11:00 Press conference to announce the Christmas message of Bethlehem, organized by Bethlehem Municipality. Bethlehem Peace Center.
12:00 Tête-à-Têtes is a lockdown radio conversation with Radio Alhara about new internet radio in a time of restricted movement, organized by the Sled Island Music and Arts Festival and Byta, with Elias Anastas from Bethlehem and Saeed Abu Jaber from Amman. Radio Alhara. Please register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_x8_hGcxzRYObytUx0PMcuw.
Rosette Interactive Day presenting an Arabic Calligraphy Workshop for locals and internationals, giving them the opportunity to practice writing Arabic letters in the most common fonts; Naskh and Roqa’a. The Arts and Handicrafts workshop “Rosette.” Ramallah Al-Tahta, close to Kamandjati.
Artist talk – a photographic journey into Palestine by Rula Halawani organized by A.M. Qattan Foundation. Reservations are required for physical distancing purposes: https://bit.ly/32NOH54. Broadcast via https://www.facebook.com/QattanFoundation/.
Thursday 3–Monday 7
Bethlehem Cultural Festival 2020 is a virtual celebration of Bethlehem’s rich and diverse cultural scene through music, film, cookery, dance, and discussion, offering a variety of over 30 online events to honor Bethlehem and its cultural actors. Organized in partnership with Alrowwad Arts & Cultural Society, Al-Harah Theater and Amwaj Choir. For registration and live streaming, visit https://www.bethlehemculturalfestival.com/.
Armenian ceramic furniture design workshop organized by Yabous Cultural Centre in partnership with The Palestinian Museum to offer skills to design and build a living room from different materials for the purpose of teaching production design. The Palestinian Museum.
Bethlehem Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Organized by Bethlehem Municipality under the Patronage of H.E. President Mahmoud Abbas, President of Palestine. Live broadcast via Bethlehem Municipality social media channels.
Film analysis workshop organized by Yabous Cultural Centre to research the tools used by filmmakers and help the audience understand the film by reviewing levels of cinematic analysis based on image elements, events, conflict, and characters. Yabous Cultural Centre.
Animation and Moving workshop organized by Yabous Cultural Centre to give an introduction to the world of animations through the formation of the character from playdough and moving it through a specialized application of graphics. Yabous Cultural Centre.
Opening of the 20th Annual Christmas Market, offering a variety of Christmas foods, products, and artworks, and featuring various Christmas and musical performances and several children activities. Organized by Bethlehem Municipality as part of Bethlehem Christmas Festivities 2020. Manger Square.
The second day of the 20th Annual Christmas Market offers a variety of Christmas foods, products, and artworks, and features various children’s activities, musical shows, and other events. Organized by Bethlehem Municipality as part of Bethlehem Christmas Festivities 2020. Manger Square.