Oriental Night

Lebanese storyteller Jihad Darwiche and the Association Grupa Studnia O. tell:
The Epic of Gilgamesh, Tales of Arabian Nights and other wonderful stories all in the charming frame of the Museum Oriental Carpet collection of the Royal Castle in Warsaw on December 5th 2009 at 9 p.m.

Pałac pod Blachą (Copper Roofed Palace of the Royal Castle in Warsaw Old Town).

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Jihad Darwiche
Association Grupa Studnia O.

66th Anniversary of the Independence of Lebanon

23/11/2009  On the occasion of the 66th Anniversary of the Independence of Lebanon, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Ambassador Michel Bitar met officials of the Polish Government, representatives of Diplomatic Missions and the Lebanese community in Warsaw at a reception in Kyriad Prestige Hotel.

After welcoming his honorable guests, H.E. Ambassador Michel Bitar spoke about struggle of the Lebanese people for independence and the important challenges in regaining stability in a tumultuous region. He also paid tribute to the admirable dedication of Polish Troops who have been engaged for a long time in peacekeeping duties in South Lebanon and thanked the Polish Government for its great contribution.

After the speech, guests were invited to savour Lebanese specialties prepared by the Lebanese restaurants “Le Cedre” and “Samira” as well as the Embassy’s own cook.

Exhibition of Young Lebanese Artists in Warsaw

Fiction in Action
Exhibition of Young Lebanese Artists in Warsaw

Ali Cherri – video works
Randa Mirza – series of photographs
Walid Raad – selection from the Atlas Group Archives
Mounira al Solh – video installation “As if I Don’t Fit There”

Opening: 21/11/2009, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Exhibition – open until December 16, 2009

22/11/2009, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Lecture by Stefanie Baumann from the Université Paris 8 devoted to the Lebanese contemporary art

27/11/2009, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Meeting ending workshops „Fenix Cities – Art Workshops and Exhibitions in Warsaw and Beirut” for young Lebanese and Polish artists and cultural operators.

Curators of the project:
Marta Bogdańska, Magdalena Kępka
Contact: 605 10 20 47
The exhibition and meetings are held in Raster Gallery
42 Hoża str. apt 8, 3rd floor
00-516 Warsaw
Read more: Fiction in Actionraster.art.pl

XIII Festival of Science in Palace of Jabłonna

Exhibition and cultural event “Glow of life in the desert” in cooperation with the Institute of Regional and Global Studies of the University of Warsaw.
This Scientific Picnic of the Polish Academy of Science includes a tent with special program on everyday life in Arab societies.
The Embassy of Lebanon for this occasion organizes:
– Culinary shows (how to prepare regional dishes, Tabouleh, Hummus etc.) in cooperation with the restaurant Le Cedre
– Short lecture of the Arabic language
– Dancing and music
– Photo exhibition
– Slide projection on tourism in Lebanon
– Drawing workshop for children with the assistance of artists from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts (Ms. Jagna Wróblewska and Mr. Alexander Pawlik).

Institute of Regional and Global Studies: dr. Izabella Lecka, dr. Anna Dudek, dr. Marcin Solarz. Warsaw School of Human Sciences: Mgr. Katarzyna Skrzypiec. Embassy of the Lebanese Republic: Responsible for Cultural Affairs, Ms. Rana Gabi.