Performers from Aida Refugee Camp, Palestine come to Playhouse

Posted on: 10th June 2013

This month 15 members of Lajee Center will leave Aida Refugee Camp, Palestine, and travel to The Playhouse as part of an Arts and Cultural Tour.

A creative cultural centre, established in Aida Refugee Camp by a group of 11 young people, Lajee are touring a diverse and educational programme around Ireland and Scotland.

As part of the tour an exciting and engaging programme of events will take place at The Playhouse on Tuesday June 25.

Lajee will perform traditional Dabka dancing, exhibit their award-winning photography work, screen their films and speak about all aspects of the Palestinian case, showcasing work representative of Palestinian culture and life, and giving an insight into the work and activities of Lajee Center.

The tour members are young active artists and dancers aged between 15 to 20 years old, with four coordinators and speakers.

"Lajee's work is so important on so many levels" Pauline Ross at The Playhouse said.

"Their programmes are designed in direct response to the needs of their community and the skills and abilities of its members.

"It's also no coincidence that as The Playhouse Theatre of Witness programme brings ‘From The Rubble'- a new production created from the true stories of men and women affected by the conflict in Northern Ireland- on tour to London and Utrecht, we're now able to invite the Palestinian people out of the rubble of this refugee camp and into our performance space. This unique international visualization and co-operation, tapping into the transformative power of the Arts, has never been more important".

All are welcome to attend this free event at The Playhouse on Tuesday June 25 from 7-9pm and donations are welcome. For further information visit or contact The Playhouse on (028)71268027.

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