A Theatre of Hope

Marina Barham, Director of Al-Harah Theater, Palestine in conversation with Alia Alzougbi, Artistic Director & CEO of Shubbak Festival

In an evening celebrating the canon of Palestinian performing arts and its immense contribution to the global cultural scene, we hear from Marina Barham, co-founder of Al Harah Theatre in Bethlehem, as she reflects on the powerful role of the arts in sustaining and uplifting communities through times of polycrises, demonstrating that for many the division between art, politics & communal resistance is illusory.

Al-Harah Theater believes theatre has the potential to change the lives of those who make it and those who watch it. It creates compelling work for children, young people and adults that is challenging, yet moving, accessible and always honest. It tours locally, regionally and internationally, reaching villages, cities and marginalised areas, such as refugee camps.

Shubbak is the UK’s largest festival of contemporary Arab cultures. We support and celebrate the diversity of Arab artists’ creativity and innovation through professional, participatory and engagement programmes, national touring and a biennial multi-artform festival. Working inter/nationally, we co-commission, initiate and develop projects that encourage a wide range of creative approaches in an artist-centred, audience-focused process.

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Wed, 19 June 2024

7-8 pm


£12 / Pay what you can

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Palestine House

Holborn, London