Sunday, 7 June 2009

change of plans

Change of plans due to
student work not being allowed to be displayed in SU bar'
We found this out after we were told we could have an exhibition there.

So now we will be having a stall in the bar

WEDNESDAY the 10th of June 6pm
Visit Palestine

What drives a young, well-educated Westerner to volunteer as a “peace activist” in the Middle East?

Caiomhe Butterly is one of a growing number of volunteers who risk their own safety to intervene in the long-running and bloody conflict between Israel and Palestine. Several internationals, including her, have now been injured. Some have died.

In this film, she describes witnessing the aftermath of the attack on Jenin in April 2002. The film follows her work, the main emphasis being “the accompaniment of communities at risk”. Despite being threatened, shot in the leg and deported later that year, she is determined to go back.

In the interim, she brings her story back to her native Ireland at public meetings, receives a Time Magazine “European Hero Award”, and travels to post-war Iraq to visit the Palestinian refugee camps. She arrives back in Jenin, shortly before a young woman from that community,Hanadi Jaradat, blows herself up in a suicide bombing in Haifa.

Activists such as Butterly are usually stereotyped as lunatics, meddlers or saints. This film offers an insight into a brave, honest, determined yet self-critical woman who takes direct action to the limit, with no quest for glory. She also serves as a conduit into the everyday lives of Palestinians,who are also usually presented to the viewer in a one-dimensional way, as fighters or victims, heroes or fanatics. The film gives us a rare chance to see what she calls “the spaces of beauty and joy” created by a people under occupation.

(OPEN TO UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS, LONDON students and Alumni only)

Information on the film here:


Special reading of Seven Jewish Children

FRIDAY the 12th of June 6pm-11pm

Is Palestine Still The Issue?

a pop up exhibition run by the UAL Palestine Solidarity Network

Guest speakers,
poetry from
performances from
and some very special musical guests

Work by
Hamja Ahsan
Drew Campbell
Nour Al-Nimer
Rita Evans
Jessica Davies
Ange Mukeza
Ariane Severin
Lily Barson
Dafydd Crisp
Ewan Cass-Kavanagh
Ayman M Saey

Work will be silently auctioned in aid of


Sorry for confusion. I think it will be a really great week anyway and look forward to seeing everybody!

Friday, 5 June 2009