After a forced stop in 2019, 2020, and 2021, the Horsh Beirut Festival returns this year in its 7th edition. This annual festival is held in one of Beirut’s largest public parks, a wide green space that hosts many cultural and recreational activities.
This year’s program includes a group of artistic and musical performances, for people of all ages.
Here is the schedule:
A cultural program ahead of the festival:
- September 5 to 8: A French writing workshop – tree-themed. 5 pm to 7 pm.
- September 7: Poetic readings in three languages, French, English, and Arabic. 6 pm to 7:30 pm.
- September 8: A comic book workshop. 4 pm to 7 pm.
- September 9: An excerpt from the film Bab el Shams. 8 pm to 10 pm.
Saturday, September 10:
- 5 pm to 6 pm: Folktales for children with Khaled Naanan, Ghiwa Allam, and Nathalie Serhan Stories from local popular heritage and global.
- 6 pm to 7 pm: Puppet show “Zaibak” with Association Al-Khayal and The Lebanese Puppets Theater, a play by Karim Dakroub, in Arabic that will run for 50 minutes.
- 7 pm to 8 pm: “One thousand and one nights” the Extraordinary Tales of Scheherazade told by storyteller Jihad Darwish.
- 9 pm to 10:30 pm: Oriental songs with Oumayma El-Khalil and her troupe, accompanied by the dancer Pierre Geagea.
Sunday, September 11:
- 4 pm – 5 pm: Theatre, “We can… Isn’t it?” with the Himaya Association, an interactive play by raises awareness, aimed at children and parents, on the theme of bullying and child abuse – 4 pm – 5 pm;
- 5 pm to 6 pm: A circus show with Cirquenciel: A circus show, which aims to encourage young people to develop their skills cognitive, physical, and socio-psychological through the practice of circus activities.
- 6 pm to 7 pm: Puppet show “The Time Machine,” which tells the story of Hayat’s journey through time that will make him discover the impact that our actions and our behaviors on our future.
- 8:30 pm to 10 pm: Oriental songs with Al Kamandjati In homage to Philemon Wehbeh with the participation of Moulham Khalaf and Joe Azar.
For registration and more inquiries, contact 01 203 026.
The festival has also free admission.