VELVET SOCIETY: Power and Glamour in 90s Damascus 23June – 23July 2022

Event Type Private View Event Title Velvet Society: Power and Glamour in 90s Damascus Private View with Live Solo Viola Performance by Raghad Haddad General Information Litehouse Gallery is honoured to present Velvet Society, an exhibition displaying the creative acts of survival in fashion and fabric of two Syrian women, civil engineer Raghad Mardini and [...]

VELVET SOCIETY: Healing by getting together, Farah Azrak 25June 2022

Event Type Workshop Event Title Healing by getting together Part of refugee week on 25.06.2022 supported by Counterpoints Arts General Information Azrak will offer a workshop to explore the theme of coming together through a collective canvas of stories in collage form using different materials and media available. The workshop will focus on releasing the [...]

VELVET SOCIETY: Bird / Human, Heba Al-Akkad 25June 2022

Event Type Workshop Event Title Bird / Human General Information This free workshop hosted by artist Heba Al-Akkad is aimed at children and young people. Using fabric and puppetry techniques, participants will explore self-identity and coding through clothes by creating their own figures using textile and cardboard boxes. Bring an old photo that has meaning [...]

VELVET SOCIETY: Curator-led Tour with the Artist, Heba Al-Akkad 25June 2022

Event Type Gallery talk Event Title Curator-led Tour with the Artist General Information An opportunity to hear from the artist Heba Al-Akkad and curator Raghad Mardini in person about this exhibition that is based around their two lives in 90s Syria. It will be accompanied by a British Sign Language interpreter. Entry is free. Heba [...]

VELVET SOCIETY: Social Fabrics: Interwoven Identities 30June 2022

Event Type Gallery talk Event Title Social Fabrics: Interwoven Identities General Information A live panel with the famous Lebanese novelists Hanan Al Shaykh and Prof. Iman Humaydan. With both novelists speaking about their books - Al Shaykh’s The Locust and the Bird: My Mother’s Story, Humaydan’s The Weight of Paradise - the panel will explore [...]

VELVET SOCIETY: Elena Cecchinato, Which Story, Whose Histories? 9July 2022

Event Type Workshop Event Title Which Story, Whose Histories? General Information This free two-part workshop hosted by artist Elena Cecchinato is aimed at refugee children and adults. Participants will learn to rework a vintage photograph, giving new life and narrative to it by a stitching and weaving process that will spark new visual conversations with [...]

VELVET SOCIETY: Webinar, Intersectional Feminism in the Middle East 16July 2022

Event Type Talk Event Title Intersectional Feminism in the Middle East General Information Lebanese designer and activist, Rana Khoury will speak about her social enterprise ‘Phenomenal Women’, which links women living in difficult situations and survivors of gender-based violence to better opportunities and help them leave the never-ending cycle of violence. Rana Khoury, Creative Director [...]

In Which Language do we dream?

16 October 2021 Impressions Gallery We are familiar with the news headlines and the photographic images of the so-called ‘refugee crisis’. But what happens after displacement to those who are resettled and try to rebuild their lives? What about personal stories, and the relationships that form between new friends and new neighbors? And how do [...]

Travel without moving

Click here to download the PDF

Community and Educational Program

  The Fun Kids Kit {{ vc_btn: title=Back+to+Events&align=center&button_block=true&custom_onclick=true&link=url%3A%252Fevents%252F%7C%7C%7C }}