Workshop: Britain’s Legacy in Israel and Palestine

Location: Iffley Village Hall
Date: Sunday 20th September
Time: 2pm – 6pm
Cost: £5-£10

Join theatre director Amy Hailwood and the Balfour Project for this workshop that will explore the historical role of Britain in Israel and Palestine through film, discussion and simple theatre games. The documentary film Britain in Palestine 1917 – 1948 will be screened as part of the workshop.

The Balfour Project is an initiative to raise awareness of Britain’s historical role in Palestine in anticipation of 2nd November 2017, the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. It believes that understanding our country’s past actions and facing their consequences honestly are essential steps towards rebuilding trust. The Balfour Project’s emphasis is to educate people in their understanding of the British historical role. Amy Hailwood is theatre director whose work fuses contemporary theatre with conflict transformation for positive social change. She is the writer and director of Faraway, So Close, a contemporary theatre piece that explores Britain’s role in the region that premiered in December 2014 at the Old Fire Station Theatre, Oxford.