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The Sharek Project
Wed, 7 Sep 2016, 19:00 – Sat, 12 Nov 2016, 16:00 BST
The Sharek Project shares Arabic cultures in Derry~Londonderry.
In the past, Derry~Londonderry was a major port for emigration, as well as a destination for settlement. In recent years, our city has offered a home to people from overseas, including Jewish refugees from in Europe, and migrants from Poland, India, the Philippines, countries in Africa and more.
Recently, a dozen families from war-torn Syria found safe harbour in Derry. The Sharek Project celebrates this latest diversity, and provides channels for friendship and integration with new residents.
There are a wide range of free workshops for all who are interested in learning about or sharing cultures. Workshops will be facilitated by local people who speak Arabic. Everyone is welcome.
7 Sept, Arabic language taster session
14 Sept, Arabic cafe plus language taster
21 Sept, Arabic music and dance
28 Sept, Arabic poetry and books
5 Oct, Islam and new year
12 Oct, Arabic films
19 Oct, Arabic songs
26 Oct, Arabic family histories and stories
2 Nov, Arabic fashion and clothes (sewing venue to be confirmed)
Sat 12 Nov, 2-6pm Arabic arts and culture showcase
Most workshops will be held at The Playhouse Theatre, BT48 6RG, from 7-9pm on Wednesdays in September to November 2016. Workshops may be changed, so its best to book in advance, rather than just turn up. Tailored sessions in other venues are also available upon request.
Book your workshop place/s at www.sharekproject.eventbrite.co.uk
Sharek is a project of Sole Purpose Productions, co-ordinated by Patricia Bryne, and funded by Derry City and Strabane District Council.