The Public Outreach Program aims to promote Palestinian contemporary culture and life through creative encounters that target primarily the younger generation of artists and performers. It is a platform to showcase young talent in music, art, literature and cinema, as well as presenting a rich program of talks and performances about the city and its history, interpolated by an assortment of culinary activities involving local chefs and non-professional members of the community. Artists, writers, historians, musicians and performers are invited to give public performances including talks, discussions, readings, shows and film screenings with the aim to bring together community members and creative individuals in a shared space for experimentation, entertainment and free expression.

A Greek in India

Aris Georgiou

“India is many other things. For me, Greek, different things than for you French or Palestinian, or Jew, or Norwegian. For all non-Indians it is at least a country of Asia that exerts a power of attraction capable of stirring the most vivid curiosity. But it is so vast that it would almost be blaspheme to claim of having seen it when one spent a couple of weeks in a certain area.

So I was there briefly. South India, Madras, now Chennal, Mysore, a little bit around. Along with curiosity, all things that represented the land in fantasy congested in a temporary yet “busy” state of mind. Certainly not that of an enchanted pilgrim. Nonetheless, that of a charmed observer who, as was the case before and after, carried his camera and recorded impressions and emotions.” - Aris Georgiou

Aris Georgiou was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1951 and studied architecture and town planning in Montpellier, France. His main occupation is working as an architect but he is also involved in the graphic arts, primarily on projects of cultural interest. His paintings and photographs have been exhibited locally and internationally. More information can be found on his website