Watch this short clip showing various events and activities from our successful Celebrating Syria 2017 festival

A fortnight of exhibition, films, theatre, live music, talks by writers, panel discussions and interactive art workshops exploring Syrian arts and culture before and after 2011.

The first of its kind in the UK, this festival is a celebration of a hopeful, inspiring and imaginative face of Syria and the Syrian people and their rich contribution to the collective history of human expression. 

Click here to download the 2017 Celebrating Syria Programme


Music Theatre  Films Exhibition Panel Discussions Author Meets Public Talks Workshops Entertainment Book Sale



Duo Zamaan

Noma Omran: Syrian Notes

Ayman Jarjour: A Syrian Guitar

London Syrian Ensemble


Damascus Stories


Silvered Water: Syria Self-Portrait

La dolce Siria: A Short Film Trilogy



Parallel Republic Exhibition


Time for Creativity

The Art of Lettering

Author Meets Public

miriam cooke: Dancing in Damascus: Creativity, Resilience and the Syrian Revolution

Diana Darke: My House in Damascus


My Films, My Freedom, My humanity: Independent Cinema Under Dictatorship.

Khaled Khalifa Talks From Damascus

Panel Discussions

Syria’s arts and culture before and after 2011

Does art create change or react to it?


Make Maté, Not War: a Taste of Syria

Book Sale

List of books on sale at Celebrating Syria Festival

Click here to download Celebrating Syria Programme