This is a reminder of three events taking place during this coming week to which you are most welcome:
Fabric of War Exhibition
Tuesday 5th October to Wednesday 1st December
This is an exhibition of special paper created by 20 Palestinian and Israeli members of the women’s group within the Bereaved Families Forum. They spent two days making paper out of materials connected with the conflict to create artworks while sharing their personal stories of the loss of loved ones. The exhibition can be viewed at the Saison Poetry Library, Level 5 at Royal Festival Hall, Tuesday-Sunday 11am-8pm and also at the library of the Courtauld Institute (Somerset House), Monday-Friday 9.30am-5.30pm. For a special event, see below.
* Thursday 4th November, 8.00pm:
Fabric of War talk at the Saison Poetry Library, Level 5, Royal Festival Hall. Members of the Forum, Seham Abu Awwad who participated in the project, as well as Robi Damelin and Ali Abu Awwad who are in London to receive the Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award at the House of Lord, will talk about the art project and the work and vision of reconciliation of the Bereaved Families Forum.
Admission is free, but prior booking is essential (with a small booking fee). To book go to:
* Saturday 6th November, lunchtime:
New LondonSynagogue, 33 Abbey Road, London NW8 0AT.
Everyone is welcome to both the service (commencing at 9.15am) and lunch (probably around 12.45pm). Robi and Ali will be speaking after the service (around 12.00pm) and will have a Q&A session during lunch (all times approximate). Cost of lunch £20 per head. Prior booking essential through New London Synagogue office 020 7328 1026. If you wish, at time of booking the lunch, you may make an extra donation to FBFF for which we would be most grateful.
* Saturday 6th November, 6.30-10.00 pm:
at MCEC – Palmers Green Mosque, Muslim Community and Education Centre, 30 Oakthorpe Road, Palmers Green, London N13 5JL.
People of all faiths are warmly welcome to ‘Israel/Palestine, what we need to hear’ – an evening with Ali Abu Awwad and Robi Damelin from the Bereaved Families Forum. The film Encounter Point(see the trailer) will be screened at 6.45 sharp so please arrive on time, followed by Q&A and refreshment. Ladies, please dress modestly and have a small headscarf handy if you would like to have a tour around the mosque. http://mcec.org.uk/blog/?p=230
More on this week’s events: http://www.familiesforum.co.uk/files/page1_3.pdf We hope to see many of you in these events,
Shalom – Salaam