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Matthew Teller on Jerusalem - The Nine Quarters

Matthew Teller on Jerusalem - The Nine Quarters

From GBP 15.00

Location

Date

Apr 18 2024 18:30 - 21:00

Description

In aid  of The St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group, which serves the West Bank and Gaza, join renowned speaker Matthew Teller as he delves into the captivating world of Jerusalem and its Nine Quarters. Includes Book Signing and Reception with wine and canapes.

Hosted by The Guild of St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group, this seminar is not only a chance to gain insight into one of the world's most fascinating cities but also support a noble cause in healthcare.

Ticket prices range from GBP 15.00 to GBP 35.00, offering everyone the opportunity to be part of this enlightening event. Embrace this unique chance to learn, contribute to charity and be part of an evening that promises to be both informative and enriching. Don't miss out!

About Nine Quarters of Jerusalem

In Jerusalem, what you see and what is true are two different things. Maps divide the walled Old City into four quarters, yet that division doesn’t reflect the reality of mixed and diverse neighbourhoods. Beyond the crush and frenzy of its major religious sites, much of the Old City remains little known to visitors, its people overlooked and their stories untold. Nine Quarters of Jerusalem lets the communities of the Old City speak for themselves. Ranging through ancient past and political present, it evokes the city’s depth and cultural diversity.

Matthew Teller’s highly original ‘biography’ features the Old City’s Palestinian and Jewish communities, but also spotlights its Indian and African populations, its Greek and Armenian and Syriac cultures, its downtrodden Dom Gypsy families and its Sufi mystics. It discusses the sources of Jerusalem’s holiness and the ideas – often startlingly secular – that have shaped lives within its walls. It is an evocation of place through story, led by the voices of Jerusalemites.

About Matthew Teller

Matthew Teller writes for the BBC, Guardian, Independent, Time, Financial Time and other global media. He has produced and presented documentaries for BBC Radio 4 and World Service, and has reported for From Our Own Correspondent from around the Middle East and beyond. He is the author of several travel guides, including the Rough Guide to Jordan; his most recent book is Quite Alone: Journalism from the Middle East 2008–2019.

Organiser

St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group is the only charitable provider of expert eye care in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, treating patients regardless of ethnicity, religion or ability to pay.


The Fundraising Guild host several events in aid of St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group each year. 

Venue

St Wilfrid's Hall, London Oratory, Brompton Rd, SW7 2RP London

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