Merseyside Yemeni Community Association
This free celebratory event will bring people together to celebrate Yemen, its heritage and culture through an afternoon of activity at Merseyside Yemeni Community Association.
The event launch Yemen in Conflict book, a new publication of poetry from the Yemen in Conflict project written in both English and Arabic. This will be accompanied by readings in English and Arabic from featured poets, screening of the film Love and Freedom, works from the Yemen in Conflict exhibition on display, and sharing authentic Yemeni food together and sharing stories of Yemen.
Salam For Yemen (Paris), Arabesque Events (Dublin) and Liverpool Arab Art Festival (Liverpool) held the first A Journey to Yemen event online on Saturday 27 March 2021. The event was an opportunity to discover Yemen, its heritage, its arts, its music and to raise awareness of the on-going humanitarian crisis. This second event will show that, despite its dark times, Yemen is a land of peace and tolerance. It is a country steeped in a rich history and culture that its people love to share.
Since 2019, Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, the University of Liverpool and the University of Leeds have been working in close collaboration on the Yemen in Conflict project. It asks how storytelling might heighten and enhance both political and public awareness of the situation in Yemen, and how this can lead to wider cultural understanding of diaspora and refugee communities in the UK. Copies of the book will be available on the day.
Image: Cover of Tomorrow Will Shine: Poems of War and Hope from the “Yemen in Conflict” project
In association with Salam For Yemen (Paris) and Arabesque Events (Dublin)
Yemen in Conflict is in partnership with:
Banner image: Still from the film Love and Freedom.
Merseyside Yemeni Community Association, 111 Beaumont St, Liverpool L8 0XABook Tickets