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Catastrophe:  “No place safe mum, no place safe mum, no place safe mum”

BY NAZMI AL-MASRI

The Nakba, commemorated annually on May 15 since 1948, remembers the many Palestinian families who were forced to leave their homes and live as refugees in several areas including the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in Jerusalem and Gaza Strip.

Oppressed, isolated and besieged for more than seven decades, Occupied Palestine tells this most recent Nakba related story

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Loch Tay Retreat

BY CUSP

Back in a snowy February 2020 a group of young people from Ignite Theatre Group spent three days at Loch Tay, Scotland.

The focus of the retreat was to examine issues around conflict transformation and how the arts can help survivors cope with past traumas. The retreat centred around four different workshops, each looking at a different element of the arts: Words, Music, Adinkra and Improvisation.

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CUSP - Palestine

BY ALISON PHIPPS

The role of cultural institutions, as opposed to political and intergovernmental organisations, is vital in promoting ways of imagining peace and pathways to justice. Whilst political and legal institutions are vital for upholding laws and making laws, cultural institutions are where peace and inclusion can be imagined, promoted and built effectively.

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1. Why did they kill my dad -Baba?

BY NAZMI AL MASRI

“WHY did they Kill my father?”  

Cried sadly Aya Muin Al-Aloul who miraculously escaped certain death when Israeli warplanes, in just a few minutes, fired about 50 heavy bombs on Aya’s house and neighbouring residential buildings at Al-Wehda Street in Gaza, Palestine. 

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Loch Tay Retreat

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The role of cultural institutions, as opposed to political and intergovernmental organisations, is vital in promoting ways of imagining peace and pathways to justice. Whilst political and legal institutions are vital for upholding laws and making laws, cultural institutions are where peace and inclusion can be imagined, promoted and built effectively.

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