For many people, the little they know of Syria and its people comes from media coverage of the Conflict. However, Syria is so much more than that. Its beating heart is filled with the treasures emanating from that deep well of artistic creativity. The Celebrating Syria Festival 2018 provides opportunities for the people of Manchester and beyond to taste some of those riches. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Celebrating Syria Festival, the 2018 Festival will run for nine days from Saturday 6 to Sunday 14 October 2018, at various venues in and around the city of Manchester.
The theme of this year’s Festival is ‘Home’. Home can be construed in so many ways but a common thread throughout all of the festival events and activities is that the cultural heritage from which they originate is the country that the Syrian people call Home: Syria. Memories of Home will shine through many of the performances, creations and events that we offer you.
Events include film showings, talks, concerts, discussions and workshops, together with an exhibition which will run for the duration of the Festival.
For full details and for the festival programme, please visit www.celebratingsyria.org