Posted on 23rd December 2013, by & filed under Uncategorised.

Bethlehem Unwrapped – A festival of Bethlehem at Christmas

St James’s Piccadilly, London. December 23rd 2013 – January 5th 2014

On Monday evening, December 23 rd, Jeff Halper will speak at the opening ceremony for Bethlehem Unwrapped in London.

Through music, food, art, poetry, debate and more Bethlehem Unwrapped goes behind the romanticised Christmas card images of the ancient city to show what life is like for people in Bethlehem today. The festival celebrates the culture and stories of those living behind the wall and their work for peace. Hope, humour and humanity are reflected throughout the programme, which brings together renowned musician and composer Nigel Kennedy, chefs Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi, singer Reem Kelani, comedians Mark Steel and Jeremy Hardy, activist and speaker Jeff Halper, actor Adjoa Andoh, film-maker Leila Sansour,  video artist Larissa Sansour,  writer and speaker Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, slam poets  Harry Baker and Rafeef Ziadah and more.


Here you can find the full programme