Thursday 2 December & Friday 3 December
Bethlehem Cultural Festival is an annual, independent Festival that shines a light on the arts, culture and heritage of Palestine and the Eastern Mediterranean and forges partnerships and collaborations with cultural organisations across the world. Each day will offer a diverse programme of discussions, films, theatre, art, dance, heritage, music and food. We will be welcoming the participation of Palestinian performers, artists, writers, directors, filmmakers and cultural leaders, both virtually and in person.
Please join us at Grand Junction to celebrate the richness, diversity and value of Palestinian and Arab arts and culture.
5pm Olive oil – its heritage and health benefits. Dr Simon Poole, Heather Masoud (Zaytoun) and Karim Fitouri. With a tasting session.
6.40pm Palestinian and eastern Mediterranean food, beyond hummus. Fadi Kattan, Xanthe Clay and Sam Clark.
7.40pm Shrinking Space and the construction of borders. Christiane Dabdoub Nasser, Leila Sansour and Jacob Norris.
8.40pm Writing of Palestinian fiction. Ahmed Masoud, Selma Dabbagh, Nayrouz Qarmout and Naema Aldaqsha.
9.45pm Faris Ishaq performs a commissioned piece on the nay, based on the poem The End of the Night by Mahmoud Darwish.
For the full programme each day visit www.bethlehemculturalfestival.com