On 20 March 2022, and as part of Celebrating Syria Festival, RR hosted a panel discussion on Remembering & Forgetting with Rasha Yousef and Bassel Hariri and chaired by Julia Rampen. With mass destruction of built environment, and radical transformation of people’s way of living as a result of the conflict in Syria, how can we reconstruct a vanishing past?
On Saturday 19 March 2022, and as part of Celebrating Syria Festival, we had the pleasure to join the artist Manya Alkhmri’s workshop to make beautiful prints at contact theatre. It’s a quick print, also known as press-print, and is an easier and safer alternative to lino blocks for younger children. It’s also an ideal introduction to block printing for adults.
On Saturday 19 March 2022, and as part of Celebrating Syria Festival, we had the pleasure of enjoying a dabke (a folk dance) session with the one & only Faris Farraj at Contact Theatre. In this session, attendees learnt the basic steps of the Tayara Dabke, the traditional folk dance from Palestine. It was a lovely event and attendees had a lot of fun.