New mural!

ArtofChange.global by Ahla Fawda (the NGO founded in 2012) decided to turn another building into a powerful canvas! SimpleG was commissioned to create a mural honoring the Chehab family and pay tribute to lost craftsmanship. Located at the end of Hamra Street near Abu Taleb, the new mural, which measures 20 x 6 meters, depicts a copper polisher “Mobayedeen” …

Experiential travel in Lebanon

“The Lebanese Mountain Trail is a fine form of experiential travel (ed. also called immersion travel), through which the traveler actively engages with the history, people, culture, food, and environment of Lebanon.” Are you ready for the next Thru-Walk ? Registration will start soon for the Fall Trek 2019 ! www.lebanontrail.org Lebanon Mountain Trail Association (LMTA) …

Farming, a new generation

“Hussein Kazoun is the face of the new generation of farmers in Lebanon. He is a young self-taught organic farmer, who left behind his university degrees to work on his family’s land in West Bekaa. Committed to sustainability, he shares a vision for a better tomorrow: it is how that food is grown and nurtured that …

“Baalbek, Archives of an Eternity”

We highly recommend visiting the latest exhibit at the Sursock Museum“Baalbek, Archives of an Eternity”. This exhibit brings together archaeological, ethnographic, anthropological, cultural, and artistic perspectives to unpack the history of Baalbek in an unprecedented way. We had the pleasure of touring the exhibit with London-based curator Vali Mahlouji and were amazed by his work and expertise. Don’t …

Botanical Garden

Eastwood College recently launched a fantastic initiative reconnecting students with nature. A small botanical garden was inaugurated by the Minister of Environment, Mr. Fadi Jreissati, on their Kafarshima campus, with over 60 kinds of trees and plants that are native to our beautiful Lebanon. Developed In collaboration with the NGO Green Hand Organization, this is a …

Hand in hand

This week at another lovely Sofar Sounds Beirut intimate event “secret show for a secret cause”, the NGO Mission Village – ضيعة الرسالة revealed their fantastic initiative! A group of dedicated volunteers have joined forces to build a communal living area, a shelter for the homeless. 22 rooms and a big community kitchen will be ready in a few weeks, …

The inspiring Etel Adnan

Born in Lebanon in 1925, Etel Adnan is a unique poet, essayist and visual artist whose work has inspired generations. Her career spans over several decades and her work includes painting, drawing, ceramics, film and tapestry. « Etel Adnan, the rebel, the creative, a woman who is dedicated to fair causes and forever free.. »  …