Bethlehem Cultural Festival

LONDON LIVE (THURSDAY)

Thursday 2nd 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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Olive oil – its heritage and health benefits

Tunisia/Palestinian Olive Oil

Date: Thursday 2nd Dec 2021
Time : 17:00 (UK)

Dr Simon Poole will introduce the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet, while Heather Masoud (Zaytoun) and Karim Fitouri (Olivko) guide us through olive oil production in Tunisia and Palestine with a tasting session.

Food

The Grand Junction

Opening Reception

Date: Thursday 2nd Dec 2021
Time : 18:00 (UK)

Join us for a drink and canapés with special guests as we open our exciting programme for Bethlehem Cultural Festival 2021.


Palestinian and Eastern Mediterranean Food beyond Humous

Fadi Kattan, Sam Clark and Xanthe Clay

Date: Thursday 2nd Dec 2021
Time : 18:40 (UK)

Fadi Kattan (Hosh al-Syrian Guesthouse and Fawda Cafe) and Sam Clark (Moro) discuss Palestinian and Eastern Mediterranean food and heritage with Xanthe Clay (Telegraph food writer). Their discussion will centre around the external pulls on the cuisine of the region and the efforts to hold on to it’s culinary heritage.

Food

Shrinking Space and the construction of borders

Christiane Dabdoub Nasser, Leila Sansour and Jacob Norris

Date: Thursday 2nd Dec 2021
Time : 19:40 (UK)

Christiane Dabdoub Nasser in conversation with Leila Sansour and Jacob Norris about her book, “A moon will Rise”. Topics of interest range from Bethlehem families in Palestine and across the globe, to the unrelenting construction of borders across Palestine/Syria/Lebanon and Brexit.

Discussions


Writing of Palestine

Ahmed Masoud, Selma Dabbagh, Nayrouz Qarmout and Naema Aldaqsha

Date: Thursday 2nd Dec 2021
Time : 20:40 (UK)

How do Palestinian authors write about Palestine? How can they reach a global audience? Ahmed Masoud, Selma Dabbagh, Nayrouz Qarmout and Naema Aldaqsha discuss their work from London and Gaza. Chaired by journalist and author Paul Kenyon.

Discussions


Faris Ishaq

The End of the Night

Faris Ishaq

Date: Thursday 2nd Dec 2021
Time : 21:45 (UK)

Faris Ishaq – Palestinian Nay master and global jazz flutist – will be premiering his latest composition, commissioned by BCF and based on Mahmoud Darwish’s poem collection, The End of the Night.

Music

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