Brighton & Palestinian Artists Together presents
Brighton to Palestine with Love 2015
Thursday 21 May 2015
A day of celebration of Palestinian culture, culminating in a ticketed concert at 7.30pm – book now!
at Brighthelm Church & Community Centre
North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD
From 10am: Exhibition of photographs by Palestinian children.
11.30am & 1.00pm: ‘Seven Jewish Children’ – A short play by Caryl Churchill (KWProductions)
Playwright Caryl Churchill, a Patron of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, wrote this 10-minute play in response to the 2008-09 Israeli military strike on Gaza. It was first produced at The Royal Court Theatre in 2009. The play is divided into seven scenes spanning approximately 70 years. In each scene, Jewish adults discuss what should or should not be told to their children, about events in recent Jewish history during the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
No charge: donations to Medical Aid for Palestinians.
2pm till 4pm: Short films with Sarah Wood
Film-maker Sarah Wood will introduce her film, ‘For Cultural Purposes Only’, together with some of the surviving film fragments that have inspired her work on lost Palestinian cinema. The Palestinian Film Archive contained over 100 films showing the daily life and struggle of the Palestinian people. It was lost in the Israeli siege of Beirut in 1982. Here interviewees describe from memory key moments from the history of Palestinian cinema.
There is no charge for the film show and talk but donations to support the Palestinian people are always welcome.
All day: Sale of Fairtrade products and craft from Palestine.
5.30pm till 7pm: Palestinian food by Zaytoon Café
Concert at 7.30pm: ‘Duo Sabîl’
Virtuoso Oud player Ahmad Al Khatib and wizard Oriental Percussionist Youssef Hbeisch with Fadia AlSoukhni (Voice). The rich sound of Mohamed Najem on Clarinet with accordionist Manfred Leuchter in an exceptional concert of contemporary and traditional Arabic music. Exciting harmonies, lightning fast finger work. Helping bring children from the Gaza Music School to perform in next year’s Brighton Festival.
Tickets for 7.30pm concert £10 (£7 concessions) from Brighton Fringe Box Office
By phone: 01273 917272
In person: Fringe Box Office, 1 Stop Travel Shop, 26 North Street, Brighton, BN1 1EB