It was a fantastic and busy start to our festival with the "Origami" workshop and "Future Aleppo" in association with Fun Palaces. The Syrian artist Azmi Shoufan delivered the origami workshop on 6th October at Longsight Library.
Born in Homs in 1994, Azmi left Syria in 2013 to Jordan to avoid forced military conscription. He taught himself origami using YouTube videos and meeting with some origami artists and friends. Azmi uses origami as a form of self-expression and to inspire young people that they can make amazing things from pieces of paper.
The event was open to all, and children especially enjoyed making models using only paper.