To keep us connected to culture and arts at this time, we are sharing with you some interesting online content from partners and arts and cultural organisations in Palestine and in the UK to enjoy from home until we can meet again in theatres, cinemas, museums, music venues, cafes, the streets…hopefully very soon.

If you have suggestions, please get in touch.

 Last updated on 27 July 2020

UK and international content:

Ayouni Documentary Film

Made over 7 years, Ayouni follows the journeys of two phenomenal women Noura and Machi; their loved ones - open source software developer Bassel Khartabil, and Jesuit priest Father Paolo Dall’Oglio - are amongst over 100,000 forcibly disappeared individuals in Syria. Faced with the limbo of an overwhelming absence of information, hope is their only anchor. The film is available in (English, Arabic, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Russian), and it is free to view in the MENA region.

Film: Marcel Khalife's Voyageur - online screening

Part of MARSM UK's regular music film screening programme. In celebration of Marcel Khalife’s 70th birthday, MARSM is streaming ‘Voyageur', an engrossing audio-visual documentary, that covers the life and journeys of Marcel in a way never seen before.

Blog: Jamz Supernova's Black British Music Selection

British Council’s Selector Radio host, Jamz Supernova, reflects on #BlackLivesMatter, Black British music and curates tracks from Black UK artists that speak to the times.

Safer Spaces: The First Virtual Reality Mental Health Art Exhibition in The Middle East

A collective consciousness exhibition, from the Art Space, that aims to normalize and spark conversation around mental health in the Arab world. Comprised of an epic collection of 70 artworks, created by 19 emerging artists based in the GCC, the show aims to explore and portray one of the most vulnerable, intimate spaces to exist: the mind.

Dishing Identity

Live discussion by Sowt Jameel.⁠ In collaboration with the Mahdoom podcast (Sowt صوت), the session - 'Dishing Identity', with  artist Mirna Bamieh, founder of Palestine Hosting Society, and anthropologist Gida Hamam, will be a discussion on the association between food, identity, the preservation of culinary heritage and forms of cultural resistance.

Faisal Al Yafai - Literary Salon Series

Journalist, Faisal Al Yafai, has recently launched an online literary salon series. Check out his conversations with novelist Malu Halasa and poet Hala Alyan via his youtube page.