A Portrait of Palestine: Brand New Exhibition to Open in Tower Hamlets!

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UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Tuesday November 29th, sees the launch in the borough of our week-long exhibition “A Portrait of Palestine” featuring the work of national cartoonist and illustrator Tim Sanders along side a pop-up shop selling Zaytoun fair trade olive oil, dates and other delicious Palestinian products.

On show will be colourful depictions of everyday life among Palestinians living in West Bank refugee camps, towns and villages. Farming, food and community resilience is a strong theme. Prints and cards of selected images will also be on sale. Tim, who lives and works in Bethnal Green, was the talent behind the daily cartoon in the Independent until the newspaper switched to online only earlier this year. He recently took part in the The Freedom Ride 2016, organised by The Freedom Theatre based in Jenin  Refugee Camp.

Retired local Maths teacher Sybil Cock also joined the tour, which brought performing Freedom Theatre actors to Palestinian communities, alongside a group of internationals sharing their talents.

The opening night will include a private view, with Tim Sanders talking about the inspiration behind his images, Palestinian performer and graduate of The Freedom Theatre Momin Swaitat, plus Zaytoun representatives talking about their work with Palestinian farmers.
 
A Portrait of Palestine
 
Four Corners Gallery, 121 Roman Rd, London E2 0QN
 
Tuesday 29 November 6.30 pm – 9 pm
(Doors open 6pm)
£10 entrance including refreshments
(Concessions available at the door)
          TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE HERE