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Nationwide

Open Bethlehem film screenings

Film director Leila Sansour has made this remarkable film about her home town, Bethlehem. Having left the city as a teenager, she returned to make a film about the town in crises, encircled by the Israeli wall…what happens next is the story of  a homecoming to the world’s most famous little town.

The film spans seven momentous years in the life of Bethlehem, revealing a city of astonishing beauty and political strife under occupation. The film draws from 700 hours of original footage and some rare archive material.

“A fierce and heartfelt plea against the incarceration of a city”.

“One of the most remarkable and moving documentaries I have seen, about this unreported story. The tragedy of the Palestinians encapsulated in the life of one town – Bethlehem. See the film, then go to Bethlehem and see for yourself.” Jon Snow

Film of the Week- The Guardian

Venues and dates of screenings nationwide can be found on the Open Bethlehem website

Hampshire

Saturdays June 6th, July 4th, August 1st

10am-4pm

Southsea Street market, Palmerston Road, Southsea

Saturday 11th July

2-5pm

Bosham village fair

London

Friday June 19th

1-4pm stall

Stall at LICS (Wightman Road Mosque)

Saturday June 20th

11-6pm

Stall at Haringey Irish Centre, Pretoria Road, N17 8DX

Thurs 25th June, 7.30pm

St James’ Piccadilly, London, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL

Fundraising concert hosted by the Friends of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music UK (Palmusic UK)

An evening dedicated to the Palestinian students and teachers of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music (ESNCM), the Palestine national music institution with thriving branches in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Nablus and Gaza. Followed by a reception at 5th View Restaurant

With Palestinian musicians- graduates from Bethlehem ESNCM; Lourdina Baboun, Ramzi Shomali and Mohamed Najem, and the world-renowned Chilingirian String Quartet and Wissam Boustany.

All proceeds will go towards music education programmes in the West Bank and Gaza.

For tickets click here or call 0800 411 8881
For more information contact zina@palmusic.org.uk

Palmusic UK is a charity founded in 2013 to support the music education of young Palestinians and the work of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music. We want to help revive a lively music culture in Palestine and to celebrate music as a wonderful bridge builder between people and nations.

Saturday June 27th

11-7pm

Stall at Tottenham Chances Alternative Community Market

Saturday 11th July, Sunday 12th July

Stall at Marxism 2015  Central London  [details to follow]

Friday 17th July

12.30-2.30pm

Stall at LICS (Wightman Road Mosque)  [set up time  12:30, until about 14:30]

Saturday 25th July

11-5pm

Stall at Tottenham Chances Alternative Community Market   [set up 10:00, 11:00 until 17:00]

Notes: 

LICS (Wightman Road Mosque)  389-395 Wightman Road, N8 0NA (3rd Friday of month)

Marxism Festival 2015 – 5 day political festival in central London

Tottenham Chances Alternative Community Market, 99 High Road, N17 6QN  (lst Saturday of month)

 Tuesday 14th July

South Bank Centre

Badke is a dance production inspired by dabke, a celebratory Palestinian folk dance.

Belgian artists Koen Augustijnen, Rosalba Torres Guerrero (les ballets C de la B) and Hildegard De Vuyst (KVS) created this production in collaboration with ten Palestinian performers from different dance backgrounds, including traditional dabke, modern dance, hip-hop, capoeira and circus.

Dabke is an infectious, inclusive and popular form of dance in Palestine and across the region. The 10 dancers of Badke turn it into thrilling, even anarchic theatre: an eruption of joy and an affirmation of belonging.

Badke is an expression of both a sense of belonging and a desire to be part of the wider world.

But behind the relentless energy and joy also lie darker moments, alluding to life under occupation and violence. This other reality seeps into the celebratory surface of Badke.

In the end, one thought prevails: we will dance until we collapse. The dancers push themselves to new extremes, driven by the Nasser Al-Faris’ infectious sound-score. Book here.

Oxford

Thurs June 4 – June 21st

Organisations and individuals from across Oxford will be hosting the city’s first festival to celebrate Palestinian life and culture. Entitled ‘Palestine Unlocked’, the festival will run from Thursday 4 June to Sunday 21 June in a range of city venues from Pegasus Theatre in East Oxford to Barefoot Books in Summertown including the Phoenix Picturehouse, several Oxford churches and colleges, the Town Hall and Bonn Square. Find out more about the events here. Even more events will be added soon, so do ensure you visit again!

http://palestineunlocked.com

Norfolk

Saturday June 6th 

Norwich

Stall at Norwich Peace Camp & Peace Cycle, Norwich Forum Millennium Plain

http://www.norwichpeace.org/?p=3717

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