PREVIEW OF ‘THE BEEKEEPER OF ALEPPO’ EVENT AT THE RICHMOND WALKING AND BOOK FESTIVAL
We are pleased to bring you our final preview for Richmond Walking and Book Festival by Lucy Denton, in Year 12. Lucy researched ‘The Beekeeper of Aleppo’ by Christy Lefteri.
If you are interested in this event then you can see it at Richmond School and Sixth Form College on Saturday 24th September. Tickets are £15 and can be ordered HERE.
Concessionary Tickets: people in full time education, people receiving income assessment benefits, or carers supporting other attendees may purchase tickets for most events at half-price.
THE BEEKEPER OF ALEPPO BY CHRISTY LEFTERI, WITH DR RYAD ALSOUS AND ROSEMARY BROWN
This September Richmond Walking and Book Festival gives you the unparalleled opportunity to delve deeper into the ‘courageous’ story of ‘The Beekeeper of Aleppo’.
The novel follows the path of Nuri and Afra as they flee Syria during the devastating civil war. The text focuses on loss and transformation as the protagonists seek asylum in the UK. The author, Christy Lerfteri, was inspired to write the novel after her experience working in a refugee centre in Athens. Her aim was to breathe life into the agonising yet truly inspirational stories of the people she worked with.
During the evening you will hear from the author herself alongside Dr Ryad Alsous and Rosemary Brown. Dr Ryad is a respected expert on bees and inspired Lefteri to write ‘The Beekeeper of Aleppo’. He also launched the ‘Buzz Project’ in 2017 which brings together his love for bees and supporting refugees and job seekers: ‘I love running this project because it has so many benefits, both for refugees, many who have come from high level careers and so have lots to contribute, and for the British black bees which I encourage people to keep over other non-native strains’.
The event itself will take place on Saturday 24th September 2022 at Richmond School and Sixth Form College at 7:30. Tickets cost £15 and there will also be a bar and bookstall. Disabled access is available.
So what are you waiting for? This opportunity is perfect for everyone with first hand opportunities to further connect with the story of Nuri and Afra and thousands of others…
We are looking forward to seeing you!