STEPHEN LAWRENCE STAGE

SATURDAY

Hosted by the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Exeter University

12.00 - OPENING & LIVE MUSIC

With Barış Öktem and Abdenour Bouich

12.45 - ARTEFACTS OF ACTIVISM: CREATIVITY, GENDER AND THE MIDDLE EAST

Exhibition of student works and curatorial talk and Q&A with Katie Natanel

13.20 - RE-VIEWING THE PAST, RE-SHAPING THE FUTURE

Talk and Q&A with James Downs

14.00 - COME TO POETRY

Readings in Arabic and English

14.15 - MARHABAH

Arabic taster class with Abla Oudeh.

15.00 - STORYTELLING FOR CHILDREN

With Christina Phillips, Fatima Rawan, and Rinat Harel

15.30 - YEZIDIS, MANDEANS AND OTHER RELIGIOUS MINORITIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Talk and Q&A with Christine Robins

16.00 - THE IMPORTANCE OF BAGHDAD

Talk and Q&A with Emily Selove

16.30 -COME TO POETRY

Readings in Kurdish and English

17.00 - MARHABAH

Arabic taster class with Abla Oudeh

17.30 - GOVEND

Kurdish Dance workshop with Barış Öktem

SUNDAY

ALL DAY - SPACE

Hosted by SPACE Youth Services

Music workshops, music performances from young people, cube game challenges, a mocktail bar, sumo suits, a learning & guidance session as well as Radio Rush, a radio show run by young people who will be walking around capturing the festival.

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