Following the hugely successful Souq for Syria fundraiser in September 2015, we're back at Rich Mix with a special Christmas edition in aid of Levantine Relief Network. Expect children's activities, live music, food and more!
Souq for Syria is a magical journey through a traditional Syrian market - where Middle Eastern arts, crafts, jewellery, toys and Syrian cuisine will be available. Some of London's finest homegrown independent artists and designers are also setting up shop - to foment a rich cultural and festive exchange - providing the perfect opportunity to pick up unique Christmas presents!
The day will feature children's activites designed by BAFTA nominated actress and award winning storyteller, Alia al-Zougbi. We're also very excited to welcome Layla Totah this year and her embroidery workshop for little ones!
The cherry on this already delectable cake is a live performance by the phenomenal Syrian kanun player, Maya Youssef, winner of the Exceptional Talent Award and recent star of the BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall. Maya will be accompanied by two critically acclaimed musicians, cellist Barney Morse-Brown and percussionist Ant Romero.
Entry alongside all activities and performances is free.
All donations from sellers will go towards funding two streams of Levantine Relief Network's projects with internally displaced families in southern Syria (https://www.facebook.com/levantinesforpeace/?fref=ts). 50% of the total proceeds will go towards funding the charity's education and training projects and the production of an app that will allow doctors across Syria to connect and receive help with medical cases. The other 50% will go towards the charity's 'Winterisation' campaign, distributing blankets, fuel and carpets to internally displaced families in the coldest months (winter is coming!)
11:00 - 15:00 SOUQ
11:00 - 13:00 Children's Activities
13:00 - 14:00 Live Music Performance
14:00 - 15:00 Children's Activities
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*PLEASE NOTE* that filming will take place throughout the event, including the children's activities.