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The Festival’s Events

Artistic Events

The Opening Ceremony: ((Syria the Pearl of the Orient)) Operetta

The operetta consists of seven tableaus. Each one of them is two to three minutes long tackling the different eras and civilizations which Syria had witnessed once.

Folk Dance

The festival presents the major popular and folk dances which belong to different Syrian areas and others relating to holidays and the seasons of harvest to give the public an idea about this inherent artistic heritage.

Music Concerts by Young and Professional Bands

Many Syrian innovators managed to represent Syria and its popular movement through intricate songs and music. The most famous international forums celebrated and welcomed these musicians the way they received the greatest musicians and intellectuals before them.

Corner for Media Personalities and Artists

The festival provides a corner for media personalities and artists to conduct interviews and exchange ideas about the different events and activities they attended or contributed to.

The Red Carpet

The festival provides a red carpeted passage, thus, a space where celebrities who attended the event can take photos.

Family Events

Charity Dinner

As a part of the charity dinner, there will be an auction presenting some of the personal belongings of Syrian symbolic characters, especially the ones which date back to the period of demonstrations. The auction’s income will be used to support projects inside Syria.

Lectures and Seminars

Many countries around the world have witnessed similar circumstances to these, which are happening in Syria; they faced the same degree of cruelty and harshness. Many philosophers and writers have been exposed to the same conditions.

Poetry Sessions and Storytelling Evenings

Since the beginning of the peaceful demonstrations, poetry has played a major role in expressing Syrian’s demands. The poems, which people have sung or spoken during demonstrations, have spread from Daraa in the south to Idlib in the north.

Short Films

Syrians, to show the world their continuance suffering, have resorted to documentaries. In the past a few years, many works achieved international rankings and won acknowledged awards. Their productions revived the pattern in the larger domain of short films.

Fine Arts and Photography Exhibitions

Photography has been playing different roles in relation to the Syrian crisis starting with the process of documentation and ending with focusing on the darkened faces of war-affected people’s lives.

Sketch Comedy.

Many Syrian young people chose comedy to overcome their suffering and to maneuver all the obstacles which faced their development representing their life’s smallest daily details to the most fundamental ones.

A Market for Syrian Handicrafts

This market is for Syrian traditional handicrafts which aim to introduce the festival’s visitors to the Syrian heritage and traditions, such as glass making, pottery and carpets. This market will provide the people working in this area with certain material gains.

Charity Bazar

Many Syrian charitable associations and organizations operate productive projects to support people; accordingly and for the duration of its events, the festival will allocate a permanent market for these entities’ products to support their projects.

Al-Hamidiyah Souq

The festival will present a market which simulates Al-Hamidiyah Souq which exists in the different Syrian governorates. Through the market, Syrian individuals and establishments will have the chance to present and sale their products.

Market for Syrian Traditional Crafts

The festival offers people the pleasure of watching Syrian traditional crafts which represent our heritage, such as glass, carpets and mosaic while being made. There will be a specific section which functions as an exhibition for the visitors to walk through as if walking through the real workshops in Syria.

Minia Syria

The festival will provide a corner for presenting models which resemble the Syrian most famous monuments and ruins; this space aims to introduce visitors to the Syrian history and civilizations.

Clinic

The festival will provide an integral clinic which offers Syrian visitors different medical services for free.

Activities for People with Disabilities

Taking into consideration the constant marginalization of people with disabilities, the festival seeks to be their comfort zone with a special regard to their cultural, motor and recreational needs.

Restaurants

The festival will assign a space for many Syrian restaurants to offer the visitors a chance to know Syrian cooking, in addition to a number of Turkish restaurants.

Youth Events

RoboLab

The festival will offer young visitors the chance to be introduced to educational programs in the fields of robotics and electronics through constructing a specialized center.

Talents Corner

Many Syrian innovations and inventions remained in the dark, unknown, as a result for the absence of interested establishments which usually sponsor or show concern for such scientific efforts. Accordingly, the festival will form a platform to launch these innovations and a space through which inventors can meet and discuss.

Photography Teaching Center

The festival will present a corner for teaching young Syrians the principles of photography and cinema to enhance the experience of the already talented people.

Painting Teaching Center

The festivals assigns a space for teaching young people the principles of painting and the means to become professionals.

Cultural Cafe

Through this space, the festival offers visitors a calm musical atmosphere which helps them read and enjoy smart games such as chess. The cafe is also a place where visitors can rest during the intervals.

TED TALKS

A group of young people will present their ideas which are worth spreading. Within a few minutes, the audience will be surprised by ideas or inventions they have never seen before.

Women Events

Center for Teaching Handicrafts

The festival provides a corner for teaching women some Syrian handicrafts such as embroidery, knitting and other traditional processes.

Beauty and Health Corner

The festival provides a corner where women can attend lectures about the best means and practices to be healthy and fit.

Cooking Stage

The festival presents direct shows for famous Arab chefs to increase women’s experience in terms of cooking and making sweets.

Children Events

Children Educational Center

In play, children discharge energy; the festival in its turn and through the workshops and the activities dedicated for them helps these children use their energy to gain new knowledge which aid them to integrate and actively interact with the society surrounding them.

Puppet Theater

The most distinct feature about theater is its ability to communicate directly with the audience, to examine its reaction and observe the presented show’s success immediately. The puppet show, which the festival presents, offers Syrian children an entertaining and useful material.

Games Hall

The festival provides a space for children and families which like to have some fun. These games include activities for individuals and families, such as video games, movement activities, sports and the like.

The Creative Calligrapher

The festival provides sessions especially for teaching participating kids the principles of Arabic calligraphy.

The Storyteller (Al-Hakawati)

The storyteller is a character which occupies an intimate space of every Syrian's memory; it is one of the most popular characters which tell history in a charming and hearty manner.

Children Cinema

The festival provides a corner for presenting children movies to contribute to educating and entertaining children and to enhance their creativity and imagination.