On the 23 June 2020 we held our Welcome to the Arab World event for pupils, and the recordings are now available.
There are four sessions each lasting approximately 20 minutes.
1.An introduction to Arabic language and cultures by Tony Calderbank from the Qatar Foundation International (QFI).
2 A traditional Arab story told by Elias Mattar. Elias is a Palestinian play specialist, story teller drama therapist, performer and founder of the El Bayet Centre for Performing Arts and Drama Therapy.
3. Stereotypes of the Arab world by Hana Mohamed who works for Caabu (The Council for Arab British Understanding). This session looks at the stereotypes of the Arab world by exploring the influence of film and media stories. It will also highlight the value of looking beyond stereotypes and generalisations and explore the need for mutual respect and understanding
4 A live performance and conversation from by Syrian American hip-hop artist Omar Offendum. Born in Saudi Arabia and now living in Los Angeles, California. Omar is also a designer, poet and peace activist whose work blends Arabic and English words and rhythms.