Rethink Rebuild @ Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, 14th Oct

Event Date: 14th October,2018 at 11:00 am
Event Location: Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6ER

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Young refugees from Syrian organisation Rethink Rebuild will be performing at the Celebrating Syria Festival at Whitworth Art Gallery on 14th October as part of Journeys Festival. 

Three creative drop-in workshops aimed at young people from refugee backgrounds aged 8-13  years will be led by Music Action International.  The sessions will be led by local musicians from DR Congo, Bosnia-Hercegovina and Iran who will work with the group to inspire them with a celebration of rhythms, traditions and melodies, to create a new song together, inspired by their own hopes, and dreams for the future.

Music Action International’s specialist sessions use music and creativity to support young refugees to reduce potential effects of trauma, to feel happier in their new home, and to believe in a brighter future. These workshops are in partnership with Rethink Rebuild’s Celebrating Syria Festival. If you would like to take part, feel free to drop into any of the sessions or for more information contact Rethink Rebuild on 0161 222 9779 or

The theme of this year’s Festival is Home. Home can be construed in many ways but a common thread running through the Festival is the cultural heritage of Syria, the country that the Syrian people call home. Memories of home shine through the performances and art.

Organised by Rethink Rebuild Society, the festival includes concerts, film screenings, workshops, talks, and discussions, together with an exhibition which will run from Saturday 6 to Wednesday 31 October and a selection of books that will be on sale throughout the Festival.

The Celebrating Syria Festival 2018 shares the vibrant culture of Syria with the people of Manchester. For many people, the little they know of Syria and its people comes from media coverage of the Conflict. Syria is so much more than that. Its beating heart is filled with the treasures emanating from a deep well of artistic creativity.

Entry is free! Take a look at the full programme.


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