London: Palestinian arts festival to be held at Rich Mix

The PalArt collective of Palestinian artists - supported by Amnesty International UK - will hold a special four-day festival at the Rich Mix arts centre in east London at the end of this month. 

The festival is the latest Amnesty UK-PalArt collaboration and will see a varied programme of theatre, poetry, music, spoken word and visual art. 

The event will launch on Friday 28 October with a networking evening which is an open invitation to Palestinian artists and those interested in Palestinian art, culture and politics. 

The full programme

Friday 28 October:
From 7pm: opening and networking event supported by Amnesty International UK. Music by DJ Yasmine

Saturday 29th October:  
From 2pm: poetry workshop followed by performance with Tasneim Zyada
From 6:30pm: play ‘Another Lover’s Discourse’ by Riham Isaac
From 8pm: play ‘The Shroud Maker’ by Ahmed Masoud

Sunday 30th October: 
From 2pm: writing workshop followed by performance with Dana Dajani
From 6:30pm: play ‘Another Lover’s Discourse’ by Riham Isaac
From 8pm: play ‘The Shroud Maker’ by Ahmed Masoud

Monday, 31st October:
From 10am: breakfast club with Riham Isaac
From 6:30pm: play ‘Another Lover’s Discourse’ by Riham Isaac
From 8pm: play ‘The Shroud Maker’ by Ahmed Masoud

Earlier this year, Amnesty published a 280-page report which showed how Israel’s seizures of Palestinian land and property, its unlawful killings, the forcible transfer of Palestinian people from their land, and the denial of nationality and citizenship to Palestinians were all components of a system amounting to apartheid under international law.

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