This three-part recording, theatre and workshop project is based on face-to-face interviews with Palestinians and Israelis, describing their lives, past, present and future. It uses a ‘verbatim’ theatre performance and interview transcripts to stimulate dialogue.
Shared Spaces – Festival
Bringing Muslim, Jewish and other creative communities together through art. This Festival offered spaces for people to talk, learn and create together to form a collective of Shared Spaces artists who support Salaam Shalom’s primary aim of stimulating dialogue.
Shared Space – Exhibition
The artistic collaboration that led to the Shared Spaces Festival, this exhibition brought together Muslim and Jewish artists from Bristol and further afield. Combining a range of fine art skills and mixed media, Shared Space created the opportunity for collaboration and shared skills.
Through making art and devising games, this residential workshop allowed 18-25 year-olds from the South West’s Muslim and Jewish communities to explore their life experiences, consider how much or how little they knew about each other’s communities and share future aspirations.
Debates, workshops and ‘immersive’ drama performances and film screenings, this festival was aimed a Bristols young people, including those from the Muslim and Jewish Communities, challenging them to explore common social experiences including social exclusion.
Honouring Yiddish actor and anti-fascist activist, Esther Brunstein, this actor-led walking project wove poetry, reflection and testimonies into a two-day journey across Somerset in commoration of the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of the Belsen concentration camp.