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Brunswick Parish Church

Family Day: Miles Apart, Still in the Heart

Save the best for last, we conclude our 2022 festival with a day full of entertainment for the whole family. Whether it is food and drinks, music, dance, art workshops, there is something fun and exciting for everyone!

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Family Day: Miles Apart, Still in the Heart

Time & Location

Mar 26, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Brunswick Parish Church, Brunswick St, Manchester M13 9SX, UK

About the Event

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The perfect end of our fifth Celebrating Syria Festival: a lively afternoon of Syrian tradition, food and culture!

If you are Syrian, this is a great way of connecting, and reconnecting with each other after a long period of forced social-distancing, and a way of connecting yourself and your children with your Syrian culture and heritage. For non-Syrians, this is a rare opportunity to experience Syrian culture and way of life at its best. For both, this is an amazing space to come together, mingle and have fun!

You will be able to browse and buy a range of Syria traditional products, for yourself or as a gift, including some of the best selected books written about Syria.

You will not be able to resist joining in Dabke, the traditional dance in Syria - led by Fares Farraj, as you move with, or are moved by, Syrian music.

A special occasion at this year's Family Day is Nasheed performance (a particular type of singing and music accompanied by percussion, popular in the Arab and Muslim world) with 'Damascus Breeze' led by munshid (singer) Ali Sijnawi.

More at the family day:

Painting workshop and poetry with Sulafa Almaghout

Calligraphy workshop with Abdullah Alanezi

Make jasmine with Jasmine for Peace

Stand up comedy...

and more!

And of course no Syrian day is complete without enjoying Syrian food and dessert, Arabic coffee and mate ( pronounced 'MAH-teh' the originally Argentinian hot drink popular all over Syria).

It’s also a family-friendly event, so bring your family and friends.

It's an 'open mic' event, so come along with any talent you have that you want to show, bring it on!

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