Friends from Bethlehem are a group of four friends who share a passion. Rafat Shomali, Rana Salman and Osama Awwad are all from Bethlehem, Palestine and have worked in tourism for many years. Miriam Ozanne is based in the UK and involved in many cultural activities both here and in Palestine.
They’re coming to Greenbelt to give us an experience of Palestine. Whilst they are all involved in a variety of diverse organisations and projects, they’re coming as individuals rather than representing a particular organisation.
This way they can give us a holistic taste of Palestinian hospitality and culture, as well as speaking about the work of a wide range of projects and organisations.