July 2019
All Cities

The Near, the Distant

Birzeit (02)

The Near, the Distant, dialogue and catalogue launch on Palestinian art history through the exhibition Intimate Terrains. The catalogue includes the research materials assembled by the exhibition curator, Dr. Tina Sherwell, as well as a rich visual collection of photographs of the artworks that comprise the exhibition. Organized by the Palestinian Museum with Dr. Tina Sherwell, Artist Hazem Harb, and Dr. Adila Laïdi-Hanieh. The Palestinian Museum.

Gaza (08)

Monday 1 – Monday 15

Comics Course: Stories from the Palestinian Refugee Camp, conducted by Artist Khaled Jarada, for children 12 and 13 years old. Participants will create three comic stories about the landscape of the refugee camp. Organized by the Palestinian Museum in cooperation with Tamer Institute for Community Education. Al-Maghazi Community Rehabilitation Society.

Gaza (08)

Sunday 7 – Sunday 14

Land Art is a series of workshops organized by the Palestinian Museum in cooperation with HOPE Foundation for children from 8 to 12. Together with an artist and a poet, the participants will create monuments made from natural materials collected from the land and will be guided into writing poetry inspired by the themes of the exhibition Intimate Terrains. Palestine Red Crescent Society, Khan Yunis.

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

A concert by Ensemble Ibn Arabi from Morocco, organized by the Popular Art Centre as part of the Palestine International Festival for Dance and Music 2019. Ramallah Cultural Palace.

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

A concert by the Miraz Ensemble from Turkey, organized by the Popular Art Centre as part of the Palestine International Festival for Dance and Music 2019. Ramallah Cultural Palace.

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

A concert by Albaitil Ashwai music band from Jordan, and Black and White hip-hop dance band from France, organized by the Popular Art Centre as part of the Palestine International Festival for Dance and Music 2019. Ramallah Cultural Palace.

Connection

Nazareth

“Connection” is a concert by Amwaj Choir from Bethlehem and Hebron, and Zeriab Conservatory from Nazareth. Young Palestinian musicians meet around a music program of songs in Arabic and French, with the participation of the percussionist Youssef Hbeisch and the pianist Fadi Deeb. Organized by Institut Français de Nazareth in collaboration with Amwaj Choir and Zeriab Conservatory. Basilica of Jesus the Adolescent.

Young Voices Meet

Shefa ‘Amr

“Young Voices Meet” is a musical encounter between young singers from Amwaj Choir from Bethlehem and Hebron, and Beit Al-Musica Conservatory from Shefa ‘Amr. This vibrant music program from various countries will include the participation of pianist Fadi Deeb. Organized by Beit Al-Musica in collaboration with Amwaj Choir. Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

A concert by the Shayfeen Ensemble, a hip-hop and rap band from Morocco. The concert is organized by the Popular Art Centre as part of the Palestine International Festival for Dance and Music 2019. A. M. Qattan Foundation.

“Sounds: Discovering What Is Hidden in Nature and Space”

Birzeit (02)

“Sounds: Discovering What Is Hidden in Nature and Space” is a musical evening with the musician Tarek Abboushi, organized by the Palestinian Museum. Tareq will perform a new work centered on an exploration of the spiritual role of sound in the construction of space in the Sakiya project, Ein Qinya. Gathering point is at the Palestinian Museum at 17:45. For registration, please visit: http://www.palmuseum.org/contact-us/what-s-on-intimate-terrains.

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

The Ramallah Orchestra Tour is a musical experience created in 2008 and organized by Al Kamandjati Association. It brings together skilled students to perform and express their talents with the support of international musicians. Ramallah Municipal Theatre.

East Jerusalem (02), Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

The Ramallah Orchestra Tour is a musical experience created in 2008 and organized by Al Kamandjati Association. Skilled students perform and express their talents with the support of international musicians. Augusta Victoria Church.

Birzeit (02)

Wednesday 3, 17

Guest Curator’s Tour, organized by the Palestinian Museum, with Dr. Tina Sherwell, to explore a long history of representations of the Palestinian landscape and its topographical changes over the years. The Palestinian Museum.

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Dance exhibition that examines the archives of 40 years of dance by El-Funoun Popular Dance Troupe. A. M. Qattan Foundation.

Abstract Art and Natural Materials

Birzeit (02)

Objects-in-Focus: Abstract Art and Natural Materials – Sensory Ecstasy through Touching and Smelling the Land, with Artist Tayseer Barakat presenting his work Untitled, 1997, in which he has engraved the surface of wood with abstract forms of people and animals to give the feeling of a manuscript or a hieroglyphic tablet, simultaneously suggesting an ancient relic and engaging the visual traditions of the region. The Palestinian Museum.

Pather Panchali

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Pather Panchali, produced in 1955 and directed by Satyajit Ray, is a 125-minute film in Indian with Arabic subtitles about a small boy who lives with his impoverished family in rural West Bengal dreaming of a better life for himself and his family. A. M. Qattan Foundation.

Sherlock Jr.

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Sherlock Jr., produced in 1924 and directed by Buster Keaton, is a 45-minute film in English with Arabic subtitles about a film projectionist who longs to be a detective, putting his meager skills to work by dreaming himself into the movies he screens for the audience. A. M. Qattan Foundation.

What Can People Do without a Geography?

Birzeit (02)

What Can People Do without a Geography?  film screening and performance directed by the filmmaker and artist Sobhi al-Zobaidi. The film reveals how Palestinians manage to combat their loss of real physical space and to navigate their presence in the world by exploring films, video, and artworks. The Palestinian Museum.

Life is Sweet

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Life is Sweet, produced in 1990 and directed by Mike Leigh, is a 105-minute comedy-drama, in English with Arabic subtitles, about twin sisters pondering their lives over a few weeks in a working-class suburb north of London. A. M. Qattan Foundation.

Naked

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Naked, produced in 1993 and directed by Mike Leigh, is a 132-minute film in English with Arabic subtitles about parallel tales of two sexually obsessed men, one hurting and annoying women physically and mentally, one wandering around the city talking to strangers and experiencing dimensions of life. A. M. Qattan Foundation.

Secrets and Lies

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Secrets and Lies, produced in 1996 and directed by Mike Leigh, is a 136-minute film in English with Arabic subtitles about a successful black woman who discovers that her birth mother is an underprivileged white woman, but the woman denies it. As emotions run high, everyone’s secrets are exposed. A. M. Qattan Foundation.

Bethlehem (02)

Tuesday 2 – Friday 5

Youth 4G is a religious and cultural summer camp for youth between 12 and 18 years old. Organized by Immanuel Evangelical Church. Murad Tourist Resort.

East Jerusalem (02)

The Official Palestinian Championship for Rubik Cube Solution, organized by Jerusalem Talent Centre –TRIZ. TRIZ, Salah Al-Din Street. For registration, please visit https://forms.gle/wnovwWzdJpDGiFmr6.

East Jerusalem (02)

The Official Palestinian Championship for Rubik Cube Solution, organized by Jerusalem Talent Centre –TRIZ. TRIZ, Salah Al-Din Street. For registration, please visit https://forms.gle/wnovwWzdJpDGiFmr6.

Birzeit (02)

Platform Launch of the Palestinian Museum Digital Archive Project, organized by the Palestinian Museum. The project constitutes a major component of the virtual platform of the Palestinian Museum and 85,000 digitized documents in a regularly updated open-access digital archive. The Palestinian Museum.

Bethlehem (02)

Opening ceremony of the Second Bethlehem District Diaspora Convention, organized by Bethlehem Municipality in cooperation with the municipalities of Beit Jala and Beit Sahour. Convention Palace. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/BethlehemConvention/.

Al-Fawanees

East Jerusalem (02)

Saturday 13 – Saturday 20

Al-Fawanees is a musical composed by Suhail Khoury, directed by Edward Muallem and Fernado Nope, and presented by Yabous Cultural Centre. Based on Ghassan Kanafani’s book, Al-Qandeel Al-Saghir, the musical is performed with the participation of 40 children accompanied by 30 musicians from the orchestra of the National Conservatory of Music. Faisal Husseini Hall – Yabous Cultural Centre.