Monday 11th July, 6pm

O’Reilly Lecture Room

Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1

Entry to this event is free; donations welcome

“Keep hope alive – Plant an olive tree!”

Olive trees in Palestine are a symbol of resistance and resilience. They are often the unfortunate casualties of the occupation, but have come to encapsulate the strength of the Palestinian spirit.

Muhanad Qaisy, the Palestinian coordinator of the JAI Olive Tree Campaign, is travelling from the West Bank to Dublin to give a voice to the often-unheard stories of Palestinian farmers, their experiences under the occupation, and the ongoing confiscation of their land.

The JAI Olive Tree Campaign supports Palestinian farmers suffering from the various Israeli policies that place their land and property under the threat of confiscation. It also sponsors the planting of new olive trees compensating for those that were uprooted in confiscated lands. The campaign consists of education and lobbying to target the existing policies that adhere to the ongoing confiscation of Palestinian land.

5-512“In spite of the destruction of the very foundations of their existence, and in spite of the ever-increasing violence in the Holy Land, Palestinian women, men and children are committed to rebuilding their society and its structures without the use of violence. They do need your support and involvement.”

Muhanad will also give a talk after the opening night performance of the ‘The Olive Tree’ (Tuesday 12th July, 7:30pm The New Theatre) on the significance the olive tree holds in Palestinian heritage, enterprise and culture.


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Monday 11th – Saturday 16th July 2016 @ 7:30pm

The New Theatre

43 East Essex Street, Temple Bar

Tickets: €12.50 / 01 670 3361

Written and performed by Katie O’Kelly, directed by Davey Kelleher

From a dull day in Tesco to the dusty fields of Palestine.
In the blink of an eye.
What the fuck just happened?

A rainy day in Dublin. A jaded supermarket employee rips a boycott sticker off a bottle of olive oil. And the Palestinian olive tree of history comes to life before her…The Olive Tree low res

A magic realist journey into the stories and struggles of Palestine, past, present and future.

“Remarkably funny…lyrical and intelligent language makes the political personal” – The Reviews Hub

“O’Kelly performs all the roles with a clean, clear and sharp wit” – No More Workhorse

“A story told with magic and emotional realness” – Pure M Magazine



Monday 11th July, 8pm

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Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1

Tickets: €15 / €12 conc.

To buy tickets, please click here.

We Are Rachel Corrie, a performed reading of the personal correspondences from Gaza of American human rights defender Rachel Corrie, crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer in 2003. With actors Mary Murray, Neilí Conroy, Charlotte Bradley, Katie Honan, Clara Purcell, Donal O’Kelly. Music by Jane Hughes and James MacCafferty. Adapted by Sorcha Fox, directed by Rachael Dowling.

Dovie Thomason, Native American storyteller with an excerpt from her celebrated show “How The West Was Spun”.

Palestinian storyteller Fidaa Ataya from Kafr Nima near Ramallah, with her version of the traditional story The Doma Tree.