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Here Is The News From Over There (Over There Is The News From Here) – A Borderless Twitter Ballad Fresh From The Middle East

By | Published on Thursday 27 August 2015

Here is the News from Over There

Share an experience of quality, late night, casual-yet political, and semi-improvisational storytelling. An evening filled with tweets and readings from artists in the Middle East, with every night bringing a different focus. Straight away it was acknowledged by the host, Abdelrahim Alawji, that “Tonight, we’re talking about the Middle East…because you guys don’t know much about the Middle East”. The writer Sara Sharaawi and guest performers from The Letter Room were outstanding. There is something magical about witnessing an improvised collaboration. Sara passionately read a piece detailing her life in Cairo, whilst the musicians devised the music, and characters from her story. Cairo’s essence was felt throughout the room, and the audience left with a feeling of shared, cultural enrichment.

Northern Stage @ Summerhall, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 [Zita Campbell]