Stand For Syria Arts Festival

Lesley Thomson

Lesley grew up near Manchester and began playing the violin at the age of 7, studying to a high level at the RNCM Kindergarten and Saturday Junior School in Manchester … Continue reading


Since forming in Spring 2013, 47SOUL have launched their high-energy music in the Middle East, completed 2 UK summer festival tours and sold out shows at some of London’s best … Continue reading

Saied Silbak – Arabic Music on Oud

Saied Silbak is a Palestinian Oud player and composer born in Shafa-amer, a city located in the northern district of occupied Palestine. During the course of the opening evening, nothing … Continue reading

A Tale of Two Syrias

The movie observes the life of ordinary Syrians at the beginning of the uprising and highlights their unique perception of freedom. The director Yasmine Fedda narrates the documentary through the … Continue reading

Return to Homs

The movie tells the story of 19 year old Abdul Basset Al-Sarout who used to play as a goalkeeper in the national football team. It shows how his life and … Continue reading

Death Visited Me, Yet on the Shelf There Was No Coffee

The director tells the story of his personal suffering in Damascus suburbs under the siege in summer 2012. The movie shows the nature of the siege and the surrounding circumstances, … Continue reading

Carrie on Dance

Carrie On Dancing is an Edinburgh based ceilidh band, playing ceilidh standards along with some more unusual dances. Carrie is an accomplished fiddler and caller, and is joined by Kath … Continue reading

Stand For Syria

Art Festival in Scotland April 7th to April 11th, 2015 In St Andrews and Edinburgh Well into its fourth year, Syria’s on-going conflict has become the greatest humanitarian crisis of … Continue reading

Graffiti and Art of Activism

By Ibrahim Fakhri St. Andrews: In front of Mansefield building University of St. Andrews, Market Street Saturday 11 of April 11:00 am to 01:00 pm (Free Admission) Edinburgh: George Square, … Continue reading

Silvered Water

The movie which is mainly shot using mobile phones from witnesses from inside Syria, had a special screening in Cannes Film Festival 2014. Ossama Muhammad said that the idea began … Continue reading

April 7th to April 11th, 2015 St Andrews and Edinburgh

“Stand for Syria Arts Festival” is a weeks’ arts event on Syria in Scotland that envisions creating stronger awareness in Scotland of the Syrian civil society’s peaceful and civic struggle amongst all the violence. Spanning across movies, music, graffiti and arts exhibitions, this event also seeks to fundraise for the education of Syria refugees in Lebanon. Through film screenings, some of which will be followed by panel discussions, civil society activism and the course of events that led to rising violence and extremism will be exposed, thus creating more understanding of the Syrian conflict at the local level. Through hybrid Scottish/Syrian art activities, it will be realized that humans are one, share common interests and have common needs everywhere, from music to being part of decisions affecting their own lives, thus creating more solidarity. Meanwhile, funds raised will be given to SAWA for Development and Aid NGO in Lebanon, to be used to serve the education of Syrian students there. This shall contribute to saving a lost generation from being victims of authoritarianism and terrorism, to being future agents of peace and positive change. Follow our news and events updates on our facebook page: