Program for 2012 Festival of Friendship

We’re very excited to announce that the program for the Festival of Friendship on 23 June, 2012 at Leichhardt Town Hall has been finalised.

Download: FoH-Festival Program-23Jun2012
or just scroll down to view the programme.

Highlights of the Festival include market stalls, great coffee, delicious food & drink, our new photography exhibition, Steadfastness,  a forum investigating the situation in Hebron and the Australian premiere of the award-winning documentary, Roadmap to Apartheid, narrated by Alice Walker. You can admire the uniquely colourful ceramic pieces from Hebron, perfect for your home or that special gift; buy organic olive oil soap or a kuffiyeh, the traditional chequered scarf; or browse our bookstall with hundreds of new and second-hand books of all types, then sit back and relax with a coffee and a snack while our musicians entertain you. Above all, come and have fun!

PROGRAMME

12 midday: Doors open for market stalls, food, drink,
great coffee and our new photography exhibition.

All Day:    Photo Exhibition: “Steadfastness” with images taken by volunteers with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel during the 3 months Feb – May, 2012.
Market: Buy colourful ceramics , made by Palestinian hands in Al Khalil (Hebron), hand-made organic olive oil soap or a kuffiyeh, the traditional chequered scarf.

Browse our bookstall with hundreds of new and second-hand books of all types
then sit back and relax with a coffee and a snack while our musicians entertain you.

HIGHLIGHTS

1 pm:      “Fashion parade” of traditional embroidered Palestinian clothing.

1:30pm:    Official opening and launch of the festival and photography exhibition.

2pm        Live Latin Music with JCRios & Amigos

2:45        Live Jazz with the Milan Monk Trio

3pm:       Forum: Hebron: Microcosm of Israeli Apartheid?
Speakers:  Randa Abdel-Fattah,writer  and lawyer, human rights and social justice advocate;
Kolin Thumbadoo, South African Anti-Apartheid veteran, former president, Australian Anti-Apartheid Movement:
Ghassan Hage Future Generation Professor of Anthropology and Social Theory at Melbourne University.
Moderated by Antony Loewenstein, the Sydney-based independent freelance journalist and  author.

5pm:       Chanteuse Ihsan brings the sounds of the Middle East to Leichhardt

6pm:       “Roadmap to Apartheid” the Australian premiere of this award-winning film narrated by Alice Walker.

7:30pm:    More music, wine bar open and delicious food from our cafe.

Our festival supports Hebron preschools via registered charity Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA

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