Celebrating Syria: A Festival of arts and Culture @ Manchester, United Kingdom, Manchester [from 10 to 23 July]

Celebrating Syria: A Festival of arts and Culture

10 - 23
19:00 - 22:00

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Manchester, United Kingdom
A fortnight of exhibition, films, theatre, live music,
talks by writers, panel discussions and interactive art workshops exploring Syrian arts and culture before and after 2011.

The first of its kind in the UK, this festival is a celebration of a hopeful, inspiring and imaginative face of Syria and the Syrian people and their rich contribution to the collective history of human expression.


Festival Programme (For full festival programme visit the website celebratingsyria.org)

Mon 10/07/2017 to Sun 23/07/2017
Parallel Republic Exhibition (in collaboration with Fuse Art)

Mon 10/07/2017 @19:30 — 20:30
Duo Zamaan: A Concert with Rihab Azar (oud) & Jamal Alsakka (percussion)

Tue 11/07/2017 @ 19:00 — 20:45
Syria's arts and culture before and after 2011: insights from contributors to «Syria Speaks» — Panel discussion: Rasha Abbas, Zaher Omareen and Malu Halasa chaired by Alessandro Columbu

Wed 12/07/2017 @ 19:00 — 20:30
miriam cooke: Dancing in Damascus: Creativity, Resilience and the Syrian Revolution — A talk by the writer followed by a book signing

Thu 13/07/2017 @ 19:00 — 20:30
My Films, My Freedom, My humanity: Independent Cinema Under Dictatorship — An evening with Ossama Mohammed — In conversation with Dalia Mostafa

Fri 14/07/2017 @ 19:00 — 21:30
Silvered Water: Syria Self-Portrait — Film Screening and Q&A with director Ossama Mohammed

Sat 15/07/2017 @ 15:30 — 17:30
Time for Creativity — A Sculpturing and Drawing Workshop With Manya Alkhmri and Khalda Alkhmri

Sat 15/07/2017 @ 19:30 — 21:00
Syrian Notes: A Concert with Noma Omran

Sun 16/07/2017 @ 19:00 — 21:00
La dolce Syria: A Short Film Trilogy — Film Screening and Q&A with director Ammar al-Beik via Skype

Mon 17/07/2017 @ 19:00 — 20:30
Damascus Stories: An evening of magical storytelling and music with the Diwan Foundation

Tue 18/07/2017 @ 19:00 — 21:30
Tadmor: Film Screening and Q&A with directors Monika Borgmann & Lokman Slimvia via Skype

Wed 19/07/2017 @ 19:30 — 20:30
A Syrian Guitar: A Concert with Ayman Jarjour

Thu 20/07/2017 @ 19:00 — 20:45
Does art create change or react to it? Panel discussion: Ben Power and Ruth Daniel, chaired by Charlotte Keatly

Fri 21/07/2017 @ 19:00 — 20:30
Diana Darke: My House in Damascus — An Inside View of the Syrian Crisis. A talk by the writer followed by a book signing

Sat 22/07/2017 @ 15:30 — 17:30
The Art of Lettering: An Afternoon of Calligraphy with Abdullah Al-Anezi

Sat 22/07/2017 @ 19:30 — 21:00
London Syrian Ensemble – Concert

Sun 23/07/2017 @ 14:00 — 18:00
Make Maté, Not War: a Taste of Syria

Sun 23/07/2017 @ 19:00 — 20:30
Khaled Khalifa Talks From Damascus – via Skype

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