Celebrate Palestinian Culture & Solidarity This November!
Every year the 29th November is celebrated as UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. This year, in the week leading up to it, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign has organised a series of events focusing on traditional Palestinian culture and it’s role in resisting apartheid, occupation, and exile. We hope you will be able to make it along to some of all of these special events:
At lunchtime on Tuesday 26th November we are hosting an exhibition and workshop focusing on the art of Palestinian embroidery, featuring an expert embroider from Gaza. It will take place in The New Theatre in Temple Bar from 1pm to 2.30pm. The cost of entry is just €3. – Full details here
At lunchtime on Thursday 28th November we are hosting a demonstration of traditional Palestinian music, featuring live music and video link up to musicians in Palestine and a refugee camp in Lebanon. It will take place in The New Theatre in Temple Bar from 1pm to 2.30pm. The cost of entry is just €3. – Full details here
Then, on the evening of Friday 29th November from 7pm in the Teachers’ Club, Parnell Street, we will be hosting our ever popular Palestinian Culture Night featuring live traditional Palestinian music, poetry and prose, Palestinian food, and traditional dancing! Our guest speaker for the evening is Palestinian cultural archivist Suhad Jarrar-Browne who will speak about the importance of culture as part of Palestinian sumud (steadfastness) and resistance in the face of Israel’s regime of occupation, colonisation and apartheid. There will also be an exhibition of Palestinian cultural artifacts curated by Ms Jarrar-Browne. – Full details here
Finally, on the afternoon of Saturday 30th November, our friends in the International Solidarity Movement (Ireland) are hosting a screening of the Palestinian film ‘Budrus’, about a village and its noble resistance to Israel’s apartheid regime. – Full details here