Wednesday, January 12, 2011

January/February events

Friday 21 January Pegasus Theatre : The Gaza Monologues


The event will feature a 30 mins screening of a performance of the Gaza Mono-Logues by Pegasus Youth Companies performed at Pegasus in October (filmed by Anne-Marie Sweeney) plus Lebanese food and also a chance to share ideas about how we could get more organisations to buy the book of the Gaza Mono-Logues & the film to raise awareness & to further the fundraising reach and to see if anyone could organise a similar event to help towards the fundraising to bring the group from Gaza here! We will also have the film and the book version of the Gaza Mono-Logues on sale too at this event at £5 each!
Times: 7pm
Tickets: £10
Oxford PSC is very keen to help with this event. Pegasus is planning to bring 20 children over from Gaza this July for the festival in Oxford. We agreed to keep the tickets at £10 (as it is a fundraiser). They have room for up to 125 people in the theatre. Yasmin will also ask the two young people who went to the UN for the Gaza Monologues performance in Nov if they will speak/answer questions after the screening.
Publicity. Please publicise widely..See Attached Posters.
Food: Those with a talent for cooking Middle East type food and wish to donate some to the event contact Pam .
It will be great if the young people from Gaza can, in July, meet with those from AlAmari camp brought over by ORFA.

Monday 31 January – Thursday 3 February at 8pm Mark Thomas Extreme Rambling
BOOK NOW Pegasus Theatre
Following his sell-out nationwide show ‘The Manifesto’, award-winning comedian, activist and Pegasus patron Mark Thomas returns with his brand new show: Extreme Rambling (Walking The Wall).Never one to take an easy option, Mark decided to go rambling in the Middle East and walked the entire length of the Israeli Separation Barrier crossing between the Israeli and Palestinian side. This is the story of 300,000 settlers, a 750km wall, six arrests, one stoning, too much hummus and a simple question: Can you ever get away from it all with a good walk?
“… A brilliant investigative journalist disguised as a comedian…very funny indeed’ - DAILY TELEGRAPH

Ilan Pappe - New Perspectives on Palestine
Wednesday 2nd February at 7pm
Blackwell Bookshop, 48-51 Broad Street, Oxford
Tickets: £2
Professor Ilan Pappe, has recently published four challenging books that re-examine the accepted political, social and ideological boundaries that have shaped - and continue to influence - the approach to Israeli-Palestinian relations. The publications focus on the possibility of change from within Israeli society and discuss what the future holds for the peace process when, according to Professor Pappe, Palestine was "never an empty territory waiting for a landless people to inhabit it".

Pappe's latest work, Out of the Frame, is an autobiographical account of living with and challenging the Zionist movement whilst working in Israel, as well as an exploration of the role of academics and the question of intellectual freedom.

Ilan Pappe is an acclaimed political historian and expert on Palestinian-Israeli relations. He is Professor in the Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter, the Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies in Exeter and the Co-Director of the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies. He was the academic head and founder of the Institute for Peace Studies in Givat Haviva, Israel (1992-2000) and the Chair of the Emil Touma Institute for Palestinian Studies in Haifa (2000-2008).

Tickets cost £2 and can be obtained by telephoning or visiting the Customer Service Department, Second Floor, Blackwell Bookshop, Oxford. Tel: 01865 333623.