International Shalom Festival – Using Art for Social Change

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International Shalom Festival –
Using Art for Social Change

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MAN WITH A MISSION

In 2014 and 2015 Israeli performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the largest arts festival in the world, were cancelled due to disruptions from anti-Israel, pro-BDS demonstrators. School administrator Nigel Goodrich was so disturbed by what had happened that he created the International Shalom Festival to change the narrative. The mission of the Festival is to build cultural bridges, celebrate coexistence, promote peace and highlight Israeli art to the world.

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FROM VISION TO REALITY

In 2016 Goodrich was able to successfully bring Israel’s presence back to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival by bringing artists to perform in the Shalom Festival and working with the Scottish authorities to block the disruptive efforts of the BDS.

The festival showcases Israel’s human and cultural diversity and serves as living proof that the BDS and their defamation about apartheid is completely false.

 

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SHALOM FESTIVAL 2018

Each year the Festival has grown and expanded bringing more artists and performers to showcase the art and culture of Israel to the world.

This year the Festival will feature:

  • An Interactive Exhibition where you can dialog with people from all over Israel from many diverse backgrounds
  • An Israeli cooking demonstration
  • Israeli painting, dance, and booths with Israeli products and crafts
  • Daily film screenings featuring a selection of thought provoking full length and short films about what peace really means
  • A Gala Concert featuring a cross-culture ‘improv’ involving Jewish and Arab artists

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WE NEED YOUR HELP

The team is relying on gifts from Israel’s supporters worldwide to bring the festival back to Edinburgh again in 2018.  Donations will be used to cover the travel expenses of the performers and artists to Scotland. With your kind donations we can make a difference and help bring people together to achieve a better understanding of Israel’s culture and art.  Your support will help ensure Israel will not be absent this year. Every donation you make will help more people to see with their own eyes that Israel is truly a Light to the Nations. Please join us and become part of this success. Thank you!

 

WHO ARE WE

Nigel Goodrich, Founder & CEO

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Nigel Goodrich is the creator of the Shalom Festival and the manager of Confederation of Friends of Israel – Scotland. Since 2014, Nigel has set up a successful network of Friends of Israel groups across Scotland. These groups of volunteers are out on the streets of all major cities of Scotland week after week, talking to people about Israel and changing the narrative.

Hadar Galron, Artistic Director

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Hadar Galron is an Israeli playwright, screenplay writer, director, actress & comedienne for theater, TV and cinema. She was born in London to a Jewish Orthodox family and immigrated to Israel with her family at the age of 13. Besides writing, performing and directing, Hadar is a lecturer and teacher for dramatic writing and acting at several Drama academies.

 

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2018-05-29
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$12
2018-04-03
Dov Jacoby
"Good Luck."
2018-03-22
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2018-03-22
Yochy davis
$60
"Amazing initiative!!! Can’t wait!!! See you there xxx"
2018-03-10
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$20
2018-03-06
The Kolton Family
$180
"Supporting Israel on every level/angle/facet possible..."
2018-03-02
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2018-03-01
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"because now we need more than ever to stand up to the neighborhood bullies!"
2018-02-25
Rose Barlow
$180
"Thank you Ishmael Kahldi for making me aware of an opportunity to support these artists!"
2018-02-24
Anonymous donor
$25
"In memory of Brina Marks a beautiful soul now ascended to heaven"
2018-02-21
Kevin Leigh
$30
"A worthy cause to fight a nasty bigoted movement that is fuelled by propaganda and lies. Well done! Good luck for 2018!"
2018-02-21
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2018-02-19
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2018-02-18
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"To the anonymous heroes relentlessly fighting BDS around the world every day"
2018-02-18
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2018-02-17
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2018-02-16
Deirdre
$100
"Good luck. Keep up the good work"
2018-02-16
Clive Hyman
"This Festival has been a huge success in previous years, not just showcasing Israeli talent but facing down the evil organisations which seek the destruction of Israel. Nigel and his team have done a great job. They deserve your support. Please give wh"
2018-02-15
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2018-02-15
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2018-02-15
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2018-02-15
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2018-02-14
John Perkins
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2018-02-14
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"A small group of volunteers with practically no budget scored a major success against Scottish BDS in the most positive way possible. We all should support them."
2018-02-14
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International Shalom Festival – Using Art for Social Change

$2,017   raised
GOAL: $48,000

36

 Donors

Campaign by
Nigel Goodrich and Hadar Galron
, United Kingdom

Nigel Goodrich and Hadar Galron share a common vision of using art as an instrument for social change. Nigel and Hadar rely on the gifts of Israel's supporters worldwide to produce the International Shalom Festival and continue to share their message of peace and coexistence.

  • FRIEND OF ISRAEL
    11 claimed

    Help the Shalom Festival build cultural bridges.

  • SUPPORTER OF THE ARTS
    7 claimed

    Show the beauty of Israeli culture to the world.

  • LIASON OF PEACE
    1 claimed

    Help celebrate coexistence.

  • ACTIVIST
    2 claimed

    Be a facilitator of change. Receive a Shalom Festival t-shirt.

  • VISIONARY
    0 claimed

    Show the world that Israel is a Light to the Nations. Receive a Shalom Festival t-shirt and one VIP ticket to the Festival.

  • CHAMPION OF THE SHALOM FESTIVAL
    0 claimed

    Support Shalom Festival efforts to defeat the BDS attempts to delegitimize Israel. Receive a Shalom Festival t-shirt and two VIP tickets to the Festival.

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