Day Out

3rd May 2008


5th April 2008


1st March 2008

‘Contest’ stories

16th February 2008

Gilgamesh story

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