Family Day: Miles Apart, Still in the Heart

On Saturday 26 March 2022 we concluded our 5th Celebrating Syria Festival with a day full of entrainment for the whole family. It was a great opportunity to enjoy Syrian foods and drinks, spiritual and folk music, and art workshops. With the sun shinning all over the place and people meeting each other after a long time of isolation, the final event was indeed the perfect end of our festival. It was a lively afternoon full of Syrian tradition, food, culture, and togetherness!

This event is part of the 5th Celebrating Syria: a Festival of Arts and Culture. For the full festival programme, please visit

Building on 4 years of success, culminating in an entirely virtual festival in December 2020, Rethink Rebuild Society persists with its creative mission, showcasing the talent and creativity of Syrian artists in the UK and presenting a truly bright image of Syria and its culture and heritage, an image that has long been neglected amidst the war and the refugee crisis.

The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Distance’, a title that is ‘inspired’ by social distancing measures imposed on us all as a result of the COVID-19, where isolation and distance became the norm and many people stayed away from loved ones. ‘Distance’ also sums up the experiences of many Syrian and non-Syrian people, forcibly displaced, exiled or refugees around the world as a result of injustice.