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19

Mar

Bill Drummond rehearses new members of The17 for SURROUND Damascus in London (via @michaeljohng )

Bill Drummond rehearses new members of The17 for SURROUND Damascus in London (via @michaeljohng )

The National: Reel Syria event gives British audiences a look beyond the conflict

As the festival director Dan Gorman explains: “The basic idea of Reel festivals was to show that people who are caught up in the world’s conflicts are actual people - people who create things, think things, dream things 

17

Mar

Map for Bill Drummond’s SURROUND Damascus in London, Sunday March 18, 1pm

16

Mar

It’s March 15th; the anniversary of the Syrian Revolution, and the closing night of the “missing” DOX BOX edition. So, here we are, carrying the best of Syrian documentary films to screen parts of the Syrians’ lives back from the seventies, and to tell more about Syria, what it is, who we are, and maybe give a glance of what actually made the country rise up shouting for freedom
DoxBox Global Day organizers, March 15 2012

15

Mar

Trebuchet - Bill Drummond Presents: SURROUND: Damascus in London

Part of #ReelSyria 2012! To get involved email: surround@reelfestivals.org

13

Mar

Mosaic Initiative for Syria exhibition of Ali Ferzat’s cartoons co-sponsored by Amnesty International and Mica Gallery

Mica Gallery 20th March to 29th March 2012

Monday to Friday: 10am - 6pm

Saturdays: 11am - 6pm (strictly by appointment only) Mica Gallery, Studio 2, 259A Pavilion Road, Sloane Square, SW1X 0BP

Damascus in London - by Bill Drummond for @FluxMagazine

The months speed by, a new spring is about to burst upon us, but in that time news out of Syria has continued to go from bad to worse and our feelings about the Arab Spring have become somewhat jaded. On a personal level I am no closer to knowing what the international community, should do, but there is only so much wringing my hands can take.

11

Mar

Samih Choukeir, who is singing at Reel Syria festival on Saturday 17, sings for Homs. For details check: https://www.facebook.com/events/187928214644064/

06

Mar

Manhal Alsarraj is an award winning Syrian author, who will appear at our panel discussion Culture Under Fire: Creative Resistance in Syria”. She has published a number of books including Overcoming The Bridge (1997) and As the River Must (2000), which was banned from publication in Syria  as it dealt with the Hama massacre of 1982, and On My Chest (2007). Her most recent novel was Defiant Blood, released in 2011 by Dar al-Adab.

27

Feb

The score for Bill Drummond’s “Surround”. For details of how you can get involved in a performance of Surround, check here.

The score for Bill Drummond’s “Surround”. For details of how you can get involved in a performance of Surround, check here.

GET INVOLVED: Volunteers needed for Bill Drummond premiere

'SURROUND in Damascus', a piece of work created for Syria in 2011 by legendary artist and musician Bill Drummond, will now take place in exile in London. 

100 volunteers are needed; all will become members of The17, Bill Drummond’s international choir!

WHEN? Sunday 18th March, 1:00PM

WHERE? Central London

To take part, please email surround@reelfestivals.org

All members of Drummond’s international choir will receive a t-shirt with the musician’s unique design for the performance of SURROUND 

23

Feb

EXCITING NEWS: Legendary artist and musician Bill Drummond is getting involved in Reel Syria 2012 with a huge piece of work created for Syria. More details to come soon, and info about how you can get involved!

EXCITING NEWS: Legendary artist and musician Bill Drummond is getting involved in Reel Syria 2012 with a huge piece of work created for Syria. More details to come soon, and info about how you can get involved!