The highlight of Celebrating Syria Festival 2019 was Saad Hajo’s special exhibition “ To See or Not to See: That is the Question... Ignorance is Bliss”, which took place at NIAMOS Manchester between 2 and 9 November. The exhibition was a cry against violence, and oppression and against the world’s indifference. Hajo’s incredible art work attracted local and international media who came to his exhibition to interview him. Hajo did two exhibition tours on the 3rd and 5th November at NIAMOS and people were impressed by his thought-provoking and highly talented work.
This event is part of the third annual Celebrating Syria Festival that took place between 2 and 9 November 2019 and included 20 activities in different venues across Manchester. Considered one of the biggest if not the biggest of its kind in Europe, Celebrating Syria Festival aims to reflect the richness and diversity of Syrian heritage and culture.
It is the Syrians narrative about Syria! Where we as Syrians wish to change the narrative from that depicted in the media as one characterised by violence, pain and suffering, into one where Syria is seen as a country that, throughout history, has contributed immeasurably to human civilisation and world culture.
Watch the coverage of this event on Alaraby TV in Arabic: