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 13 October 2020

Local content:

Check the British Council's tribute to the Palestinian artist Muhammed Joulani here.  

 UK and international content:

Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition

The Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition is held annually by the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature for school and university students. The inspiration for 2021 is Change the story. The deadline to submit your story is 04 November 2020.   

Opera North - Walking Home: Sound Journeys from Lockdown

Featuring musicians Khyam Allami, Maya Youssef, Abel Selaocoe, Martin Green, Alice Zawadski, a series of five sound journeys were composed and recorded during lockdown for BBC Arts and Arts Council England’s Culture in Quarantine programme. Created specifically to be listened to on headphones whilst walking, each piece has been made with a particular place or time in mind, offering the listener a unique chance to renew their imaginative connections with their environment.

#FinboroughForFree initiative

As part of the Finborough Theatre’s #FinboroughForFree initiative, the theatre will be releasing a new play every month for as long as they can during their closure to watch online for free. The first production is Death of a Hunter, presented as a tribute to German playwright Rolf Hochhuth who died in May. Radical German playwright Rolf Hochhuth explores the final hour in the life of Ernest Hemingway, examining the cult of celebrity, the trappings of fame and “the ultimate futility with which we are all cursed and ‘blessed’”.

BISILA NOHA: An exploration of history, heritage and identity through clay

Watch Bisila Noha's talk 'An exploration of history, heritage and identity through clay' as part of Ceramics for Charity fundraising event to support Black Lives Matter charities and other organisations working with Anti-Racism, Human Rights and dignity for all.

Jameel Art Centre

Jameel Art Centre presents a Family film festival by Looking Glass Film Club, a curated selection of shorts to spark creativity and curiosity in kids this Summer. This event is under Jaddaf Aloud Online, a virtual programme designed to celebrate homegrown creative talent and provide opportunities for local audiences to engage and support through a series of activations