Friday 13 July


13 July 2018 Performances at 12:15, 12:40 and 13:15

Brotha from Another Motha

Liverpool ONE - Sugar House Steps  |  FREE

Details of exact locations to be revealed on website and social media channels

Contemporary dance company Brotha From Another Motha will delight LAAF 2018 with pop up performances of solo dance M. A. K. T. O. U. B and duo piece Shine My Blind Way, at surprise locations in the city.

Born out of the Tunisian revolution, Brotha From Another Motha was founded as a way of providing a creative outlet for young Tunisians in the wake of the Arab Spring, but now includes members from across the globe. The group champions dance and creativity as a means of freedom and expression that crosses borders.

13 July 2018 10am - 5pm

Tented Dreams

Dickens Gallery, St George’s Hall  |  FREE

Syrian artist Mohammed Amari fled the devastation of the conflict in his country with few worldly possessions, among which were his watercolours and paintings. We are delighted to present a selection of Amari’s moving paintings.

Alongside his works we will be exhibiting artwork by refugees ​from the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan, with whom Amari has been working as a volunteer art teacher.

A project made possible by Souriyat Across Borders

This exhibition runs from Saturday 7th July to Friday 13th July, 10am - 5pm everyday

13 July 2018 9am - 9pm

It Was Paradise

Winter Gardens, Mann Island (Outside Open Eye Gallery)  |  FREE

British artist Rachel Gadsden was awarded an Unlimited International commission in 2017 to collaborate with Palestinian artist Ali Saeid Ashour. The outcome is It was Paradise.

Located in London, Liverpool and the West Bank, and inspired by Palestinian poet and author Mahmoud Darwish’s poem Under Siege, the collaboration addresses global concerns about migration, the lingering flight of refugees, as well as the isolation of disabled and bereaved people. The project is exhibited on display stands outside Open Eye Gallery.

It Was Paradise - In Conversation takes place 8th July, 1.30pm - 2.30pm - more details can be found here

This exhibition runs from Saturday 7th July to Sunday 15th July, 9am - 9pm everyday