Saber Came to Tea
Art27 Scotland @ Southside invites you to an evening of music, performance, visual art and conversation with Yemeni artists Shatha Altowai and Saber Bamatraf.
The evening includes the opening of Shatha Altowai’s new exhibition ‘Scratched Identities’, Saber Bamatraf’s new musical collaboration with Edinburgh-based uilleann piper Phil Westwell and cellist Katherine Campbell, and a rehearsed reading of ‘Saber Came to Tea’, directed by Robert Rae. The reading will be in Arabic with English captions. The evening will close with a panel discussion on the following topics:
8 October: ‘Women Artists in Exile’
9 October: ‘The War in Yemen’
Interval coffee and figs will be provided!
For access information, please contact Art27 Scotland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BSL and other language support is available on request.
This event is supported by the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (University of Edinburgh) and the Artist Protection Fund. An initiative of Institute of International Education, the Artist Protection Fund (IIE-APF) fills a critical unmet need by protecting threatened artists and placing them at welcoming host institutions in safe countries where they can continue their work and plan for their futures. IIE-APF places these artists in safe havens for a full year and provides fellowship funding, mentoring, and inclusion in a comprehensive network of artistic and social support.
Art27 Scotland is part of the Culture Collective at Southside Community Centre.
Art27 Scotland is funded by Creative Scotland and the Scottish Government.