Stand With Palestinians: Messages From Gaza

Featuring: Messages from Gaza Now, The Gaza Monologues, and more.

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Join us at The Arcola Theatre in solidarity with the Palestinian people and to bear witness to accounts of life under occupation in Palestine.

We will present Hossam Madhoun’s accounts of life currently in Gaza from October 2023 to the present day as part of Messages from Gaza Now. Hossam is co-director of Theatre for Everybody, who have been in partnership with Az Theatre (London) since 2009. In these messages he shares his reality with us.

Alongside this we will read from the Gaza Monologues which are testimonies written by ASHTAR youth in 2010, after the first war on the Gaza Strip. Tragically, these monologues are still relevant today.

These accounts highlight the horrors, hopes and resilience of Gazans to a wider audience, giving voice to the courageous children and people in Gaza.

We aim to intersperse the monologues and accounts with music, poetry and additional pieces from Palestinian artists and allies in response to the ongoing violence. There will be an interval. After the interval there will be some time to reflect together.

All funds raised from this event will go to ASHTAR Theatre (Ramallah), Theatre for Everybody (Gaza), Freedom Theatre (Jenin) and We Are Not Numbers in Gaza (in honour of Refaat Alareer who was one of the founders). There will also be a collection box on the day for further cash donations.

This night is dedicated to all the beautiful minds, the minds that are barely hours old, to those we’ll never know, and more recently to Refaat Al Areer; Artist, Academic, Poet, Educator, Activist. A beacon for so many. We dedicate this evening to him. We honour his legacy.

Presented by a grassroots collective of cultural workers, united in support of the Palestinian people.

We want to make this event accessible and inclusive. If you would like to attend but are not in a position to pay, please don’t hesitate to email (standwithpals@gmail.com)

Artwork Credit: Sabba Khan

 

Participants include:

Hannah Abdule, Sami Abu Wardeh, Zena Agha, Nadia Albina, Ahmed Alnaouq, Yousef Alhelou, Osama Al Azzeh, Sofia Amir, Selma Dabbagh, Shareefa Energy, Souad Faress, Laura Hanna, Bilal Hasna, Luca Kamleh-Chapman, Nadi Kemp-Sayfi, Ruth Lass, Sara Masry, Nadia Nadif, Ényì Okoronkwo, Laura Percival, Barnaby Raine, Sama Rantisi, Joel Samuels, Alaa Shehada, Juliet Stevenson, Saeed Taji Farouky.

With: Jonathan Chadwick and Zoe Lafferty

Co-Chaired byZena Agha and Taghrid Choucair-Vizoso

Music by: Kareem Samara and Yara Salahiddeen

Co-curated and facilitated by:

Hannah Abdule, Zena Agha, Zia Ahmed, Hannah Ali, Penny Babakhani, Jonathan Chadwick, Taghrid Choucair-Vizoso, Laura Hanna, Zainab Hasan, Rabiah Hussain, Zoe Lafferty, Ruth Lass, Alexandra Lort Phillips, John Paul McGroarty, Laura Percival, Aisha Zia.

With huge thanks for support from:

62 Gladstone StreetAshtar TheatreAz Theatre, Bespoke Reels,  Freedom TheatreMakan, P21 GallerySide eYe ProductionsTheatre For EverybodyYard Heads International, Zena Agha, Daisy Bard, Laura DinnettTeresa Durán, Angeline Ferguson, Sorcha Fhionntain, Sabba Khan, Charlie Lort-Phillips, Hossam Madhoun, and a huge thanks to all the participants for their time and support around this too.