Raqqa: By Lizzie Nunnery

As part of ‘Celebrating Syria' Festival 2018 and Journey Festival International, on 11 October, award winning playwright Lizzie Nunnery presented "Raqqa", a work-in-progress sharing of scenes and songs from a new play exploring women's experiences of conflict. The event took place at Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama / John Thaw Studio Theatre, the University of Manchester.

Following a month-long programme of community workshops with Sola Arts and 4Wings women groups in Liverpool, Box of Tricks hosted this informal sharing of a short film along with songs and scenes written by Lizzie and inspired by the workshop participants.

Rethink Rebuild Society (RR) is a Manchester-based charity that works towards improving the lives of refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants in the UK, in particular but not exclusively Syrians, helping them become positively established within British society.

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