Festival: Spring is yet to come!

Uprisings in the Arab region

Five years after the first uprisings in the Arab region, the festival ‘Spring is yet to come’ offers the unique opportunity to meet global changemakers, artists, thinkers, writers and researchers and discuss prevailing topics in contemporary societies.

Spring is yet to come’ aims to set up a new agenda for future collaboration and exchange based on common perspectives. The festival provides workshops, panel discussions, lectures, films and art performances on 5 current issues: Citizenship, Social Action, Economy, Heroes and Victims and Social Inheritance.

Keynote speaker

TamimTamim Al-Barghouti is Palestinian poet, columnist and political scientist. Al-Barghouti is probably the most acclaimed Arab Poet of his generation. He is known for the capacity of his poetry to draw the attention of hundreds of thousands of people.  The reception of his poetry among a diverse audience from various backgrounds and age groups is a testimony to the vitality of the centuries-old tradition of classical Arabic poetry.


Spring is yet to come consists of workshops, panel discussions, lectures, films and art performances and will take place in 4 different rooms. The programme is divided into 3 blocks with 2 intermissions for tea and dinner. A sketch of the program is presented on the following page.

Photo Exhibition by Lotfi El Ghariani

In anticipation of the festival, one can get inspired during the month of April by an exhibition of photos created by the Tunisian photographer Lotfi El Ghariani and other photographers of the Arab region in the café of Pakhuis de Zwijger.

Registration is possible at: https://dezwijger.nl/programma/spring-is-yet-to-come

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