The Sharek Project shares Arabic cultures in Derry~Londonderry
7th September - 12th November
Sole Purpose ran a series of workshops which raised awareness of Arabic language and culture in Derry Londonderry. The project was managed by Artistic Director Patricia Byrne, workshops were facilitated by Jo Bird and Fadl Mustapha, with other guest facilitators from the local Arabic community, and recently arrvied Syrian families.
The project culminated in a brilliant event on Saturday 12th November at the Arabic Cafe and Open Mic where wonderful food was prepared by the Syrian familes and local Arabic and English speakers read poetry and prose, sang songs and danced. Thank you to all those who came and all those who performed. A great ending to The Sharek Project - sharing cultures. Funded by Derry City and Strabane District Council.
"What a wonderful afternoon at the Arabic Cafe! Glorious food prepared by the recently arrived Syrian families, and an afternoon of poetry, storytelling, dancing, and song from many contributors from all corners of the globe..... This is true peace building!"
"Derry needs more of this!"