Events within the Space

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PAST EVENTS

Thursday 7 June

3pm-4.30pm Slingshot HipHop (Jackie Reem Salloum 2008)
Slingshot Hip Hop braids together the stories of young Palestinians living in Gaza, the West Bank and inside Israel as they discover Hip Hop and employ it as a tool to surmount divisions imposed by occupation and poverty.

4pm Introduction to Israeli Apartheid and BDS workshop
This introductory workshop will be run daily and is designed to give people some basic facts about Israeli apartheid and the Palestinian campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

4.30pm-6.30pm Teatro Di Nascosto — Hidden Theatre. Open workshop on Theatre Reportage.
Teatro di Nascosto, under the direction of Annet Henneman, has been making theatre reportage for fourteen years. Theatre reportage uses the stage as a medium of journalism, telling true stories of people and communities without a voice who are living through war and its aftermath, under oppression, poverty or in exile. The group have been invited to the Ashtar Youth Theatre Festival in Ramallah, Palestine in July to share 10 days of workshops, and will be hosting an open discussion about the use of theatre reportage as an agent for change and showcasing some of their work. More info

6:30pm What can people in the UK learn from and contribute to the struggle in Palestine?
Talk by Hesham and Shareefa

8pm-10pm Palestine and the Arab revolutions
Talk with Ahdaf Soueif, Novelist (The Map of Love) and Founding Chair of the Palestine Festival of Literature and Ben White author of Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, discrimination and democracy.

Friday 8 June

3pm-4.30pm Occupation 101 (Abdallah Omeish, Sufyan Omeish 2007)
A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. political involvement.

5pm Introduction to Israeli Apartheid and BDS workshop

This introductory workshop will be run daily and is designed to give people some basic facts about Israeli apartheid and the Palestinian campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

7pm Ilan Pappe
Israeli author (The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine) and scholar. Professor with the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of Exeter, formerly a senior lecturer in political science at the University of Haifa

9pm Sambatage
SOAS’ infamous samba band comes to Palestine Place for a booming jam session that will shake your soul to the rhythms of drums, whistles and Latin American percussion.

Sunday 10 June

1pm-2pm Organising meeting for emergency Sarsak demo Monday
Facebook event for the protest here.

10am-5pm ISM Workshop on going to Palestine
A workshop for anyone thinking of visiting Palestine to do solidarity work of any kind, or to help them decide about visiting Palestine. Full information on the workshop content can be found at this link. Day 2 of 2.

3pm-4.30pm FILM: Budrus (Julia Bacha 2010)
Award-winning Documentary about the Palestinian village that resisted Israel’s wall – with the support of Israeli and international activists – and won

5pm – 6.30pm Build Palestine! – Supporting Palestine’s Economy and Future
Zaytoun Palestinian farmers Co-operative, Co-Founder Atif Choudhury. Also, get in touch with Zaytoun direct if you want to become a distributor

7pm-9:30pm Jeremy Hardy
ComedianShowing of the film Jeremy Hardy vs the Israeli army by Leila Sansour followed by a talk by Jeremy Hardy

All Day Palestinian crafts and produce fair with embroidery, olive oil, soaps and crafts from the West Bank and Gaza.

Monday 11 June

3pm Making Maqamic Music – a practical introduction to classical Arabic music
We’ll make some simple Arabic music using our voice, body percussion and the ‘oud (the middle-eastern mother of the lute/guitar). We’ll explore how music is composed, what is considered ‘beautiful’ and learn some basic scales, rhythms and inflections and maybe even perform it at the end!? Disclaimer: Al is by no means an expert and welcomes people sharing their knowledge and experience!

3pm-5pm Fight for the life of Mahmoud Sarsak (Department for Culture Media and Sport, 2-4 Cockspur Street London SW1Y 5DH)
A second protest in solidarity with hunger-striking footballer Mahmoud Sarsak. On his 82nd day, he is protesting his internationally-illegal detention under the so-called “Unlawful Combatants Law”, without trial or charge. Mahmoud Sarsak is near his death-bed, so please go along to show your support if you can.

5pm Introduction to Israeli Apartheid and BDS workshop
This introductory workshop will be run daily and is designed to give people some basic facts about Israeli apartheid and the Palestinian campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

5pm-6.30pm Visit Palestine (Katie Barlow 2003)
Activist Caoimhe Butterly narrates life in Jenin reugee camp circa 2002. A film strong on conveying the daily struggle of women under occupation and the evolution of the International Solidarity Movement in Palestine.

7pm Building the Boycott of Israeli Apartheid
Jonathan Rosenhead, BRICUP (British Committee for Universities of Palestine), Michael Deas, Co-Ordinator, BDS National Committee, Ewa Jasiewicz, journalist and activist.

Wednesday 13 June

3pm-6pm Stencil T-shirt drop-in workshop

4pm Glyn Secker, Captain of the Jewish Boat to Gaza and member of Jews for Justice for Palestinians (JFJP) talks about socialist/humanist Jewish history which predated Zionism and how it was supplanted by Zionism. He will then locate us in today’s  environment – US Christian Zionism, the neo-liberal economics and the Arab Spring.

5pm Introduction to Israeli Apartheid and BDS workshop
This introductory workshop will be run daily and is designed to give people some basic facts about Israeli apartheid and the Palestinian campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

5pm Ethnic Cleansing in the UK: Dale Farm
2 activists who were present during the resistance to the huge operation to evict Irish Travellers from their land in Essex last October and now involved in the Traveller Solidarity Network will be talking about their experiences and the issue of evictions and ethnic cleansing closer to home.

6pm Health is a Political Issue – The impact of the Occupation, apartheid and blockade on health in Palestine
Jasr Kawkaby, Palestinian Paediatrician from Gaza who attempted to enter Gaza aboard The Dignity Free Gaza boat in January 2009 which was rammed three times and nearly sunk by Israeli warships. Jasr managed to enter through Egypt and worked at Al-Shifa Hospital treating children throughout Operation Cast Lead which saw 1400 people killed, including over 350 children and over 5000 people injured. Hear his story.

7pm Gaza Beneath the Bombs
Sharyn Lock, activist and Author (Gaza Beneath the Bombs) talks about her extensive experience of solidarity work in Palestine and Lebanon. Sharyn was also one of the initiators of The Free Gaza Movement which broke through Israel’s siege on Gaza, by sea, five times. She was a medical volunteer throughout Israel’s war on Gaza 2008-2009

8.30pm In Ramallah, Runningby author and critic Guy Mannes-Abbott
Book reading and talk about running in bubble boom-town Ramallah and walking out through the hills and valleys to, through, off and beyond Occupation limits. His texts attempt to recover the place from Occupied space and his book includes responses made to those texts by International artists and writers.

8.30pm Conversation with Syria activists
Featuring Miriyam Asfar, anthropologist, internet researcher and activist, Dan gorman, Director of Reel Festivals and cultural activist and Simon Assaf, activist and journalist

Thursday 14 June

2:30pm-3:30pm Jordan Valley Workshop

4pm-6pm Corporate Watch – Book Talk and Discussion on BDS - Information for Action. The End of Israeli Apartheid, militarism and occupation will not be achieved by governments and politicians but through active grassroots solidarity. This workshop will show you how.

5pm Introduction to Israeli Apartheid and BDS workshop
This introductory workshop will be run daily and is designed to give people some basic facts about Israeli apartheid and the Palestinian campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel

5:30pm-7:00pm Palestinian short films screening
Short films by: Elia Suleiman, Ihab Jadallah, Maha Assal, Firas Khoury, and more.

6-7pm “To be anti-racist you have to be anti-zionist”: with Women of Colour @ Global Women’s Strike.
Building grassroots support support for the Palestinian boycott and the prisoners’ hunger strike and fighting media censorship of anti-zionism.

7pm P.E.D.A.L. – 100 Days to Palestine
PEDAL is a group of community organisers, artists, food growers and cyclists who travelled from London to Palestine by bicycle in 100 days in Spring 2011. The Group focused on resisting those who prevent access to land and community control of resources linking food growers across Europe to the Middle East, and by supporting the Palestinian call for BDS.

7pm-9pm- No Borders Monthly Meeting
The London No borders group will be holding their monthly meeting (usually held at the London Action Resource Centre) inside our very own Palestine Place. The meeting will be about discussing current campaigns, organizing events/actions for the month, and a general check in for No Border activists in London. http://london.noborders.org.uk/

8pm-9/9:30pm Ghada Karmi
Jerusalem-born Palestinian Doctor of medicine, author (Married to another man: Israel’s dilemma in Palestine) and academic

Friday 15 June

3pm-4.30pm Erased Wiped Off the Map (Alberto Arce and Mohammed Rujailah 2009)
The only Western-made documentary on Operation Cast Lead 2008-2009 featuring evidence of Israel’s use of white phosphorous in civilian areas, shooting of medical personnel and targeting of children

4pm Introduction to Israeli Apartheid and BDS workshop
This introductory workshop will be run daily and is designed to give people some basic facts about Israeli apartheid and the Palestinian campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

5:30pm The architecture of the occupation with Nadia Barhoum
Nadia Barhoum, a Palestinian American Master’s student in Research Architecture at Goldsmiths College, will introduce and facilitate a discussion about the the architecture of occupation in Palestine. It will be a discussion about the built environment and Israel’s state planning policies in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

6pm Implications of the Syrian uprising for Palestine
Discussion facilitated by Rif

7pm ‘Journey Through Thorns’
One man’s story of growing up in Gaza during the First Intifada and setting up a trauma centre in Gaza. Presentation and discussion. Excellent introduction to a complex issue through a personal account. Mohammed Altawil and David Harrold. Palestinian Trauma Centre (UK)

8pm-9.30pm Screening ‘Racism Report: Africans in Israel’ documentary followed by panel discussion: David Sheen, Samantha Asumadu and Carol Roper. The documentary demonstrates the racism faced by the African migrant community in apartheid Israel.

9pm Performative presentation on Music and Resistance
With audience participation! By Reem Kelani (Palestinian singer, musician and broadcaster)

10pm Rebetiko Recycled
Rebetiko is the blues of Greece. It sings about love and loss, joys and hardships, oppression and defiance.  It bridges East and West, past and present.  Rebetiko Recycled will present some songs from the turbulent political history of the country.
Saturday 16 June

12pm-1pm Skype link with Basem Sbaih from BADIL
an independent, community-based non-profit organization mandated to defend and promote the rights of Palestinian refugees and IDPs.

1pm John Rose on the Myths of Zionism
John Rose provides a critical account of the historical, political and cultural roots of Zionism and shows how this powerful political force is based in mythology; ancient, medieval and modern. Many of these stories, as with other mythologies, have no basis in fact. However, because Zionism is a living political force, these myths have been used to justify very real and political ends — namely, the expulsion and continuing persecution of the Palestinians

2pm Visualizing Palestine – A Discussion on Harnessing Visual Media for Social Justice
Ahmad Barclay introduces the work of this new infographics and visual media project (visualizingpalestine.org), followed by an open discussion inviting ideas and debate on how to frame stories that can connect a wider audience with the reality of the Palestinian struggle.

2pm Ethnic Cleansing in Burma - a talk by Restless Beings and BRO UK (Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK)

3pm-5pm John Snowden (Boycott Israel Network and Palestine Solidarity Campaign) and Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi; World Social Forum and Cultural Boycott

5.30pm-7pm Israel’s ‘Best Friend’ in Europe
the Polish roots of Israel and today’s special relationship – A screening of excerpts of Betar (Robert Kaczmark and Piotr Gontarczyk 2011) and talk by Ewa Jasiewicz including English readings from her award nominated book ‘Podpalic Gaze’ (Razing Gaza).

7pm Selma Dabbagh
British Palestinian writer of fiction based in London (Out of It)

7.30pm – 1am Palestine Place closes with its farewell event

Palestine Place will be holding its farewell event with a night of political hip-hop and acoustic vibes.

Confirmed acts include: Raast, Rakin Niass, Ibrahim Sincere, Righteous, King Le Cha Lion, Raggo Zulu Rebel, Kapwon Artist, Mizan the poet (spoken word)

Sunday 17 June

4pm-6pm Arthur Neslen, Journalist and Author (Occupied Minds: A Journey Through the Israeli Psyche)

6pm Palestine Place: Where Next?
A discussion on next steps, and to tie down the many exciting possibilities for future action.


Comments
4 Responses to “Events within the Space”
  1. moira says:

    great lineups. thx to organisers.

  2. Layla says:

    An incredible evening kickstarted with a fascinating talk by Israeli revisionist historian, activist and academic Ilan Pappe, followed by a delicious free meal and topped off by a samba band. What an inspiring, informative, welcoming and innovative place. Hige respect to everyone who is making this happen x

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