Syria

Durham and Syria – A Musical Collaboration

Eight years since start of the Syrian Civil war, a new songwriting project has begun in Durham. A group of Syrian refugees who were resettled in the North East in 2016 have joined together with local Durham residents to create a new choir: Stories of Sanctuary. This incredible choir recount their experiences, as well as […]

The Real Israel

Israel is the most politically contentious, internationally contested, and yet extraordinary region in the world. Spending only a week there, I realised just how skewed the Western media portrayal of the Middle East is. There are complexities and differences of opinions within pockets of consensus.  The ruling of the region continues to be dictated by the 1967 Six-Day War; and Israel needs urgent change.