Semites – in their own words

Sunday 14 April, 7pm, at Redland Quaker Meeting House  

This workshop is based around filmed extracts of a theatre performance using the words of Palestinians and Israelis talking about their lives – past, present and future. The powerful narrative aims to help audiences gain a greater understanding of a Middle East situation which is rarely out of the news, but with a focus on dialogue and listening to the feelings behind the words.

The workshop will be facilitated by Peter Brill, Trustee of Bristol-based charity Salaam Shalom, and Ben Nathan, Executive Producer, Interviewer and Actor in the London and Bristol performances of ‘Semites’.

Previous workshops have led to wide-ranging discussion of these topics:

  • The balance of views and ideas
  • A change from specific language of conflict to wider nuance of regional politics
  • The creative process in putting ‘Semites’ together
  • If/ whether change is possible in the region
  • What voices are missing from the production and what happens next

This workshop is hosted by Redland Quaker Meeting. All Bristol Quakers are warmly invited to come and to bring their friends. There will be a retiring collection for the interfaith peacebuilding work of Salaam Shalom.

submitted by Julia Bush

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