[Derry] Performers from Aida Refugee Camp, Palestine come to Playhouse
15 members of Lajee Center leave Aida Refugee Camp, Palestine, and travel to The Playhouse in Derry on Tuesday June 25 (7 – 9pm) as part of an Arts and Cultural Tour.
A creative cultural centre, established in Aida Refugee Camp by a group of 11 young people, Lajee are touring a diverse and educational programme around Ireland and Scotland. As part of the tour an exciting and engaging programme of events will take place at The Playhouse on Tuesday June 25.
Lajee will perform traditional Dabka dancing, exhibit their award-winning photography work, screen their films and speak about all aspects of the Palestinian case, showcasing work representative of Palestinian culture and life, and giving an insight into the work and activities of Lajee Center.
The tour members are young active artists and dancers aged between 15 to 20 years old, with four coordinators and speakers.
Free (Donations are welcome)
Box Office: (028)71268027
Lajee Center (‘lajee’ means ‘refugee’ in Arabic), is a community-based grassroots creative cultural centre, established in Aida Refugee Camp in April 2000 by a group of 11 young people from the Camp who wanted to serve the community. The main aim of the centre is to provide refugee youth with cultural, educational, social and developmental opportunities. For further information about Lajee visit www.lajee.org.
The Playhouse is core funded by the Arts Council for Northern Ireland and Derry City Council. 2013 City of Culture programme funded by Culture Company 2013