Shubbak's series of interactive, educational webinars for children and young people aged 12 years which highlight the creativity and innovation of Arab artists, are available to watch again.
Intercultural Journeys is the third in the series. Over 45 minutes the rapper Felukah, playwright Mudar Alhaggi and director Omar Elerian explore how they use language in their work, with particular focus on their areas of specialism; music and theatre.
Felukah raps in both Arabic and English. It's called code-switching. She is known for exploring multi-culturalism and self empowerment in her lyrics and poetry. In this webinar, she will talk about why she writes and performs in Arabic and English.
Mudar Alhaggi is an Arab and English speaking Syrian playwright, living and working in Germany. He recently worked with director Omar Elerian on The Return of Danton, a play performed in Arabic. They talk about authenticity and representation from the perspective of an artist living and producing work outside their country of birth.
The webinar includes:
- Clips of their work and creating in action
- Live activities for students to join (all abilities)
- Live Q&A for students to ask questions
Hosted by Alia Alzougbi.
The webinar ties in with curriculum subjects: English Literature, Drama & Theatre Arts, PSHE & Citizenship, Humanities, Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, Modern Foreign Languages (Arabic).
What to expect
Participating students will:
- Find out more about 3 inspirational Arab artists and how they use Arabic and English in their work.
- Engage in exciting activities, using languages of your choice.
- Have the opportunity to ask the artists questions about their art, their inspiration and how they made a career from being an artist.
Participating teachers will:
- Gain new ideas for KS3 & KS4 classroom activities using Hip Hop, languages and writing.
- Familiarise themselves with the work of the artists and their collaborators and how their artistic practice can stimulate classroom activities.
- Bring a global perspective to the curriculum by exposing students to artists of colour.
Duration: 45 minutes
The event is BSL interpreted
Suitable for KS3, KS4, college and ESOL students, youth and community groups in the UK and internationally. The webinar is in English.
Hosted on Zoom, the webinar follows the latest safeguarding requirements.
Participants do not need to prepare but please ensure they have pens and paper to hand for the activities.
Watch Unearthing Heritage, the first in the Shubbak and QFI webinar series for schools and young people.
Watch Walk With Us, the second in the Shubbak and QFI webinar series for schools and young people.
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