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Palestinian-Flemish Cultural Festival, titled "Under Construction" full programme

A.M. Qattan Foundation launches the Palestinian-Flemish Cultural Festival, titled Under Construction, in the Ramallah city 3 May. The event is organised by the A. M. Qattan Foundation (AMQF) (Palestine) and Connexion VZW (Belgium).

Grounded in the concept of collaboration, the festival features a variety of performances, film screenings, and experimental arts. All shows are based on art partnership and collaboration between artists from Belgium, Palestine, and other regions from around the world. To run until 11 May 2018, the festival events will be organised in a number of Palestinian cities, including Ramallah, Nablus, Haifa, and Tulkarem. In addition to many Palestinian artists, 32 artists and guests from outside Palestine will participate in the festival.

Full programme below

Under Construction Festival - Palestine Schedule 
Day  Date  Activity  Place  Time (PM)
Thursday  3-May Zaher - Pierre Muylle  Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center - Ramallah  3:00 PM   5:00 PM 
Infini#5 (Arabic) Amphitheatre - Ramallah City Hall 6.00-8.00
Concert Faraj Suleiman  The Edward Said National Conservatory of Music - Ramallah  8:00 PM
Friday  4-May Zaher - Pierre Muylle  Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center - Ramallah  5:00 PM
Infini#5 (Arabic) Amphitheatre - Ramallah City Hall 6.00-8.00
What happened in The Tent  The Palestinian Circus School- Birzeit 7:00 PM
Décris-Ravage  Al Midan Theatre  - Haifa 8:00 PM
Saturday 5-May Two Ladybugs  Ashtar for Theatre Productions and Training - Ramallah  5:00 PM
Infini#5 (English) Amphitheatre - Ramallah City Hall 6.00-8.00
Problemski Hotel Municipality Theatre - Ramallah  7:00 PM
Sunday  6-May Two Ladybugs  Ashtar for Theatre Productions and Training - Ramallah  5:00 PM
Décris-Ravage  Municipality Theatre - Ramallah  7:00 PM
Monday 7-May Zaher - Pierre Muylle  El Beir, Arts and Seeds  - Beit Sahour 7:00 PM
Ours is a Country of Words Film Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center - Ramallah  7:00 PM
    The Dream Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center - Ramallah  7:00 PM
Tuesday  8-May Zaher - Pierre Muylle  Nablus Municipality Public Library - Nablus 5:00 PM
Two Ladybugs  Arts Hub - Nablus  5:00 PM
Wednesday  9-May Zaher - Pierre Muylle  Nablus Municipality Public Library - Nablus 5:00 PM

Kicking against the Cage 

Solo dance by Barges Samahneh

Arts Hub - Nablus  5:00 PM
Thursday  10-May Zaher - Pierre Muylle  Dar Qandeel For Arts And Culture - Tulkarem  6:00 PM
Two Ladybugs  The Palestinian National Theatre  - Jerusalem 7:00 PM
Friday  11-May Radio No Frequency  Municipality Theatre - Ramallah  7:00 PM

 

This is the second edition of the Palestinian-Flemish Cultural Festival. Featuring an extensive artistic programme, the first edition of the festival was launched in Ghent city of the County of Flanders, Belgium, between 16 and 25 February 2018. The festival saw a large turnout by the Belgian audiences. It provided a significant opportunity to introduce vibrant Palestinian culture and deep Belgian-Palestinian collaboration, in which the AMQF has played a pivotal role since 2007. The AMQF has built partnerships with leading Belgian art institutions, including the Royal Flemish Theatre KVC and les ballets C de la B company. In Palestine, the Under Construction Festival is organised in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and in collaboration with the Ramallah Municipality, Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, ASHTAR Theatre, and Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre (Ramallah); Palestinian National Theatre – El-Hakawati  (Jerusalem); Al-Midan Theatre (Haifa); Palestinian Circus School (Bir Zeit); El Beir, Arts and Seeds (Beit Sahur); Arts Hub and Public Library of the Nablus Municipality (Nablus); and Dar Qandeel for Arts and Culture (Tulkarem). The idea of the Palestinian-Flemish Cultural Festival was initiated by the Mission of Palestine in Europe, Belgium, and Luxemburg and the Government of Flanders in Belgium.

The foundation issued a press release on the lauch date, listing the events which will take place in Palestine. 

For more information, Please visit the festival's official Facebook page, or the official website.