A girl with almond eyes whispers sweet songs to her beloved under the enchanted pomegranate tree. In a garden of jasmine blossoms, a young man, his cheeks like honey-dew, fills his true love's glass with enchantment. In a dark place, a flower has wilted, spoiled by poisonous hands.
The songs and stories of the Middle East and Mediterranean are infused with sensations, fragrances, tastes and colours.
Weaving together traditional and original songs, poems and stories, German/Egyptian singer Merit Ariane is joined by Iranian qanun player Nilufar Habibian, British multi-instrumentalist Jon Banks and storyteller Rosie Hilal.
Admission £10, family concessions, all profits to charity.
Come and join us at the Friends Meeting House, Backhouse Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6SP
19:00 cake, for a 19:30 start
More information on the charity can be found here:
Celebrating Migration - Past and Present
On Friday June 23rd, there is a Refugee Week event at:
Quaker Meeting House
109 Handside Lane
Welwyn Garden City
7pm for 7.30 start
The event is a celebration of the contribution refugees make and have made to their host countries.
Speakers include Dzemal Paratusic who fled from Bosnia 25 years ago and Maurice Abd, a Syrian national now working in Welwyn. There will also be poetry, music and time for questions and discussion. The evening will end with refreshments.
Admission free but booking is essential! You can book by letting Vicky Woodcraft know.
Vicky's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org