Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"Gaza - Beneath the Bombs" Book Tour


The book I covered (and finished last night) by Sharyn Lock, together with Sarah Irving, in an earlier post, "Gaza - Beneath the Bombs" is now on tour.

Fitting events around her midwifery degree, Sharyn will be at the Trades Club for a special night, including Palestinian music and food, as well as a silent auction, on Saturday February 6th from 9pm.

The full tour of remaining venues is:

Date: Saturday 30th 5pm
Location: Manchester

Presented by: The Zanfha Initiative
Venue: Zion Arts Centre
Featuring: We’re joining in (between 5 and 7pm) with the Initiative’s Palestine Film Event. The event will celebrate the anniversary of Zanfha Initiative and a culmination of a year of fundraising for the childcare centre in Gaza. It will be a one day event with films shown by prominent Palestinian film directors, photo exhibition, crafts stalls of merchandise from Palestine, food of the region. Photo exhibition and short films by UNRWA will also be prominent at the event, and To Shoot An Elephant will be screened. Olive Co-op and Hadeel will be selling Palestinian goods too. Tickets must be booked in advance…

Download the event poster here.

February

Date: Tue 2nd
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Venue: Thistle Hall,on the corner of Cuba and Arthur streets.
Featuring: The New Zealand launch of Gaza Beneath the Bombs and the exhibition opening of “Occupation and Resistance”For more info: http://wellingtonpalestinegroup.blogspot.com/

Date: Sat 6th
Location: Hebden Bridge

Venue: Trades Club
Featuring: Palestinian food, Music, and a small Silent Auction (Get in touch with Sharyn by leaving a message here if you want to donate an item worth a minimum of £5.)

Date: Thurs 11th, 8pm
Location: Bradford

Presented by: The 1 in 12 Club click here for map
Venue: The club’s library
Featuring: cake and snacks!
Entry: by donation, proceeds to ISM and Defend the Rescuers
PS: The 1 in 12 are also showing Gaza film “To shoot an elephant” as part of its global screening day on January 18

Date: Feb 20 7.30pm
Location: Penrith

Venue: Bluebell Bookshop
Featuring: the famous Bluebell cafe food!

Date: Thurs 25th
Location: Huddersfield

Details to be confirmed

Date: Sat 27th
Location: Bristol
Details to be confirmed.

March

Date: somewhere in between March 5-13
Location: Lancaster University, as part of One World Week

Date: maybe Sat 20?
Location: Southampton

Details to be confirmed

Date: Sun 28
Location: Nelson, Lancashire

Venue: to be confirmed
Presented by: Lancashire Muslim Writers
Details to be confirmed


Keep up to date with the tour by clicking here.

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