An important historical relic from the Temple of Eshmun in Sidon, the 2,300-year-old marble sculpture of a bull’s head, which was stolen in 1981, will be returned to Lebanon after a long judicial dispute.
Read more in this article from the New York Times.
Une belle initiative! Éliesh Sahyoun, enseignant universitaire et fondateur de l’Organisation de développement durable (ODDD) prend les devants et propose de mobiliser de jeunes étudiants autour des transports publics.
Lire l’article de Nelly Helou dans l’Orient Le Jour ici
A lire. Un entretien avec Kassem Istanbouli sur son collectif artistique et sur “l’importance des espaces libres culturels au Liban (notamment au Liban Sud)”.
“La culture est un moyen de recréer une perspective d’avenir pour une société [..] Nous sommes convaincus que grâce à la culture, nous pouvons construire la paix.”
Retrouvez l’article sur iloubnan.info ici
Such a wonderful initiative!
NaTakallam is a “conversation platform for Arabic-speaking refugees and language learners that would give refugees an opportunity to leverage their skills and earn income, while offering language learners a chance to practice colloquial Arabic”
“This is an opportunity to get people to know, one-on-one, who these people [ed. refugees] are, to change the narrative, to change the perspective, to create real connections” Aline Sara, founder of NaTakallam.
Read more here.
Storytelling events serve and reflect the community. They revive traditional practice such as the Hakawatis and promote social cohesion.
We came across this interesting article in The Economist about storytelling groups in Lebanon where Lebanese of all backgrounds meet to tell their stories.
“In a society where people are defined by their differences, these stories of vulnerability and strength are advancing the search for a common ground.”
Discover the richness and diversity of Lebanon in this beautiful article by Warren Singh-Bartlett. Follow the writer’s incredible journey walking over 400 km from North to South on the Lebanon Mountain Trail (LMT).
“In the valley below, a delicate froth of fruit blossom clouded the terraces. Cherry perhaps, or apple. Maybe both. I could hear the tinkle of goat bells from somewhere below and the distant but unmistakable echo of a bus honking its horn on the other side of the valley. Wind rustled through the trees, making the mist swirl and all around, the air filled with birdsong.”
Read the full story here
Thumbs up to Sabine Choucair for this great art therapy project. Street theater performances with Syrian refugees called The Caravan. Watch her story here.