Palestinian Arts Events in Manchester in July

During July there will be a series of Palestinian Arts Events in Greater Manchester. These include Theatre, Film and Music


THEATRE

“Taha”  Saturday 1st July  8 pm at the Lowry, Salford

Amer Hlehel tells the moving story of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammed Ali, directed by Young Vic Associate Artist Amir Nizar Zuabi. For more information and booking

“And Here I Am”  Tuesday 11th July 8 pm at the Lowry, Salford Continue reading Palestinian Arts Events in Manchester in July

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STOP ARMING ISRAEL CAMPAIGN WEEK OF ACTION 1-7th JULY 2017

Arms companies around the world are profiting from Israel’s brutal occupation of Palestine. Along with the banks that invest in them, these companies are on our doorsteps. The Stop Arming Israel campaign has call a week of action from 1st to 7th July 2017, which is the third anniversary of Israel’s 2014 attacks on Gaza.

Manchester PSC will be participating in the national week of action. On Saturday 1st July we will be holding a protest outside the HSBC branch in St Anne’s Square. On Monday 3rd July there will be a protest outside the Elbit factory in Oldham (Ferranti Technologies Waterhead) and on Thursday 6th we are organising a coach to the protest at the Elbit/UAV  factory in Shenstone outside Birmingham. Continue reading STOP ARMING ISRAEL CAMPAIGN WEEK OF ACTION 1-7th JULY 2017

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Play Reading: The Shroud Maker followed by Q&A with Palestinian

Writer Ahmed Masoud

Details : Fri 9 Jun 2017, 19.00 at the  HOME
2 Tony Wilson Place,  Manchester, M15 4FN

Ticket information: Tickets £3
Details from HOME MCR

Read by Kathryn Hunter.  Directed by Richard Beecham.

In collaboration with Outside the Frame Arts, HOME presents a reading of acclaimed Palestinian writer Ahmed Masoud’s satirical play, The Shroud Maker which, like Rose, tells a woman’s story of survival through modern history. Continue reading Play Reading: The Shroud Maker followed by Q&A with Palestinian

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Diyar Women’s Football Team Tour Fixtures

This month Diyar Women’s Football Team from Bethlehem will  be touring in the UK. Their fixtures and activities in the north of England are listed below. For Information Re Tour Contact 07791027937

Liverpool Tues 6th June 6.30pm
Mossley Hill Ladies v DIYAR
IN Marsh Ground Barkhill Rd
Aigburth L17 6BD
Contact 0151 231 2121

Liverpool Thurs 8th June 12.00
Everton In The Community v DIYAR
60 Spellow Lane L4 4DF
Contact 0151 530 5253

Leeds Friday  9th June 7.00pm
Republica Internationale V DIYAR
Sports Park Ring Rd Weetwood LS16 5AU
Contact 07736838499

Sheffield Sat 10th June

  • 11.30/12.30  DIYAR women to lead fun runs at 11.30 as part of SMALL PARK BIG RUN
  • Starting 13:00 5-a-side Tournament at the U-Mix Centre  17, Asline Rd Lowfiled Sheffield S2 4UJ (The U-Mix Centre is approximately 1 mile from Meersbrook park)

Event details on the Sheffield PSC web pages 

Sheffield Sun 11th June
Penalties In The Park- ends noon June 11
Meersbrook Park, Sheffield
Contact 07715048821
Event details on the Sheffield PSC web pages 

If you enable to attend but would like to support these great events, you can donate through the tour just giving page
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/diyar-womens-football-tour-2017

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Report: Saddleworth Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund Walk

Thanks to everyone who supported Saddleworth Palestine Scholarship Fund’s sponsored walk on Sunday 14 May – walkers, sponsors, those greeting us (and donating) at the end of the walk and, of course, those providing invaluable assistance behind the scenes to ensure everything ran smoothly.

30 people, from afar afield as the Fylde coast and Birmingham walked the 8.5 miles between Marsden and Uppermill, taking in some stunning scenery. Money collected so far, plus pledges, means that we will raise over £3,500.
Continue reading Report: Saddleworth Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund Walk

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Big Ride Benefit Bop

Details Saturday 20th May 9pm til late The Klondyke Club, Burnage Range M19 2HQ

Leve Nights are hosting a Benefit Bop for The Big Ride on Saturday 20th May. Money raised will go to the Middle East Children’s Alliance for sports equipment used in the rehabilitation of children traumatized by Israel’s repeated attacks on Gaza and their daily living experience living under siege. More details on this years Big Ride are below.

These are great nights when enough of us get along, so come and have a bop, and help raise money and awareness of the situation Continue reading Big Ride Benefit Bop

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Balls, Barriers, and Bulldozers

To help promote the June Tour of Diyar Bethlehem Women’s FootballTeam there will be two showings of film Balls, Barriers, and Bulldozers with speakers present who went to West Bank in 2014 and played several teams there.

After the film show there will be a Q&A with two footballers,  who played  against several teams in West Bank, and they will  also give an update  on the plans for the Diyar team tour including news about the games in Liverpool 8th June -Leeds 9th June and Sheffield 10th June.

Balls, Barriers, and Bulldozers is a documentary film about a women’s football tour in the West Bank, Palestine. This 40 min film follows Bristol Easton Cowgirls  and  Leeds Republica Internationale women’s football teams when they visited the West Bank in 2014 to play several Palestinian women’s teams.

More information on the film is available from the film website.

Details of Showing

Friday 12th May  7.45 p m Balls  Barriers Bulldozers The Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade 35-39 Oldham St M1 1JG

 

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The Big Ride 2017 4-6 August 

RIDE FOR JUSTICE FOR THE PALESTINIANS! –  PROTEST AGAINST THE SIEGE OF GAZA!

Big Ride Flyer (June 2017)

This year’s Big Ride is a three days EVENT from Liverpool to Sheffield via Manchester and Bradford. It is raising money for sports equipment for the rehabilitation of children in Gaza as part of a project with the Middle East Children’s Alliance and Dr Mona El-Farra, Vive President of the Red Cresent in Gaza.  The Big Ride will be marking the third anniversary of Israel’s bombardment of Gaza in 2014, which killed 2,205 Palestinians including 547 children. This year is also the 50th anniversary of Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza in 1967 and the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration .  The route is as follows.   Continue reading The Big Ride 2017 4-6 August 

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Manchester Branch of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign