Bethlehem Cultural Festival

LONDON LIVE (FRIDAY)

Friday 3rd December 2021

Tickets £22.50 (students £17.50) for each day or £40 for both days at the Grand Junction in Paddington

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The power of the vine: How winemakers are changing perceptions of the Middle East

Wine talk with Michael Karam, Faouzi Issa and Sari Khoury

Date: Friday 3rd Dec 2021
Time : 17:00 (UK)

Duration : 50 min

Michael Karam in conversation with Faouzi Issa from Lebanon and Sari Khoury from Palestine about the production of wine and the rich heritage of vineyards and wine-making from across the region.

Food

Haifa Zangana, Victoria Brittain

“Power is the ability not just to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitive story of that person”

Haifa Zangana, Victoria Brittain

Date: Friday 3rd Dec 2021
Time : 18:10 (UK)

Duration : 40 mins

A discussion between Iraqi writer Haifa Zangana and journalist Victoria Brittain about Palestinian women who have written about their experiences as ex-prisoners. They also discuss The Palestine Book Awards, and how it offers an important platform for Palestinian voices.

Discussions

Arts and its place within the community

Abdelfattah Abusrour, Brigid Keenan, William Sterling and Charlotte Eagar

Date: Friday 3rd Dec 2021
Time : 18:50 (UK)

Duration : 60 mins

Working with theatre projects in refugee camps in Palestine,. ‘Beautiful Resistance’ and the power of cultural activity within refugee communities. How we bring their stories to the world stage.

Discussions

Hawwiya Dabka

Hawiyya Dabke Dance

Hawiyya Dance Company

Date: Friday 3rd Dec 2021
Time : 19:50 (UK)

Duration : 10 mins

Hawiyya Dance Company was founded in 2017 as an all-women’s collective that explores identity, culture and resistance through dance. The collective uses Dabke and contemporary dance forms to create interwoven narratives of identity, displacement and resistance. 

The culturally diverse dancers are united in their commitment to the Palestinian cause, and to other anti-racist and anti-imperialist struggles. Their aim is to raise awareness on silenced human-rights causes and demonstrate solidarity through dance and culture.

Photo credit : Migration Matters

Performance


A Person Can Only Be Born in One Place

Ahmed Najar, Ashraf Afifi, Aimee Shalan

Date: Friday 3rd Dec 2021
Time : 20:00 (UK)

Duration : 50 mins

Palestinian playwrights and theatre directors Ahmed Najar, London, and Ashraf Afifi, Gaza, are excited to bring to London the play ‘A person can only be born in one place.’  It brings to the stage the tension, tragedy and irony of a Palestinian man who wants peace and quiet in death, but is disturbed by the sound of rockets and attacks, reminding him that he has to provide safety for his daughter, as a Jewish settler from the United States is trying to take his home.

This will be followed by a short film about the lives of artists in Gaza, and a discussion between Ahmed Najar, Ashraf Afifi and Aimee Shalan on the impact of the occupation on Palestinian artists in Gaza and the diaspora.

In partnership with British Council

Discussions


Galilee Quartet

Galilee Quartet

Galilee Quartet

Date: Friday 3rd Dec 2021
Time : 21:00 (UK)

Duration : 30 mins

The Galilee Quartet is comprised of siblings of the Saad family. Their performances include both western classical music, Arabic music and original pieces by Mostafa and Gandhi that combine the two styles. The quartet performed in Classics unwrapped – BBC radio Scotland in 2016 and have performed in many places across Europe and the Arab world. Some of the quartet members have also performed with the great virtuoso Nigel Kennedy in a phenomenal concert in the BBC proms festival in London at the Royal Albert Hall and have all been recognised nationally in Palestine’s exceptional music scene. Don’t miss the opportunity to listen to these masterful young musicians.

Music


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