During July there will be a series of Palestinian Arts Events in Greater Manchester. These include Theatre, Film and Music
“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
Based on Ahmed Tobasi’s extraordinary personal coming of age story, AND HERE I AM is an epic voyage of identity and self discovery. For more information and booking
Director Mohanad Yaqubi draws on recently-discovered and archival found footage to explore the tumultuous history of Palestine and Palestinian film making in this timely and insightful documentary. For more information
NN Productions presents two of the most exciting musicians to emerge from the cultural renaissance in Palestine. Nai Barghouti captured the hearts of concert halls across the UK last year when she toured with the Palestine Youth Orchestra, selling out shows from Glasgow to London. She returns this summer with her Amsterdam-based band of musicians from Palestine, Korea, Tunisia and Nigeria. Based in Paris, Mohamed Najem & Friends have quickly become favourites of the Paris jazz scene, with international performances this year including Hamburg, London and Gabon. Featuring traditional Arabic instruments alongside standard jazz line-ups, both musicians move effortlessly between Arabic music and jazz, respelling the music of the Middle East in a new musical language.
All musicians are donating part of their fee to UNICEF Syria. For booking