The Bristol Palestine Film Festival –Art Gallery Opens its Doors
The Art and Photography Exhibition opened its doors yesterday the 1st December at 80 Hamilton House, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY .The exhibition is curated by Mark Sands, a West Country artist and long-standing Easton Cowboy. The exhibition will continue until the 10th December. Showing a diverse range of contributions, including paintings and photographs by British artists Cliff Hanley, and Jess Orlik, and British photographer Daniel Bosworth there are also images from local football team Easton Cowboys’ recent tour of the West Bank.
Palestinian artists featured include cartoonist Majed Badra and Eid Suleman, a self-taught model maker from the Bedouin community of Umm Al Kheir. There are also photographs from the village of Susiya and Al-Arrub refugee camp, as well as a rare opportunity to see images from a Gazan kite festival during which 6000 children attempted to break the world record for simultaneous kite flying.
Our local radio, Dialect, dedicated this week’s show to highlight the Palestinian Bedouin’s appeal to the world for justice. The brilliant producer of the show, Tony Gosling had on the running order the following subjects:
01:28-07:34 David Owen promotes the first ever Palestine Film Festival in Britain
07:34-09:32 Joan Baez: Lowlands
09:32-20:25 A report on life in the West Bank
20:25-28:30 Animal rights campaigners are preparig to celebrate Animal Rights Day on Dec 10th
28:30-41:18 The Bedoiuns: Dr Abu Freih appeals to the world for justice
41:18-49:54 Treasure island Chapter 27 part 2
49:54-52:34 Tim Burroughs: From Portishead to Paris, Texas
52:34-55:05 What’s on Guide
56:00-1:00:59 Jean-Michel Jarre: Revolutions
You can listen to the recorded show by clicking this link