September 17th, 2005
I live next to al Thaqafa street in Shmeisani. Everyday I pass through this street, I just have one image stuck in my mind.. Art, music and cultural festival. People paint, play music and perform a sketch scene. But in real, the street is only a place for some people to set or walk.
So I’ve decided not to criticize this situation unless I do something about it. Then a chance came through the Jubilee School Alumni Club, and as a board member I worked with some of my colleague and started to organize a cultural event in the street.
I was so surprised of how much the municipality supported and encouraged us. They gave us reservation, even if it was in short notice, supports in printing the invitations and posters, media coverage and everything we need to make this event a success. Also I was surprised of how much students and graduates interacted with this idea and motivated. From all backgrounds they felt they need to show there other sensitive side of art and culture.
And here you go, with less than 10 days we are about to do something in this street. I hope it will succeed. And I hope this experience will encourage others to do so. Then we will have a street full of events all days of the year. This is what am looking forward to see. This is what am going to work for.
I would like to thank president of the club Mrs. Dima Jweehan for taking this dream a step forward. Mr. Nabeel Abu Atta for his efforts of building a bridge between our club and the municipality. Mr. Ali Al Dabbas for his active movements and support. The rest of the board members, and all people who is participating in this event.