Summer Festival of Cultural Activities
3 - 9 July 2017, Al Ma'mal & Gallery Anadiel
Bringing together over 30 children from the old city of Jerusalem, between 9-14 years old, the workshop aimed to provide an opportunity to engage the wider community in the old city with creative practices and activities at Al Ma'mal's premise.
Children joined us from the Terra Santa School and African Community Society every day for 5 consecutive days, taking on visual art workshops with artist Shada Safadi, sculpting in clay, creating prints, and painting murals, as well as a dance and movement workshop with Bahaa Sous from Al-Harah Theatre in collaboration with Italian dance company, Choronde Progetto Educativo.
In celebration of the festival activities, we held an intimate ceremony for children and their families at the Hakawati National Theatre in Jerusalem, celebrating the participant's achievements and enjoying special performances featuring Italian guest artists Gek Tessaro and Associazione Sosta Palmizi.
The performances was opened to the public the following day, and had a special guest appearance by the Palestinian star, Arab Idol winner Yacoub Shaheen.
This project was generously supported by the Consulate General of Italy in Jerusalem.