• At Home in Gaza and London by Station House Opera


Tuesday 10 July


10 July 2018 5.30pm

At Home in Gaza and London

Everyman Theatre  |  £10

At Home in Gaza and London

Followed by post-show discussion with the creators of the project 

Directed by Julian Maynard Smith and Taghrid Choucair-Vizoso

At Home in Gaza and London by Station House Opera follows the lives of people in two locations separated by great political, economic and physical divides.

Using a mix of live-streaming and recorded video, a single performance space is created where artists in Gaza and London work together.

The audience is invited to explore ideas of home and some of the more hidden realities of life in two locations, 2,000 miles apart.

Book here

10 July 2018 4pm - 4:45pm

Artist in Residence: Asia Alfasi

The Bluecoat  |  FREE

Meet British Libyan artist and graphic novelist Asia Alfasi as she creates new manga-inspired works while in residence at LAAF.

During her residency, Alfasi will showcase pieces inspired by her childhood in Libya and her visits to the country during and after the recent revolution. Using the Arab and Muslim aspects of her heritage, she creates stories that provoke cross-cultural dialogue and she invites us to join the conversation.

10 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

10 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