6PM (UK), Wednesday 26 May 2021 – via Facebook Live
Liverpool Arab Arts Festival and Milton Keynes Islamic Arts and Culture invite you to an evening of wide-ranging discussion and performance, celebrating Yemeni and diasporic Yemeni arts and cultural heritage.
We set the historical and political context of the conflict in order to better understand the living heritage of Yemen, the threats as well as prospects for the future. In Yemen itself, a new generation are defining the narrative, through the medium of art and culture, as well as providing much-needed opportunities to build livelihoods and create jobs. We highlight British-Yemeni artists who are weaving their own stories, through new mediums, raising awareness of the conflict and their experiences in the UK. We also hear from cultural institutes about international efforts to preserve Yemeni tangible and intangible heritage. Expect traditional music and a spoken word performance to end the evening!
This event is a precursor to an online festival that MKIAC is hosting on the 24th of July 2021 which will feature Yemeni performers and seeks to build public awareness of the situation in Yemen and raise funds for charity.