Tastes of the Levant: Arak and Kunafeh
Nader Muaddi, founder of the award-winning Muaddi Craft Distillery on the outskirts of Bethlehem talks to British-Lebanese author and wine writer Michael Karam about Arak, the world’s oldest distilled spirit. Fiona Dunlop, travel and food culture writer will talk about Kunafeh and guide us through a tasting.
Outside looking in: 19th century exploration of Bethlehem
Jacob Norris, Maxim Sansour and Khalil Shokeh will discuss a remarkable period of western exploration of Bethlehem in the mid-1800s.
Notes from the Diaspora: the Bethlehemite communities of Latin America
Panel discussion/roundtable about migratory experiences of Bethlehemites and their descendants in the Americas.
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.