PROJECT

 

HERE THERE EVERYWHERE: GAZA-LONDON 

 

Launch:  Tuesday, 7th November 2017, 18:00

Exhibition & Events Dates: 7th – 11th November 2017

 

Curator: Jonathan Chadwick

 

P21 Gallery in collaboration with Az Theatre presents video-linked live Gaza-London conversations plus exhibition of art-work from Gaza at P21 Gallery 7th - 11th November 2017

Theatre for Everybody’s world premiere Arabic stage adaptation of Tolstoy’s War & Peace is being performed to hundreds of people in Gaza City and Khan Younis, meanwhile Az Theatre is presenting live video conversations between London and Gaza with writers, artists, theatre makers, parents, teachers, filmmakers, community activists, lawyers, justice-seekers, Shakespeare students, public health experts, environmentalists, psychotherapists, young creatives and paramedics.

With art-work by Hazem Harb http://www.hazemharb.com , photographs by Tanya Hasbouqa, selection of work from Art Under Siege http://www.we- gaza.com, from Palestine Regeneration Team: https://www.ngarchitects.co.uk/gaza-learning-room installation and exhibition designed by Louie Whitemore http://louiewhitemore.com

Az programme: http://aztheatre.org.uk/wordpress/gaza-drama-long-term- 2/here-there-everywhere-gaza-london-p21-gallery-7-11-november-2017/

See short video of an Az Theatre live video exchange with Gaza:

https://vimeo.com/181645692

See review in Al Watan of Theatre for Everybody’s workshop presentation of their stage adaptation of War & Peace: http://aztheatre.org.uk/wordpress/2017/08/11/al-watan-review-of-theatre-for- everybodys-war-peace-may-2015/

“The idea is that each of these conversations will be made more meaningful because all the other conversations are happening. We want to link things up. We want to break down the isolation of Gaza. We want to undermine the blockade” Jonathan Chadwick, Az Theatre Director

The events feature a live exchange between community activists in Gaza and in Rojava, Northern Syria organised in partnership with Peace in Kurdistan. We are also showing Mohamed Jabaly’s AMBULANCE http://www.ambulancegazafilm.com and Antonia Caccia and Maysoon Pachachi’s groundbreaking documentary VOICES FROM GAZA (1989) in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Palestinian Intifada: https://www.allmovie.com/movie/voices-from-gaza-v270768

This programme has been organised with help from International State Crime Institute, SOAS Centre for Media and Communications, Philipa Harvey from the National Union of Teachers, Mark Beacon from UNISON, staff members at the Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine Trauma Centre, UK-Palestine Mental Health Network and Theatre for Everybody.

The events are posted on Az Theatre’s Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/348044275650108/permalink/34804667564 9868/

Also there is a page on our website about our approach to the events:

http://aztheatre.org.uk/wordpress/2017/04/03/here-there-everywhere-brief- descriptions/

For further thinking about War & Peace and Gaza read Az Theatre blog:

http://aztheatre.org.uk/wordpress/2017/08/14/thoughts-and-questions-about- tolstoys-war-peace-in-gaza-and-the-war-on-terror/

 

HERE THERE EVERYWHERE: GAZA-LONDON is the latest phase of a ten- year cultural exchange partnership between Az Theatre (London) and Theatre for Everybody (Gaza). For more information: http://aztheatre.org.uk/wordpress/gaza-drama-long-term-2/

 

Press Information

Please contact: Jonathan Chadwick info@aztheatre.org.uk 020 7263 9807 www.aztheatre.org.uk | fb: @Aztheatre | twitter: @AZtheatreorg