The Executive Committee of the Association of the Palestinian Community in the UK Presents PALESTINIAN DAYS FESTIVAL 2013
The General Union of the Palestinian Communities in Europe and The Association of the Palestinian Community in the UK in cooperation with the Palestinian mission in the UK are pleased to invite you to this year’s edition of Palestinian Days, a three-day festival celebrating Palestinian culture, heritage, art, food and music.
Past audiences will expect some surprising festival inclusions this year with the special features on offer. Held at London’s Copthorne Tara Hotel between 21 and 23 June, the festival’s schedule runs as follows:
Friday June 21: Opening Ceremony and Dinner Party 1600-1900: The festival will launch with a special opening ceremony, which includes a reception and a Palestinian fashion show. 2000: Dinner party to honour some remarkable Europeanfigures and organisations for their continuous support on the Palestinian to include St John’s Eye Hospital, Sir Gerald Kaufman, The Right Honourable Tony Benn, MrsAnn Linde International secretarSwedish Social Democratic Party, Senator Vincenzo Maria Vita President of the Palestinian – Italian national association, Mr Oliviero Diliberto and Ms Luisa Morgantini former Vice President of the European Parliament and Ms Patrizia Cecconi To book your seat for the dinner, please email pal[email protected]. Tickets are £100.00 per person.
Saturday June 22: Exhibition showcasing Palestinian artwork, conference highlighting the tragedies of Palestinian detainees in Israeli Jails 1100 – 1900: Exhibition opening hours The exhibition showcases traditional and modern ethnic garments and jewelry from various parts of Palestine as well as merchandise and handicrafts from Palestine provided by Palestinian charities. Various UK-based Palestinian artists will also be exhibiting their work. The exhibition will devote a special stand featuring quality food from Palestine, such as olive oil, almonds, dates, summak, tahineh and sweets. 1200 – 1400: A Conference about Palestinian detainees in Israeli Jails. The event will feature a short film about Palestinian detainees, followed by a discussion panel by Palestinian minister for detainees’ affairs, Mr. Issa Qaraqe, and the president of the prisoners club Mr Qaddourah Faris, the Palestinian lawyer Jawad Boulos, Mr. and Mrs. Al Issawi (parents of Palestinian prisoner Samer Al Issawi), and ex-prisoner Mahmoud Sarksak.
Sunday June 23: Exhibition, film screening and musical performance 1100-1700: Exhibition opening hours (Showcasing same as above) 1400: Screening of “Pomegranates and Myrrh”, a film by Palestinian director and screenwriter Mrs. Najwa Najjar. The screening will be followed by Questions and Answers session with the director. 1700: A live performance by Al Zababdeh the Palestinian traditional dabkeh group.
The three-day event will be held at Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, W8 5SR
Looking forward to welcoming you at the festival. The Executive Committee of the Association of the Palestinian Community in the UK.