Saturday 14 July
14 July 2018 7.30pm
The Shroud Maker by Ahmed Masoud
Unity Theatre | £12.50/£10.50
Hajja Souad, an 80-year old woman living in El Shujaia Neighbourhood, has survived decades of wars, deportation and oppression by making and selling shrouds for the dead, profiting from the suffering around her.
Loosely based on a real-life character still living in Gaza, The Shroud Maker is a dark new satire by Ahmed Masoud, starring Julia Tarnoky.
14 July 2018 11am - 3.30pm
Everyman Theatre | FREE (limited places, booking required)
Story Spinning with Alia Alzougbi and Everyman Playhouse is a practical workshop for adults of any age. Designed to be relaxing, fun and interactive, the day will start with a story by Alia, before participants share and reflect on their own life stories. The workshop will conclude with a storytelling by Alia using material gathered from the day.
14 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