New Palestinian Play - AND HERE I AM

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/andhereiam

Total raised

£30,170.00
from a target of £55,000.00

Total raised (+ Gift Aid)

£30,172.50

Offline total

£30,000.00

AND HERE I AM

PALESTINIAN & UK THEATRE TOUR


Help Ahmed Tobasi bring his extraordinary story of growing up in war-torn Palestine to theatres around the UK and Palestine this summer and Autumn.


THE PROJECT

We are raising money to tour a new theatrical production based on the life & experiences of Ahmed Tobasi, a Palestinian refugee. AND HERE I AM will tour to 10 cities around the UK, as part of the Shubbak Festival & Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, before travelling to Palestine.


For a list of our tour dates click here


Alongside the production, we will run a series of workshops with refugee communities, young people, universities & grassroots organisations who are interested in engaging in cross-cultural collaboration.

AND HERE I AM continues our commitment to bringing refugee stories from around the world to British audiences. 


For more information on the project click here


WHO ARE WE? 

Developing Artists is a UK registered charity (No: 1121604) working to support the arts in post-conflict nations and deprived communities.

Our projects connect people and institutions in some of the world's most disadvantaged areas with an international network of arts organisations and practitioners. Developing Artists strengthens underprivileged and marginalised communities by providing constructive outlets for their creative life, and transformative long-term opportunities for self-expression and professional development.

Last summer we brought thirteen Syrian Refugee women to the UK from Jordan to perform the critically acclaimed Queens of Syria, a verbatim theatre piece they created from their own real-life stories, interwoven with the narrative of Euripides' The Trojan Women.

AND HERE I AM continues our commitment to bring new refugee voices to British audiences, challenging media stereotypes. 


PROJECT AIMS

  • To educate & inform the British public, through first hand testimony, about the situation on the ground in Palestine, & the plight facing refugees as they flee towards Europe.
  • To provide a platform in the UK for a Palestinian actor to make his voice, and that of his community, heard.
  • To 'humanise' the audience' perception of refugees & the on-going crisis.
  • To create a platform for cultural & political exchange between people from different countries, communities & belief systems, demonstrating a commitment to social engagement where artists & audiences are at the centre of driving change & debate.


WHAT IS YOUR MONEY BEING SPENT ON?

  • To help cover transport and accommodation costs in Palestine and the UK.
  • To pay a fee to Ahmed Tobasi, so he can earn a living from his work.
  • To cover subsidised ticketing for young people across Palestine.
  • To fund a series of drama workshops for children in Palestine.
  • To fund our UK and Palestinian workshop and education programme, including post-show discussions.
  • To subsidise performances across Palestine. 


www.developingartists.org.uk

Thank you so much for your support!

@DevelopingA

info@developingartists.org.uk


Select the amount you wish to give

£10.00  Subsidise a free ticket in Palestine

£20.00  Help fund transport costs around the UK

£50.00  Support an education workshop in the UK/Palestine

£100.00  Support Tobasis fee for a performance

£250.00  Covers a nights accommodation for the team

£500.00  Subsidise a performance in Palestine!

Be the first fundraiser for this campaign.

 

Total donations: £170.00

Jenny

22.07.17

£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)

Fantastic show. I saw it tongiht in Cambridge. Moving, funny and educational. Thank you Ahmed.

Anonymous

07.07.17

£10.00

A and F von Hurter

26.06.17

£50.00

Anonymous

21.06.17

£100.00

  

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