August 2017
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The 5th Bet Lahem Live Festival

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The 5th Bet Lahem Live Festival, organized by Holy Land Trust, has the theme “To the Roots” to highlight the roots of resilience from which Palestinians have continued to blossom and revive Star Street with a variety of cultural activities such as dance, theatre, art, and music. Star Street.

Cultural Expression through Ceramic Painting Workshop

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Cultural Expression through Ceramic Painting Workshop, organized within The 5th Bet Lahem Live Festival by Winifred Needler, the Deputy Keeper of the Near Eastern Department at the Royal Ontario Museum of Archaeology, teaching traditional skills of pottery painting as an opportunity to learn about art resilience and creativity. Creative Hob, Star Street.

Being an artist in a conflict region

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Being an artist in a conflict region: personal experiences shared in an artistic gathering followed by a jamming session, organized within The 5th Bet Lahem Live Festival. Creative Hob, Star Street.

Humanizing Journalism

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Humanizing Journalism in the Palestinian Experience is a gathering organized within The 5th Bet Lahem Live Festival by Daoud Kuttab, an award-winning Palestinian journalist and former Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University in the United States. He will speak about the importance of human-interest reporting as a way to humanize the journalistic coverage of the life, aspirations, challenges, and dreams of Palestinians. Holy Land Trust. Hosh Hanania Building.

Awaken your creativity

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Awaken your creativity through the Playfulness and Spontaneity Workshop, organized within The 5th Bet Lahem Live Festival, which will take participants on a journey into their playful, creative, and artistic side in a laboratory that contains various games and exercises to experiment with various tools of art, such as body, script, music, objects, drawing, and installation. Creative Hub, Star Street.

12:00 – 15:00 Awaken your creativity through the Playfulness and Spontaneity Workshop, organized within The 5th Bet Lahem Live Festival, which will take participants on a journey into their playful, creative, and artistic side in a laboratory that contains various games and exercises to experiment with various tools of art, such as body, script, music, objects, drawing, and installation. Creative Hub, Star Street.

13:00 – 16:00 Fingerprint of Hope: Our Dreams and Innovations is a gathering for young women, 13–18 years old, organized within The 5th Bet Lahem Live Festival. It offers a variety of fun activities and dialogues of interest with other young women who have experienced the journey of discovering themselves, their skills, and their ambitions. Kid-friendly event. Bethlehem Peace Center.

16:00 – 18:00 Empowering Women through Communicating with the Self and the Body to discover the sources of power and energy, facilitated by Dina Awwad Srour and organized within The 5th Bet Lahem Live Festival. Holy Land Trust, Hosh Hanania Building.

17:00 – 18:30 We Are All for Each Other and the Nation Brings Us Together is a gathering organized within The 5th Bet Lahem Live Festival to explore the Abrahamic values and foundation of human relationships in the community by sharing personal experiences. Bethlehem Icon School.

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10:00 – 13:00 Your Children Are Not Yours is an interactive meeting about children and family, guided by the experts Dina Awwad Srour and Dr. Hanna Srour from Galilee. It is part of The 5th Bet Lahem Live Festival. Holy Land Trust, Hosh Hanania Building.

12:00 – 15:00 PsychoDrama: Performance and Emotions is a drama performance session that allows participants to express themselves, their emotions, and their questions through body movements, acting, and reflection. Organized within The 5th Bet Lahem Live Festival. Creative Hob, Star Street.

17:00 – 20:00 No to Conflict, Yes to Diversity is an open meeting organized within The 5th Bet Lahem Live Festival to explore the role of divine law in a pluralist society and to get to know the secrets of cooperation and partnership required to live in peace. Bethlehem Peace Center.

The Second Shepherds Beer Fest

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The Second Shepherds Beer Fest, organized by Birzeit Brewery and brewed by Brothers for Friends to celebrate this Palestinian premium product and promote the taste of Palestine with good music, delicious food, and excellent beer. Osh al-Ghorab, Beit Sahour.