Culture and Resistance
The Bethlehem Cultural Festival examines the role of culture in these difficult times. How do artists and cultural practitioners continue to work?
Notes from the Diaspora: the Bethlehemite communities of Latin America
Panel discussion/roundtable about migratory experiences of Bethlehemites and their descendants in the Americas.
Storytelling Project - Scots and Palestinian folk tales: Shellycoat/The Fox’s Tail/The Eagle and the Jackal
Palestinian folktale told for children in Scotland
Faris Ishaq playing an original composition on the nay, an end-blown flute originating from the MENA region.
Wasted Time: Cultural activity and the role it plays in national identity
Dr Abdelfattah Abusrour, Neil Leiper, Chunk and with Dr. Rhys Machold discuss the positive role that filmmaking, theatre and the arts can play in giving hope to people, through their work with young people and prisoners.
Discussion between the director Razan Madhoon and film director Baha AbuShanab with Amira Al Shanti about the impact of film ‘Go Home’ on Scottish and Palestinian identity.
Cooking in Scotland and Palestine
Cooking from Scotland and Palestine featuring Chahrazad Ahzin and Manal Odeh.
How childhood memories influence your work and your identity is revealed through art
Emily Jacir, Malak Mattar, Yazan Abu Salamah and Mustafa talk about their work
Majnoun Leila - Alrowwad Centre for Arts and Culture
A performance of ‘Majnoun Leila’, a play produced by choreographer and artistic director Philippe Talard, by the Alrowwad theatre company.
The End of the Night
Performance of a piece commissioned by the Bethlehem Cultural Festival, based on the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish.