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Tottenham Palestine Literature Festival 2011

Posted on September 06, 2011 by Marivel Guzman

Join celebrated writers, film makers, rappers, photographers, story tellers and locals to listen, talk, learn, rap, discuss, watch, question and share ideas on Palestine at the inaugural Tottenham Palestine Literature Festival, Thursday September 29th to Sunday October 2nd.

The festival has been organised by Haringey Justice for Palestinians. We would like to thank everyone who has helped it to grow and flourish over the last few months.

This will be a great four day event celebrating Palestine though films, discussions, art wiork, story telling, stalls, music and poetry.


Thursday 29th September
Festival Launch & Haringey Independent Cinema screening of ‘The Promise’

Professor Haim Bresheeth

Friday 30th September
Launch of Hanna Braun’s memoir
Weeds Don’t Perish- Memoirs of a defiant old women: local author
Ghada Karmi, Hanna Braun

Can writers bring about political change?
China Miéville, Ewa Jasiewicz, Ghada Karmi, James Miller, Naomi Foyle

Saturday 1st October

10:00am till 13.00pm
Children’s activities The Wildcat Arts Collectives in collaboration with Haringey Justice for Palestinians presents

Storytelling – Roisin Murray

Kite making – Sameh

Graffiti wal – DJ Steaz

aimed at children and young people, 5 – 12 years.

Screening of ‘The Promise’
Peter Kosminsky

Selma Dabbagh reads from her new book, ‘Out of it’

Young peoples’ workshop with author Anna Perera

Performance of Harold Pinter’s ‘One for the Road’

Rap workshop with Haroon Anwar

Ghada Karmi and Karl Sabbagh discuss reading and writing about Palestine

Storytelling with Roísín Murray

Phil Marfleet talks about his book Egypt: The Moment of Change

Tim Llewellyn talks about media coverage of Palestine

Journey Through Thorns performed by the Palestine Trauma Centre (Gaza)

David Harrold, Mohamed Altawil

Anna Perera, Selma Dabbagh & Ghada Kanafani talk about identity, dispossession and belonging

Ghada Kanafani & Haroon Anwar: Poetry and Politic

Hip hop film and Performances

Hip Hop is Bigger that the Occupation

Acts on the night
Mohammed Yahya
Poetic Pilgrimage
Crazy Haze
Ed Greens
Melissa Melodee
Potent Whisper
Skillz Rapartist
First and Last
Lyrictist Jinn
Haroon Anwar
Mohamed-Zain Dada
Emily Churchill
With DJ Steaz

Writer Brian Keenan in convesation

Q & A with Peter Kosminsky, Director & writer of ‘The Promise’
and Professor Haim Bresheeth

20:00pm – 21.45pm
Festival concert


Reem Kelani
Leon Rosselson

Haroon Anwar
Ghada Kanafani

Michael Rosen

The only marxist magician:
Ian Saville


Mideastern food will be on sale from 17.00pm till 19.00pm

There will also be book, clothes, plant and handicraft stalls

Willam Parry photo journalist
Children’s art from Gaza
Photographs from the West Bank by Louis and others

Sunday 2nd October 10:00am – 13.00pm
The Garden House (Kitapevi)
410 High Road, Tottenham (just north of Tottenham police station)

Brunch & open mic
A morning of poetry & prose recital over a delicious brunch for this festival finale with Anwar Hamed, Ghada Kanafani, Emily Churchill & you!

£5, under 12s free.

A Film By Existence is Resistance and Nana Dankwa about a musical tour to Palestine teaching resistance through the arts. Featuring M1 of Dead Prez, Lowkey, Shadia Mansour, Marcel Cartier, Mazzi of S.O.U.L. Purpose, DJ Vega Benetton, SWYC, University of Hip Hop, Jody McIntyre and many more…. for more information on upcoming tours and about the organization please email questions @ existenceisresistance.org

Teaser Trailer for new controversial 4-part drama on Channel 4 called ‘The Promise’. Written and directed by Bafta-winning Peter Kosminksy, and starring Christian Cooke and Claire Foy. It deals wtih the role the British Mandate played in formation of the state of Israel. Directed by Brian Harrington

Boycott Israeli Goods Campaign

Haringey Justice for Palestinians

Palestine Festival of Literature

Palestine Film Foundation

Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Palestine Trauma Centre (UK)

The Britain – Palestine Twinning Network

For more information: http://tottpallitfest.org.uk/

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