On the morning of Wednesday 8th July, the first day of PalFest Ireland, to mark the first anniversary of start of the Israeli bombardment of Gaza, there will be an art installation placed on Dublin’s famous Sandymount Strand, immortalised by James Joyce in Ulysses.
It will comprise 556 white infant vests on uprights, representing the 556 Palestinian children whose lives were brutally cut short in Gaza last July in the Israeli attacks that left over 2,200 Palestinians dead.
London-based Irish-Palestinian writer Hannah Khalil’s play Bitterenders, a black comedy about a Palestinian family in Jerusalem who are forced to share their house with Israeli settlers, won the Sandpit Arts’ Bulbul 2013 competition and was staged at The Nightingale Theatre in Brighton. A compelling mixture of Beckett-meets-McDonagh set in Jerusalem under the Israeli occupation regime.
Directed by Jeda De Bri, Performed by Áine Ní Mhuirí (Ballykissangel), Michael Bates (Fair City), Hannah Mamalis and Anne Byrne.