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In a show of solidarity, Katara presents “Aleppo Operetta” on Qatar’s National Day

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On the occasion of Qatar's National Day, the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara presented an operetta for children based on the story of Aleppo "Tale of Aleppo", at Katara's Amphitheatre; in the presence of the General Manager of Katara

​HE Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti and the Chairperson of Qatar Museums, and HE Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani.

"Tale of Aleppo" was staged with the participation of a number of Qatari renowned actors including: Ghanem Al-Sulaiti, Salah Al-Mullah, Jassim Al-Ansari, and Ahmed Al-Muftah.

Speaking on the occasion, the General Manager of the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara, HE Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti said: "The response we get from the Qatari artists is outstanding and highly appreciated as they did not hesitate to contribute to this humanitarian and aid campaign launched by Katara."

Katara's Chief said: "We can't afford not being present through cultural and art campaign to speak out in favor of our brothers in Syria, and show solidarity with them during this undergoing tragedy. We at Katara cannot distance ourselves from the pressing issues and events taking place across the Arab world."

The General Manager of the Cultural Village added that this campaign is a humanitarian one, but contains the cultural and art features in a bid to join all those voices calling to end the atrocities.

It is noteworthy that on the 15th, 16th, and 17th of December, restaurants in the Cultural Village donated their revenues to Aleppo. In addition, donation boxes have been put around Katara's alleys as a part of the fund-raising campaign, launched in solidarity with the agonized people in Aleppo.

It should be noted that, the diverse performing participants at the Cultural Village witnessed huge crowds along Katara's esplanade where Qatari and expatriate families had the opportunity to enjoy the traditional tents of Al-Gannas Association, Al-Galayel Competition, and a special exhibition by the Childhood Cultural Centre.

Visitors have gathered around the Allegiance Book, entitled: "Loyalty", where they expressed their love and gratitude to Qatar in all languages. Also in this event there was an exhibition showcasing the signatures of visitors from the previous years.

Over 4000 meals have been allocated to be distributed to children during Qatar's National Day. In addition, a booth representing items from Al-Habbal competition 2016 was also installed, comprising; race pigeon, ropes trap and falcon trawl.

Doha Centre for interfaith Dialogue has also prepared a 3D photo booth stand that reflects the Qatari flag, map of Qatar and Qatar's hospitality. 

Traditional Market

Across the most spectacular views of Katara, the esplanade was creatively decorated with white and burgundy flowers. Katara Traditional Market was also launched to mark the activities under Qatar's National Day, and is sought to allocate all donations and revenues for people in the plighted Syrian city of Aleppo.

The market comprises multiple wards showcasing: artifacts, gifts, artistic and antique belongings. The market imitates one of the best traditional markets in the world but with a Qatari style infused with special Qatari architecture. The market had several divisions such as: belongings, antiques, ceramics, clothing, Islamic art, glass ware, traditional food, Karak, toys and gifts.

Katara Cultural Forum, through this market, aims at transforming culture into industry by gathering talented youth in the fields in culture and tradition in one place. ​


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