Exhibition | Art of Syrian Children Refugees


This exhibition comprises 166 paintings and drawings created by Syrian refugee children during three month psychological support project run by the Syrian humanitarian relief agency Najda Now at the Shatila refugee camp in Lebanon.  Some pictures from the Exhibition can be seen here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Programme 6:30pm – 7:15pm 

At the launch there will be refreshments, background information about the exhibition, and a short programme of Middle Eastern, Spanish and classical music by Syrian guitarist Ayman Jarjour as well as a chance to view the art.

The exhibition has been organised by Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre with the Children’s War Museum and Najda Now. It is supported by Church of Scotland, World Mission CouncilEdinburgh Churches Together, and just Festival.

Children and teenagers have been forced to leave their homes, under showers of relentless bombardment; death and destruction has filled their country; raging infernos are destroying their schools and playgrounds. Violence, fear and murder have drawn these innocent souls in to darkness – the terrifying things they have seen causing deep psychological wounds.

Najda Now’s project, ‘Tomorrow is Ours’, aims to extend a loving hand to these children and plant the seeds of hope. Perhaps the psychological support programmes provided by the centre can help bring these children out of the darkness and in to the light; put smiles back to their sad faces, and wipe away the tears from their troubled eyes.

The exhibition will run from 20 October – 12 November at the City of Edinburgh Methodist Church and Edinburgh University Chaplaincy, with a small selection at St John’s Church, Monday –Friday, 10am – 3pm and at Edinburgh Methodist only Tuesdays 6 – 8pm & Sat 1 November 10am – 3pm. There will also be a taster exhibit from 13 – 19 October at Greyfriars Kirk, 10am – 3pm.

There will be no charge for admission but we will be asking for donations in support of the work of Najda Now Lebanon. We are sure that, when you have seen these drawings you will want to give generously.

To register please click the attend button below.  The event password for your RSVP is Light-Against-Darkness

If you prefer to respond via email please RSVP to contact@peaceandjustice.org.uk with ‘RSVP Launch Light into Darkness on Tuesday 21 October’ in the subject line.

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