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An evening with Syria's Disappeared and Suspended

Date: Saturday 27 January 2018

Time: 18:30-21:00 

Venue: St James's Church Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL

Speakers: Sara Afshar and Yaman Alqadri

Tickets: £12.00 - Click here to book your place

The City Circle is pleased to be partnering with Syria Solidarity UK to present a screening of the film documentary Syria's Disappeared. It tells the hidden story of the tens of thousands of men, women and children who have been "disappeared" in Syria since the beginning of the conflict in 2011. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film's director Sara Afshar, and former Syrian detainee and torture survivor Yaman Alqadri.

The evening will end with a beautiful musical performance by Sana Wahbaa on the Qanoon, a key instrument in Syrian music.

Our venue for the evening is St James's Church Piccadilly, which offers the opportunity to view Arabella Dorman's art installation Suspended, highlighting the plight of Syrian refugees. 

Suspended by Arabella Dorman. Photo by Tim Ireland

This is a ticketed event so please book your tickets through Eventbrite. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Starfish Foundation and Syria Solidarity UK.


Sara Afshar, Director and producer of Syria's Disappeared @SaraAfshar

Yaman Alqadri, former Syrian detainee and torture survivor

Additional details

The film contains descriptions and images of torture and violence. Although all are welcome, we would advise it may be unsuitable for young people under the age of 18.
Doors open at 18:30 and the screening begins at 19:00 sharp.
Tickets are non-refundable.
If you have any questions, please contact the event organiser: