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25 February | London | SOAS Centenary Event - Celebrating Palestinian Culture & Community in London

SOAS Centenary Event - Celebrating Palestinian Culture & Community in London
Sat 25 Feb | 12:00
SOAS - University of London
Russell Square
WC1H 0XG

Organised by: Centre for Palestine Studies

Admission Free - All Welcome

SOAS Centenary Event. A day celebrating Palestine including a panel discussion, film screenings, food and comedy. All welcome! (unless stated otherwise all events are free to attend and open to all with no prior registration required): Highlights include:

12.00pm (Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre) Film Screening: Speed Sisters Dir Amber Fares (2015), 78 mins. Documentary following the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank,  five women have speed their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene.

2.00pm (Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre) Panel Discussion on Where is Palestine Going? with Adam Hanieh (SOAS), Karma Nabulsi (Oxford) and Sir Vincent Fean (former UK Consul-General in Jerusalem). Chair: Gilbert Achcar, SOAS.

4.00pm (Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre) Film Screening: Rough Stage Dir Toomas Järvet (2015), 74 mins. Documentary film by Estonian director Toomas Järvet. A Palestinian man dreams of putting on a contemporary dance performance in Ramallah. Followed by Q&A with the director Toomas Järvet. Chair: Julianne Rooney, Frontline Club. Co-hosted with the Frontline Club. Pre-registration required. To register visit Eventbrite

Evening Comedy Performance (Brunei Suite) with Jenan Younis.

Plus a live evening concert by internationally acclaimed singer, musician and musicologist, Reem Kelani accompanied by the impressive Bruno Heinen on piano. Concert tickets: £5. To purchase tickets please visit the SOAS Online Store.

Sponsored by: Frontline Club

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