The festival is taking place from 7 – 17 July, and includes Yemen in Conflict, an exhibition in collaboration with University of Liverpool and University of Leeds. It asks how storytelling might heighten and enhance both political and public awareness of the situation in Yemen, and how this can lead to wider cultural understanding of diaspora and refugee communities in the UK.
Poetry is at the heart of Yemen’s culture and this exhibition marks the journey so far. It features contributions by Yemeni communities in Liverpool, Cardiff, Birmingham and Sheffield, showcasing the creativity of the Yemeni diaspora in the UK.
Liverpool ONE will host a large wall vinyl on College Lane and will include an excerpt from Maliha Al-Assadi’s poem ‘Give me a Homeland’.