The Freedom Across Borders conference is an opportunity for a wide range of human rights activists in the UK and Syrian human rights activists to meet and learn about each other’s work, and to explore opportunities for solidarity.
Damascus-born Dima Wannous is a writer and cultural journalist. She has written for multiple Arab and international newspapers, managed the cultural section of the online magazine Modon, and hosted a cultural TV show from 2008-18.
Qisetna will be visiting the University of Leeds in July to share some stories from the Qisetna archive. The event will also include a screening of one of their films produced in collaboration with Bidayyat Audiovisual Arts.
Join us for a special Refugee Week late opening featuring storytelling, performances, art workshops, food and more. This will be a free and informal event, with different activities taking place throughout the evening across our exhibition and café spaces.
Internationally renowned Syrian classical guitarist Ayman Jarjour has performed worldwide, including at Carnegie Hall in New York, and studied in Madrid and Juilliard. Ayman returns to Sevenoaks with a varied programme including Classical, Spanish, Latin, Modern and Syrian music, to support Syrian refugees resettling in the Sevenoaks area.
Come and get involved this summer and celebrate a day of Eid festivities with The Damascus Band. Performing at this year’s London Mayor Eid Festival, The Damascus Band are a group of exceptional Syrian musicians now based in the UK.