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Days of the Syrian Cultural Festival

Dear friends of Ulme35,
the first days of the Syrian cultural feast are behind us - the art exhibition is still open until Sunday (at 3pm - 9pm).

On Friday, the 2nd November at 6pm, we will take the oportunity at the exhibition to send our ARTIST TALK travelling. We will bring the artists Essam Al Shater, and Mansour Al-Henawi, whose art will be seen at the exhibition, into a dialogue. They will answer questions to their work via Skype. The dialogue will be presented by the Syrian artist Zolfaqar Shaarani who is living in Berlin and who will give an overview of the art in Syria first, both from a historical and a present point of view.

Afterwards the  Matar Band will play together with the Syrian singer Ibtisam Shukr ihren musikalischen Schmelztigel, in dem orientalisch klingende Schubertlieder genauso ihren Platz haben wie traditionelle arabische Melodien. (8pm, 5 € for the ticket).

On Saturday the Syrian Kurds invite us to a evening, that starts at 6pm with Kurd/ Arabic reading (without German translation), at 7:30 pm Kurdish food awaits and afterwards Livemusic with Jean Issa, to which we expect many will want to dance.

On Sunday the 4th the highly commendable theatre piece "Mawlana" with Nawar Bubul (Arabic with German subtitles) will be perforned at 7pm.

The piece, which has been banned in Syria, is tragic but also comical, it critically discusses the constraints that religion, politics and the society place on people - after the performance last Monday the piece ensured a lot of discussion between the guests.  And Nawar Bubul is great, we quickly forget that he only plays in an old lecture hall.

At the same time we have autumn break and a theatre workshop with kids in the Ulme - the kids will tell and perform their stories on Friday 2nd November at 2pm and will be glad about every guest who wishes to see the show!

On Thursday 8th November the Deutsche Muslimische Zentrum (German Muslim Centre) will be a guest at 6:30 pm with a number of dialogues with contemporary witnesses. This time the theme of the conversation with Dr. Harald Iber will be the student movement and the Protestant church in East and West Germany.

On Friday, 9th November another movie will be shown and on Saturday 10th November there will be a quiet evening - whoever wants to can play board games.

Do you know women who wish to learn how to use a computer? In our computer course for women on Thursdays there are still free seats (Arabic, Kurdish, Farsi, German)-.

We look forward to greet you in the Ulme,
Kind regards
Your Ulme team

The entire program of the next weeks, with the regular program is in the annex and here  hier - to be printed and shared.