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Longing Belonging and Balfour: musical+workshops on 1917 Balfour Letter.

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'Longing Belonging and Balfour', a musical theatre telling of the 1917 Balfour Declaration story.

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There will be a musical event in York on the evening, and Workshops during the day.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE TO RECEIVE FULL DETAILS

Funded via crowdfunding and the Arts council, this hour-long musical is a mishmosh of Jazz Klezmer, Arabic and Ottoman music, Salvation Army tunes, Story and Yiddish song. It draws from the Russian scientist and Zionist Chaim Weizmann's account of how he won the heart of Arthur Balfour, misty-eyed imperialist, to extract a promise for a homeland for The Jews in British-held Palestine in 1917. Other stories will tell of Walter Williams, a Somerset soldier who admired the dashing General Allenby, conqueror of Jerusalem. What of the people already rooted there, the Palestinian Arabs? Not consulted, their fate would unfold more fully in the catastrophe of 1948. Their story will be told too.

Further details at

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/longing-belonging-and-balfour

but for details of the York events, make sure that you register HERE.

The shortform for this event is YorkBalfour.eventbrite.co.uk

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